PO Box 33128, Portland, OR 97292

BBC Support Groups for Moms and Dads

****At Baby Blues Connection the health and mental well-being of parents and their children is our highest priority.

In light of the current Corvid-19/Coronavirus recommendations from state and local leadership, we are cancelling all in-person groups. All support groups will continue to meet on regularly scheduled days/times but will utilize technology and meet virtually through Zoom.
Anxiety is very high at this time and we’d love to see you. If you could benefit from additional support we are also available through phone, email and on our Parent Support Facebook group. Please, take extra good care and reach out if you need. *****

(this message was added 3/13/2020 and will remain in effect until 4/30/2020)

BBC currently offers 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 LGBTQAI+ friendly.

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.

Tuesday Day-time Group

If you are looking for support, we would love to meet you!

Friday 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.

Thursday Day-time Group
(older children welcome)

If you are looking for support, we would love to meet you!

Monday Day-time Group
(older children welcome)

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. ****the time of this group was changed in response to quarantine on 3/27/20 and will remain in effect until 4/30/20)

Thursday Evening Group
(older children welcome)

We’re excited to invite you to a weekly, support group for parents from all walks of life! You’re welcome to join us as we gather together to share our stories, heartaches, joys, frustrations, and more.

This will be an open group in that parents and kids are welcome. The entrance to the Swapnplay is off of Leonard St. with plenty of on-street parking. There’s a double door with a doorbell to the right of it. Ring when you arrive and someone will let you in.

Limited childcare can be made available upon request! Please contact us to coordinate childcare needs. Requests must be made a minimum of 48 hours in advance. Eventually, we’ll be contracting with Spilt Milk Nannies and pay for 1.5 hours of limited play supervision.

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, Weekend
(babes in arms only please)

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.

Dad Drop-in Group, Evening
(no kids please)

Guys, come meet up with some other dads. Casual group to talk about the challenges you might be facing in your new role.   Food and drink available for purchase.

Dad Drop-in Group, – Weekend
(kids welcome)

Guys – are you realizing that parenthood isn’t quite what you expected? Are you stressed out, depressed or struggling to connect with your partner? Need some tools to help get you through the rough spots? This group is for you. Come and meet other dads in a casual environment where you can ask real questions and get the support you need.