Childbirth Education  |  DOULA CARE  |  Lactation Support

serving pregnant, birthing & newborn families in Western Massachusetts

attending births in Greenfield, Northampton, Holyoke, Springfield, Pittsfield, Brattleboro and HOME

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Family Centers often offer groups for parents of infants and young children.

Some family centers offer "free stores" (used baby items donated by the community)

and connect families to services like fuel assistance and WIC:

Greenfield Family Center

Amherst Family Center

Northampton Parents Center

Cummington Family Center

It Takes a Village - parents' groups, "the Village Closet" (massive free store), postpartum home visits from trained volunteers & more! 

Cooley Dickinson Childbirth Center - You do not have to have given birth at Cooley to attend their many parents' group and events.

Your local library may present a story hour, host music classes for kids or just be a great place to hang out. Some public and private schools offer playgroups for very young children. For folks in West County, there is one at Buckland Shelburne Elementary School.

See FEEDING YOUR BABY - lactation support groups are opportunities for new parents to gather, learn and connect.

Mama's Comfort Camp - a free and unique online support group for mothers

Facebook groups by geography: Greenfield, the Hilltowns, Easthampton, Amherst, Northampton, etc.

Facebook groups for parents by interest: baby wearing, gentle parenting, clothing diapering, hiking with your baby, low milk supply, birth trauma, special needs babies, parenting with physical limitations... probably anything you can think of! And if you can't find it, you can start your own. Ask me if you are looking for something specific and having trouble finding it.