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.
Tuesdays 11:30 am-1:30 pm
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 Village online support group
This weekly support group is offered on a drop-in basis. Learn more about the UCSF Postpartum Village.
Pregnancy Loss Support and Education Group
A new ZOOM support/education group for UCSF patients who have experienced a first or second trimester pregnancy loss in the past year. There is no cost for the group.
Facilitated by psychologist Lauri Pasch, PhD who works at the UCSF Center for Reproductive Health, and by Patricia Robertson, MD, a UCSF obstetrician who specializes in high risk pregnancies.
Groups sessions are held every 2 weeks from 12-1pm