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.
Great expectations programs like Afterglow, MILK (Mother and Infant Lactation Kooperative) support groups and Pumping and Returning to Work (PRW) offer an opportunity to share experiences, gain knowledge or simply get comfort and assurance in safe environments.
These groups and classes are also a wonderful way to meet other new mothers.
Feel free to call us if you have further questions, Mission Bay 415.514.2670.
Note: Scholarships available and all classes are currently being held through Zoom.
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.
Currently offered over Zoom
Tuesdays 11:30 am-1:30 pm
Currently offered over Zoom
“Before attending the group, all I knew is that I wanted to breastfeed...I came for the first time with my 5-day old baby and attending the group not only increased my confidence in breastfeeding, but transformed my transition into motherhood.”
Pumping & Returning to Work (PRW)
This postpartum class teaches practical tips and advice on transitioning to the world of pumping, working, and continuing to breastfeed your baby. Topics include: preserving a breastfeeding relationship, maintaining your milk supply, pumping schedules, collecting/storing/transporting breastmilk, bottle feeding, problem solving, and more. Support persons are encouraged to attend. Take 4-6 weeks before returning to work.
Postpartum Online support group
This weekly support group is offered on a drop-in basis.
Postpartum Online Support group
Listen and share your story as a new parent from the comfort of your own home. This postpartum online 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 new parents, 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 Talia Borgo and Ingrid Maccarthy
Free, Fridays, 11:00am-12:15pm | Online via zoom | Maximum 10 participants per session
Registration required from our member portal. Registrants will be sent a Zoom link prior to the start time. *Each participant is asked to follow confidentiality protocols. To register call (415) 514-2670 or visit our member portal.
"Ingrid, thank you...for inviting me to join the Postpartum Village support group when I saw you right after my delivery in January. You and Talia do such an incredible job creating a supportive atmosphere. The conversations are so engaging and authentic. I don’t know how I would have survived the month and a half without this to look forward to every week.
I hope that UCSF realizes that it’s work like the kind you and Talia are doing that solidifies its reputation as the best place to have a baby.
Thanks so much for keeping it going!"
UCSF Obstetric Patient