Postpartum Support Groups in Des Moines

Postpartum Support Groups in Des Moines

Many of you do not know, but I wear several hats including the hat as a Certified Postpartum Doula. I am passionate about supporting moms whether that be connecting them with resources, helping them at home or answering questions. If you are a new mom in Des Moines, you can find several places to go for emotional support. I have created a list of postpartum support groups in Des Moines.

If you have questions about what a Postpartum Doula is please visit my site Midwest Mom & Wife to learn more.

Des Moines, Postpartum Support, Postpartum Support Groups, Iowa

AGAPE: Postpartum Support Group 

First Sunday of the month

2 to 3 p.m. 

Trixie’s Salon; 6209 SE 14th Street, Des Moines

Agape is all about supporting mamas. In a time where postpartum depression, anxiety, and OCD are so prevalent, it is so important that we are supporting each other through motherhood. Our journeys all look different, but in the end, we’re all mothers, doing our best, and it’s okay to lean on each other. Come to find your tribe, and bask in the community of other mothers.

Bellies, Babies & Beyond 

The third Friday of the month 

10 to 11:30 a.m. 

Balance Chiropractic & Wellness; 6611 University Avenue Suite 103, Windsor Heights

Every month you are invited to come to this safe place with questions, concerns or just to meet other moms just like you. Pregnant, new moms and their partners are allowed to join. Children 12 months and younger are welcome.

This group will be led by Certified Postpartum Doula Erin Huiatt and Lactation Consultant Jenny Wood.

Erin Huiatt will be available to answer questions and lead a discussion about various topics. Jenny will be available to answer basic breastfeeding questions and will offer a 15% discount to anyone who may need further assessment and/or care. Find your tribe + Be supported!

Mommy Matters: Postpartum and Breastfeeding Support Group 

First and third Monday of every month 

4:30 to 6 p.m. 

Broadlawns Medical Plaza; First Floor Conference Room; 1761 Hickman Rd, DSM

Meet with other moms who understand what you are going through and know that you are not alone. Share experiences in a safe and supportive environment. Scales will be available for you to weigh your baby and a lactation specialist will be available to answer questions. Siblings are welcome.

QUESTIONS: Please call (515) 282-2260 or email thamann@broadlawns.org

Open to the public. You do not need to have delivered at Broadlawns

Museum Babies

Every Wednesday

9 a.m.

Des Moines Children’s Museum 

Meeting other moms who are in the same season of life as you is really hard!! Especially if you have a baby + older kids!!

Museum Babies is a Des Moines Children’s Museum initiative to support parents with babies. A museum volunteer will facilitate discussion and guest speakers will address a variety of parenting topics. Older siblings are always welcome to play in the museum while parents and babies are participating in Museum Babies.

Bring your baby (and any older siblings that are at home) and come meet other moms with babies.

This is a free, one-hour event!

Postpartum Adjustment Support Group 

Second and Fourth Thursday for the month. 

6:30 to 8 p.m. 

Walnut Creek YMCA; 948 73rd Street, West Des Moines 

This FREE support group is for any moms or moms-to-be in the metro area who are struggling with any perinatal mood disorders (depression, anxiety, OCD, bipolar disorder, etc).

This group will provide a supportive, safe environment to offer tools and guidance to help you on your journey in motherhood. Babies in arms welcome.

Postpartum Depression & Anxiety Support Group 

Every Friday. Beginning October 4th.

3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Broadlawns Medical Center 

This free support group is for moms who want to share and connect with other women for support. The group will offer education, support, and tools to help you feel like yourself again. Topics will include postpartum depression and anxiety, miscarriage, and still-birth, self-care, postpartum relationship issues, coping skills, sibling jealousy and more.

FACILITATED BY: Christine Young, LISW and Kindra Perry, PsyD

FREE and open to the public

Postpartum Playgroup with Before and After the Birth

Every Tuesday Morning 

9 to 10:30 a.m. 

Clive Public Library; 1900 NE 114th Street, Clive

There is an opportunity each week to get breastfeeding support, to ask questions, share concerns and celebrate accomplishments as well.  It’s free, everyone is welcome and it’s okay if you’re running late. Please note that you can always check the facebook page for updates.

** Please let me know if I am missing a postpartum support group. I would love to add it to this list! 

Erin Huiatt

Erin is a reliable resource and stepping stone for women and families to find support and make connections within our community. She wants families to feel confident to reach out and ask for help and advice to get pointed in the right direction. She enjoys traveling and exploring with her two children in tow!

One thought on “Postpartum Support Groups in Des Moines

  1. Kelanie Crosswait says:

    Are any of these resources functioning over Zoom now?

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