Boston-Area

Moms’ Groups for Boston-Area

ALLSTON

Jewish Family & Children Services
Center for Early Relationship Support
(Portuguese and Spanish-speaking group)

When: Fridays, 10:30am-12
Where: St. Anthony’s Church – 43 Holton Street
Contact: Jacqueline Caceres – 781-693-5022
Registration is not necessary and these groups are free.

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ARLINGTON

Jewish Family & Children Services
Center For Early Relationship Support

When: Fridays, 10-11:30am
Where: Calvary Methodist Church- 300 Massachusetts Ave.
Registration is not necessary and these groups are free.

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Boston

A Mom is Born

When: Wednesdays, 12:30-1:45pm
Where: Boston Integrated Health, 581 Boylston St., Suite 700B, Doorbell #703, Boston
Who: First-time moms and their non-mobile babies
What: Led by Maria Dolorico, these groups give new moms a chance to meet other new mothers, share stories, and ask questions about newborns, feeding, and sleeping tips, plus share the tips about what’s working for them. The group is free, but there is a $5 suggested donation.

Massachusetts General Hospital New Moms Group

When: Tuesdays, 10-11:30am
Where: Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit St., Yawkey Building Second Floor, Satter Conference Center
What: Free, weekly group meetings that are open to the public. Moms are invited to discuss topics such as breastfeeding, newborn care and adjusting to motherhood in a supportive environment.

Little Lovage Club
New moms and their babies aged 0-12 weeks

When: Wednesdays, 11am-12:30pm or Fridays 2-3:30pm
What: Join fellow new moms for a multi-week program where you can get used to getting out of the house with your new baby. Share experiences, gather tips and tricks, and learn ways to play with your baby, soothe fussy babies, and more. Cost is $165-198 per semester.
Where: Little Lovage Club, 778 Tremont St., Boston

Brookline

Jewish Family & Children Services
Center For Early Relationship Support

When: Tuesdays, 10:30am–noon. Where: Temple Ohabei Shalom, 1187 Beacon St. Brookline, Ma
Registration is not necessary and these groups are free.

Cambridge

Jewish Family & Children Services
Center For Early Relationship Support

When: Thursdays, 10-11:30am Where: Congregation Eitz Chayim,134-136 Magazine St. Cambridge, Ma
Registration is not necessary and these groups are free.

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Cambridge Health Alliance New Moms Group

When: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10am-noon
Where: CHA Cambridge Hospital Campus, 8 Camelia Ave. (next to the Cambridge Birth Center)
What: This free, drop-in group meets three times per week so new moms can gather in a supportive environment led by CHA’s doulas. The groups are held in English, but translation is available in multiple languages. A lactation consultant is available on Tuesdays to answer breastfeeding questions.

Chestnut Hill

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center New Moms Group

When: Mondays, 1pm-2:30pm
Where: Healthworks Fitness Center, 1300 Boylston Street, Chestnut Hill, Ma
What: Free group meetings provide emotional support for new parents and the opportunity to discuss concerns about your baby and parenting issues, such as bathing, soothing and feeding. Registration is required.

Dedham

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center New Moms Group

Dedham Daytime Group:
When:Tuesdays, 10am-11:30am Where: Dedham Health and Athletic Complex, 200 Providence Highway

Dedham Working Moms Group: When: Second and fourth Tuesdays of the month, 7pm-8:30pm
Where: Dedham Health and Athletic Complex, 200 Providence Highway

What: Free group meetings provide emotional support for new parents and the opportunity to discuss concerns about your baby and parenting issues, such as bathing, soothing and feeding. Registration is required.

Jamaica Plain

Mama & Me
First- or second-time moms and their babies (older siblings are welcome at the second-time group)

Where: Mama & Me, 284 Armory St., Jamaica Plain, Ma
When: Times and days vary by group and new sessions are starting all the time.
What: First Connections is a six-week group program that meets once per week to discuss the joys and challenges of new parenthood during your baby’s first four months of life. Second Time Moms’ Group is a six-week group program that meets once per week to discuss everything related to being a mom of two kids in the second baby’s first six months of life. The groups cost $144 and pre-registration is required.

Jewish Family & Children Services
Center for Early Relationship Support

When: Wednesdays, 1:30-3pm
Where: Curtis Hall Third Floor Dance Studio, 20 South St. Jamaica Plain, Ma
Registration is not necessary and these groups are free.

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Marblehead

Jewish Family & Children Services
Center for Early Relationship Support

When: Tuesdays, 10:45am-12:15pm
Where: Jewish Community Center of the North Shore, 4 Community Road, Marblehead, Ma
Registration is not necessary and these groups are free.

Melrose

Jewish Family & Children Services
Center for Early Relationship Support

When: Wednesdays, 10-11:30am Where: Temple Beth Shalom, 21 E. Forster St., Melrose, Ma
Registration is not necessary and these groups are free.

Medford

Jewish Family & Children Services
Center for Early Relationship Support

When: Tuesdays, 12:30-2pm Where: Medford Family Network (at Medford High School), 489 Winthrop St., Medford, Ma
Registration is not necessary and these groups are free.

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Milton

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center New Moms Group

When: Fridays, 1pm-2:30pm
Where: Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton, 199 Reedsdale Road, Milton, Ma
What: Free group meetings provide emotional support for new parents and the opportunity to discuss concerns about your baby and parenting issues, such as bathing, soothing and feeding. Registration is required.

Newton

William James College, Freedman Center
First-time moms with babies up to six months old (the center also has a separate support group for new dads)

When: 6-week daytime sessions
Where: Freedman Center, One Wells Ave (Ground Floor), Newton
What: New mothers ask questions, share experiences, make new friends, and get support from a professional facilitator and from each other. Babies are always welcome. Group sizes are limited and pre-registration is required, though the group is free.

Sharon

Jewish Family & Children Services
Center for Early Relationship Support

When: Fridays, 10-11:30am
Where: Temple Israel of Sharon, 125 Pond St., Sharon, Ma
Registration is not necessary and these groups are free.

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Waltham

Jewish Family & Children Services
Center for Early Relationship Support (Portuguese and Spanish speaking group)

When: Tuesdays, 10:30am–noon. Where: Temple Beth Israel (behind Hannaford Supermarket), 25 Harvard St., Waltham, Ma
Contact: Jacqueline Caceres, 781-693-5022
Registration is not necessary and these groups are free.

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Auburn Hospital New Parent Group
All new parents and non-crawling infants, regardless of place of birth or OB care provider

When: Tuesdays, 2 pm-3:30pm
Where: The Classroom at 355 Waverley Oaks Road, Waltham, Ma
What: Free, drop-in group meetings with other new moms attended by certified nurse-midwives, guest speakers, and even massage therapists

Watertown

Jewish Family & Children Services
Center for Early Relationship Support

When: Fridays, 9:15-10:45am Where: Watertown Family Network, Phillips School, 30 Common St., Watertown, Ma
Registration is not necessary and these groups are free.

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