Support and mentoring for new mothers and their families
Phone support for moms and their families is available
via a “warmline” at 919.454.6946 – or text 910.898.2139
Welcome Baby is for:
First-time mothers wanting mom-to-mom support and mentoring.
- Understanding the baby’s needs, feeding and infant care.
- Learning about growth and development.
- Exploring community resources that are available to the family.
- Length – New moms will meet or communicate with their mentor for one year.
- Location – The mom and mentor meet at home or at a park, museum or other location in the community. [NOTE: Home visits are suspended temporarily, but moms continue to communicate with their mentor as needed!]
- Cost –No charge
Are you pregnant or newly postpartum during this pandemic? Find important information about hospital procedures and tips for surviving the first few weeks at home in this webinar recording. Listen to this podcast on challenges for pregnant and postpartum moms here (advance to 18:08 to hear program coordinator Megan Roberts). And check out this helpful postpartum guide.
Moms Supporting Moms is for:
New mothers (first-time and experienced) suffering from anxiety or depression related to a postpartum mood disorder – a clinical diagnosis is not required.
- Support from other moms in the form of an in-person weekly support group or online groups led by trained facilitators who have themselves recovered from a postpartum mood disorder. [Please note that while in-person groups are suspended temporarily, our online groups continue to meet!]
- Additional information, support and resources from medical advisers such as pediatricians, social workers and sleep consultants.
- A quarterly support group for family members.
- Length – Support is ongoing and is available as long as needed.
- Location – In-person groups meet at Mid-Carolina OB/GYN. [NOTE: In-person groups are suspended temporarily.]
Online groups meet weekly.
Contact program coordinator Megan Roberts at email@example.com for details.
- Additional support – Warmline at 919.454.6946; text support line at 910.898.2139.
- Cost –No charge
Please fill out a program inquiry 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.