Moms Supporting Moms
Moms Supporting Moms (MSM) is a peer-led, judgment-free support group for women struggling with issues related to pregnancy, delivery and early motherhood. Our weekly support group meetings provide a confidential and safe environment for sharing stories, discussing problems and seeking solutions.
Group Location: Moms Supporting Moms meets at a medical practice in the Rex Healthcare Medical Plaza. Women may obtain the exact location by calling the phone support line (919.454.6946) and speaking with a volunteer. We do not publish the location information so that women have the chance to learn more about the group and decide if it is right for them or if they need more immediate mental health treatment.
MSM also provides telephone support for moms and their family members who have questions or need assistance in between meetings. Our trained telephone support personnel are available to help struggling mothers and their families handle many of the situations they face daily. Postpartum Mood Disorders always affect more than one person, and research shows that women recover more quickly with the help of a supportive social network.
Please call our telephone support line at 919.454.6946 for more information about meetings or how to find additional medical help. A volunteer will return your call within 24 hours.
The services provided by MSM are an aid in recovery, and they work well in partnership with traditional medical treatments from primary healthcare providers and therapists. If you or someone you know needs professional assistance, MSM can help you find healthcare providers who understand what you are going through.
A volunteer is available to correspond by email and answer questions you may have about postpartum depression or anxiety, the Moms Supporting Moms group, or local resources. You may reach the volunteer at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can expect to receive a response within 24 hours.
- What to Expect at a Support Group Meeting
- Postpartum Mood Disorders: FAQ
- Postpartum Mood Disorders: Treatment Options
- Survivor Stories
- Additional Resources
*Extreme symptoms that require immediate medical attention include hallucinations, thoughts of suicide, or delusional thoughts that may include a need to hurt the baby. Often, it is a spouse, family member or caregiver who notices these changes in the mother. Called Postpartum Psychosis, this is an extremely rare event that occurs in less than 1 percent of new mothers. It is not to be confused with a Postpartum Mood Disorder. If you or someone you know is experiencing these symptoms, call 911 or take the mother to the emergency room immediately for help.