Moms Supporting Moms

Support and mentoring for pregnant and postpartum women and their families

Need support?
Call or text the Moms Supporting Moms non-emergency warmline at 910.898.2139

Moms Supporting Moms is for:

Pregnant/postpartum women and their partners looking for support and guidance through their baby’s first year and beyond.

Program focus:

Moms Supporting Moms supports and guides expectant and postpartum moms and their families. Participants may choose from any of the following services:

  • A mentoring program that pairs moms with trained volunteers, experienced caregivers themselves. Mom mentors offer guidance in understanding the baby’s needs, feeding, growth and development.
  • A weekly support group led by trained facilitators for moms experiencing perinatal mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety. Please note that a clinical diagnosis is not required.
  • Monthly in-person meetups for moms and babies.
  • Frequent Black Mothers Matter Talks hosted by Black maternal health professionals.
  • A quarterly partner support group.
  • Referrals to community resources and specialized therapists.

Program details:

  • Length – Mentors meet or communicate with participating moms for the baby’s first year. Support groups are ongoing and are available as long as needed.
  • Location – Support groups are held online and in person. Mentors are available primarily for Wake County participants and communicate via phone, video chat or in person when preferred by participants.
  • Cost – No charge

You Are Not Alone. We Are Here to Help.

Program coordinator:

Krystal Grady, PMH-C; 919.232.5662

Please fill out a program registration form for yourself or someone you are referring to SAFEchild.

Important note for emergencies: If you or someone you know needs immediate medical attention due to extreme symptoms (suicidal thoughts or psychosis), call 911 or take the mother to the emergency room immediately. Postpartum psychosis is an extremely rare event that occurs in less than 1 percent of new mothers and is not to be confused with postpartum mood and anxiety disorders.

Are you pregnant or newly postpartum?

Read this article on finding joy again after postpartum depression.

Here’s a great mental health screening and discussion tool for new parents from Postpartum Support International.

Our handy guide to the Period of PURPLE Crying (en español aquí) – the period from 6-8 weeks until about 5 months when babies cry more than any other time – includes an explanation of what it’s all about and tried-and-true soothing techniques.