BBC Support Groups for Moms and Dads

We currently offer support groups in the Portland Metro area of Oregon, but we are happy to help you find a group in your area no matter where you live.

  • All of our groups are free of charge.
  • Information shared in groups is confidential.
  • We provide judgment free safe spaces to share experiences.
  • We are LGBT friendly.

Anyone interested in attending the group meeting is encouraged to call BBC first to get on the group list. Please call 1-800-557-8375 (toll-free) for more information.

MamaCare Groups

Our MamaCare groups are designed to help and support pregnant women and postpartum women as we learn to handle stress related to becoming parents as well focusing on depression, anxiety and birth trauma.  All of our trained facilitators utilize the same techniques.

You may bring your infant with you to group sessions, and breastfeeding is welcomed. Some groups have the space to allow older children to attend too.

SE Portland Night-time Group
(babes in arms only please)

The night-time SE group meets in a tranquil and calming spa environment. Our room has comfortable seating and we offer hot tea and water. We regularly have pregnant, postpartum and nursing/bottle-feeding women attending group. Babies in arms are always welcome, but since it is an evening group it is also a great opportunity to come without baby and focus on your own self-care! We often discus birth stories, nursing issues, relationship challenges such as ‘how to reconnect with your partner after baby’s arrival’ and many of the other joys and challenges of motherhood. If you are looking for support, we would love to meet you!

SE Portland Day-time Group
(older children invited)

This down-to-earth, welcoming group consists of pregnant and new moms who support one another through our journey into motherhood. We talk openly about a wide array of topics with kind, caring facilitators who truly understand how tough it can be. Shoe free space.

West-side Group

Pregnant mothers, as well as those with newborns and young toddlers are welcome to attend this nonjudgmental support network.

West-side Day-time Group- temporarily closed, reopening fall 2016
(babes in arms only please)

  • Meeting time:
  • Meeting place:

This group is for new moms who are experiencing postpartum depression and anxiety and are looking for a caring and non-judgmental environment in which to express themselves freely. Parking is available free in the lot.  Once you come into the clinic, go through the check in line and let them know you are there to attend the Baby Blues Connection meeting and someone will take you back to the conference room.

(older children welcome)

  • Meets every Friday 10:00 am – 11:30 am
  • Doula Love (Milagros Family Room, 5433 NE 30th Ave. Portland, OR 97211)

This group meets in a wonderful space with lots of natural light and a variety of comfortable seating. Group is open to pregnant women and new moms- babes in arms welcome as well as toddlers.  Coffee and tea is available. The meeting space is one block south off Killingsworth. Come meet up with us!

St. John’s Group- NEW LOCATION
(older children welcome)

  • Meets every Thursday 10:00 am – 11:30 am
  • St. Johns Swapnplay (7535 N Chicago St. Portland, OR 97203)


Dad Groups

Dad’s need support too.  Our groups for dads are designed to focus on the male perspective of pregnancy and parenting as well as paternal postpartum depression, anxiety, and stress. You may bring your infant with you to group sessions.

Dad Drop-in Group
(babes in arms only please)

  • Meeting Time: the first Sunday of the Month 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Meeting Place: Seahorses (4029 SE Hawthorne Blvd.)

Guys, are you realizing that parenthood isn’t quite what you expected? Need some tools to help get you through the rough spots? Wonder what’s up with this baby, and your partner? This is the group for you. Come meet other new and soon-to-be dads in a casual environment where you can grab coffee and ask questions — the real questions — and get answers.

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