Postpartum Support Groups
Congratulations, you've delivered.
The UCSF Women's Health Resource Center is here to support and guide you through this journey as new parents.
From joining one of our support groups to meeting with one of our lactation consultants, there are a number of resources we can help you with.
Programs like Afterglow, MILK (Mother and Infant Lactation Kooperative) support groups and Postpartum Online Support (PPV) offer an opportunity to share experiences, gain knowledge or simply get comfort and assurance in safe environments.
Get more information and register below.
These groups and classes are also a wonderful way to meet other new parents.
Feel free to call us if you have further questions, Mission Bay 415.514.2670.
The Afterglow: A Postpartum Support Group
For new parents (UCSF patients only): Fee
In this four-week postpartum support group, new parents with their babies will gather to share their experiences, discuss the highs and lows of motherhood, learn about the “Baby Blues” and support one another in their new days of parenting. (Recommended for mothers, support person(s) and babies 0-6 months). This group is facilitated by Juli Fraga, PsyD. Psychologist specializing in perinatal wellness and Cherry Jones, CIMI, LMFT.
Mondays | (Currently held virtually)
*All sessions are held over Zoom due to COVID health restrictions.
Fee: $120 per series, Four sessions per series
Note: Scholarships available.
MILK-Mother & Infant Lactation Kooperative
MILK is a FREE weekly breastfeeding and mother support group. Moms and babies ranging in age from newborn to six months old are welcome. Share your experiences and learn how other mothers are adjusting to the demands of motherhood.
Get your questions answered with evidence-based lactation information.
MILK is offering Zoom sessions led by our board certified lactation consultants. Registration required. Space is limited.
Tuesdays 1:30-3:00pm (Currently held over Zoom)
Fridays 10:00-11:30 am (Currently held over Zoom)
Postpartum Online Support
Postpartum Village Virtual Support Group for UCSF Patients: Free
Listen and share your story as a parent of a newborn, from the comfort of your own home.
This postpartum virtual support group is offered on a drop-in basis.
Our goal is to support our postpartum patients who are facing the ups and downs of being a parent, healing and connecting with other families especially during the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Facilitated peer support
- Strategies for postpartum recovery
- Practice of stress reduction techniques, such as mindfulness.
This support group is not intended to treat direct postpartum medical conditions, but a referral can be provided if needed.
Facilitated by Sasha Yamnik, CNM, and/or Patricia Robertson MD
Wednesdays | 1:30-2:30pm (Currently held virtually)
Call 415.514.2670 or register.