Becoming a mother is one of the most joyful and exciting experiences of your life. But it can also be a lonely and overwhelming one. You don’t have to do it alone.
Come to one of our support groups or join one of our online communities where moms discuss their experiences, provide tips and encourage one another through motherhood.
Our online social networks are for expecting, new and experienced moms in a safe, supportive place.
We encourage our members to interact with each other and our medical staff to celebrate the gift of new life, as well as support each other during the joys and struggles that come along with it.
OSF HealthCare offers a number of in-person support groups for new and experienced mothers.
|Moms of Beautiful Babies||Discussion group for moms of babies and toddlers||
|OSF St. Joseph Medical Center
Business & Conference Center
|Breastfeeding Support Group||Open discussions about breastfeeding and motherhood with other mothers and the Lactation Consultant.||
OSF Little Company of Mary
Evergreen Park, Illinois
|Moms of Beautiful Babies||Open discussions about breastfeeding and motherhood with other mothers and the OSF HealthCare Lactation Nurse(s).||Tuesday,
10 a.m. - Noon
|OSF Saint Elizabeth Medical Center
|Breastfeeding Support Group||Discussion group for moms of newborns to six months. Bring your baby and your lunch.||Wednesday, Noon - 2 p.m.||Breastfeeding Resource Center
|Postpartum Depression Support Group||Research suggests that one in seven new mothers will experience postpartum depression after giving birth. This peer-to-peer support group offers a place where women can share their experiences, learn from others and support each other without fear of judgment.
This support group was created with the help of an OSF HealthCare Mission Parter who experience postpartum depression after the birth of her son.
|Second Tuesday of each month, 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.||
Breastfeeding Resource Center
|What Works for You||OSF HealthCare and La Leche League of Greater Peoria team up to provide breastfeeding support with a special focus on the working mother||Second Thursday of each month,
5 - 6:30 p.m.
|Breastfeeding Resource Center
|Mothers of Beautiful Babies||
A weekly gathering for mothers either breast or formula feeding first time or experienced. This group helps them to connect with other women going through similar experiences.
Baby may have a weight check as scale will be available. Please feel free to bring your lunch and a blanket for sitting.
Noon - 2 p.m.
|OSF Saint Anthony Playroom