Perinatal & Postpartum Support Groups in Westchester

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Perinatal & Postpartum Support Groups in Westchester

The arrival of a new baby is a beautiful and transformative experience for any family. Along with building a solid support system at home, new parents can also benefit from seeking help from their community. Pregnancy and postpartum support groups are a valuable resource for parents, whether they are welcoming their first child or already have experience with parenting. 

Perinatal and postpartum support groups, while offering various services, all share one crucial element: foster a profound sense of community. These groups provide a haven where parents can connect with others who truly understand their journey, creating a warm and welcoming environment. They are not just a place to ask questions, learn, and share stories; they are a space where new parents can find solace and make friends. 

Finding these support groups can be daunting. Unfortunately, the lack of free resources in our communities is evident, and it can be overwhelming for parents to navigate. Some may give up looking for this support altogether, but we’re here to help. We’ve found a few local support groups, many of them offering free resources, that you can join today. 

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Support Groups 

Lower Hudson Valley Perinatal Network, Web-Based Support 

The Lower Hudson Valley Perinatal Network offers free weekly web-based baby cafés for new and expecting parents and their families. Parents will have the opportunity to meet and talk with other new and expecting parents, learn how to make breastfeeding a bit easier and get tips on latching, pumping, healthy baby weight gain, going back to work, and anything related to parenthood. This group meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Private consultations are also available upon request. 

For more information on how to join this group, visit the Rockland and Westchester Baby Café Facebook Page. They will provide their Zoom link for video conferencing, meeting ID, and passcode. Those interested in learning more about this organization can call the Lower Hudson Valley Perinatal Network at 845-579-5100 (Rockland) or 914-922-2240 (Westchester) or visit LHVPN.net

Pregnancy & Postpartum Support Group Scarsdale Public Library

This Pregnancy and Postpartum Support Group, available in the Scarsdale Public Library, is a free resource for new moms. Led by Andrea Glover, LCSW, PMHC, a highly experienced therapist, this ongoing support group meets a few times a month. Glover, who has a private practice in Scarsdale, specializes in perinatal, reproductive, maternal, and menopausal mental health and generously provides this resource to new moms of Westchester, ensuring they receive the best possible support. 

Parents will walk away with a brief education about mood and anxiety disorders, support group time, and resources. No registration is required, and parents from all over Westchester are welcome. Check out the Scarsdale Public Library calendar for a complete list of dates and times when this group meets or for any other information. 

Birth from The Earth, Inc., Fatherhood Fridays 

Birth from the Earth Inc. is a nonprofit group based in Yonkers, NY, that focuses on providing education and empowerment to parents of the community. Their mission is To activate and engage through education, comprehensive training’s, inclusion and holistic care.” With a vision “to empower and create strong families, communities, and societies, that know their bodies, know their choices and know their voice.

This organization provides various services to parents and a space where they can empower themselves as parents. With services like lactation support, birth and postpartum support, and community events, this space offers vital resources for the Westchester community. A great addition to the support groups in the area is their Fatherhood Fridays group. This group meets virtually and is a space for fathers to build community with one another. The group meets via Zoom on the 4th Friday of every month and requires registration. For more information on this nonprofit and support group, visit their website, birthfromtheearth.org

Pleasantville Therapy, New Parents Support Group 

Another great resource in Westchester is Pleasantville Therapy. At Pleasantville Therapy, they provide “evidence-based treatments, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), applied behavior analysis (ABA), play therapy, and PROMPT therapy for speech production disorders.” 

Their New Parents Support Group started in 2014. It is a free, professionally led support group for parents via Westchester and Putnam libraries. It is open to all parents and meets on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. For more information on this support group, visit pleasantvilletherapy.com/new-parents. If you’re interested in other services Pleasantville Therapy provides, call 914-488-4343 or email [email protected]

Everyday Parenting, Pregnancy, Postpartum & Parent Support

Everyday Parenting, serving New York City and Westchester County in Hartsdale, provides services to “families looking for expert guidance on everyday issues like discipline and daily routines, as well as those seeking more comprehensive clinical support for themselves or their children.” 

Everyday Parenting offers pregnancy, postpartum, and parent support specifically to moms with its New Moms’ Support Group. Together with Northwell Health Physician Partners Midwifery at Harrison, it provides a space where mothers can discuss motherhood, share experiences, and express their feelings. For more information on this Group, submit your questions using the EDParenting contact form.