Moms Supporting Moms | MOVE | Circle of Security Parenting | Crianza con Cariño | MENS |
Support and mentoring for pregnant and postpartum women and their families
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.
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.
- Biweekly Tuesday Morning Chats led by trained facilitators allows moms to socialize and talk about parenting life. Guest presenters from community organizations visit occasionally.
- Monthly in-person Meetups for all MSM participants.
- A quarterly partner support group.
- Referrals to community resources and specialized therapists.
- 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.
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?
Check out this helpful postpartum planning guide.
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.