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Postpartum Support 

Approximately 15 to 20 percent of all women experience some form of pregnancy-related depression or anxiety. If this happens to you, know that you are not alone.

If you are experiencing thoughts of suicide, thoughts of self-harm and/or harming others, please call or text 988, call 911, go to your nearest emergency room or contact your local crisis line below:

Getting Better Together: Postpartum Support Group for Moms

Our Getting Better Together Postpartum Support Group provides peer support for moms who may be experiencing depression or anxiety during their transition to motherhood. These support groups are facilitated by VCU Health and VCU team members. We encourage you to take this time for yourself. To protect the privacy of other group members, we ask that family and friends not attend the group. If possible, have someone else care for your children during our virtual group.

In person groups meet the 2nd Friday of each month from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at VCU Health Hub at 25th in downtown Richmond. Online Zoom groups meet the 4th Tuesday of each month from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

If you have any questions, please call (804) 212-6107 and leave a message with your phone number and one of our team members will return your call.

Disclaimers and group rules:

  • This group is to provide emotional support, information, encouragement, and resources.
  • This group is not a substitute for medical help. Please consult your healthcare provider for medical advice or if you have questions regarding your health and well-being.
  • Discussions are confidential. However, we will contact your emergency contact if we are concerned about your safety or the safety of others.
  • Everyone has different beliefs and views. Everyone is making tough choices for their family. It is important that we are respectful of everyone's choices and beliefs and that this is a safe space for all.

Registration

To register for an upcoming Getting Better Together peer support group, click on one of the dates listed below:

In person/Zoom Hybrid:

January 12, 2024
February 9, 2024
March 8, 2024
April 12, 2024
May 10, 2024
June 14, 2024

Virtual:

December 26, 2023
January 23, 2024
February 27, 2024
March 26, 2024
April 23, 2024
May 28, 2024
June 25, 2024

For online groups, you will receive an email with Zoom details.

Other resources to support you are:

Beyond Baby Blues guide

Postpartum Support Virginia or (703) 829-7152

Postpartum Support International Helpline or call (800) 944-4773

National Maternal Mental Health Hotline or call (833) 943-5746