Support Groups


New moms support groupFirst Steps: New Moms Support Group

This group gives moms and their babies the opportunity to meet in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere. Moms can bring a brown bag lunch and join in lively informative conversations conducted by Women and Infants Center nurses.

The group meets on the fourth floor of the Carol Jo Vecchie Women and Children’s Center at HSHS St. John’s Hospital every Wednesday from 12 noon - 1:30 p.m. There is no charge for this service and no registration required.

New Moms Dealing with Feelings Support Group

This support group gives help to women in the central Illinois area who are or may be experiencing symptoms of postpartum depression (PPD) and other mood disorders following the birth of their baby. By meeting with other women with similar experiences, women can learn the facts about PPD and explore positive ways to cope.

The group meets every other Wednesday at noon in the NICU conference room on the fourth floor of the Carol Jo Vecchie Women and Children’s Center. Dates for the group meetings can be found on the Event Calendar or by calling our Personal Birth Consultant at (217)744-2229.

No reservations or referrals are needed to attend.

Share Support Group

Share is for parents who have lost a baby due to miscarriage, still birth or early infant death. It meets on the first Wednesday of each month from 7 – 8 p.m. in the St. Clare Annex, next to Chapel at St. John’s Hospital. For more information, call Spiritual Care at (217) 544-6464, ext. 55675.

Other Resources

Parent Help Line. Parenting questions or concerns? Help is just a phone call away. Call (217) 544-5808 or toll-free (888) 727-5889.

Springfield Moms. Online family resources