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New Mother's Drop-in Group
Fridays, 10 - 11:30 am
Calvary United Methodist Church
300 Mass Ave, Arlington
There is no charge for this non-sectarian group led by a trained volunteer. Refreshments are provided and there is space for babies (under one) to play on the floor. All new parents (moms and dads) welcome! Sponsored by Visiting Moms Program of Jewish Family and Children's Services. For information call
Sarah Taylor 781-647-5327

This Isn’t What I Expected (for moms and babies under 1 year)

Postpartum Adjustment group

Thursdays 10:30 am – 12 noon

Pleasant Street Congregational Church

75 Pleasant St., Arlington

Contacts: Ruth Bell and Betsy Pappano 781-647-5327

Registration is not required, but we recommend people call first to give a “heads-up” that they are coming.

 For other information on our services and groups in the area, please visit our website: https://www.jfcsboston.org/fcs/early_relationship.cfm

Older First Time Moms Group
Third Wednesday of month, 7 - 8:30 pm
Social and support discussion group for first-time moms in their late 30's and 40's in the Boston area. New members welcome. Free, $1 donation suggested. Call (781) 674-2029.

Postpartum Support International
Local contact: Janice Goodman - 781-756-8088; janicegoodman@attbi.com
Have you recently given birth? Are you feeling exhausted, anxious, depressed, or just not yourself? If you are, you are not alone. Many women are not prepared for the wide range of emotions they may experience after the birth of a child. They often feel sadness, anger, anxiety, or a sense of inadequacy. These feelings may vary in frequency and intensity, but are collectively known as postpartum mood disorders. PSI is here to help. We provide information, support and referral.

Fathers Support Group
Arlington Father's Group sponsored by Parents Helping Parents.
(800) 882-1250

Working Moms Group
This is an opportunity for new moms who are also working to have a place to meet and talk. Very informal. There is no charge for this drop-in group. For more information contact Wendy Clarke.

Mothers and More
"The network for sequencing mothers" seeks to bring mothers together to share their experience and build relationships. Boston MetroWest Chapter of Mothers and More

Massachusetts Mothers of Twins
781.646.8946 or www.mmota.org
Support groups, social activities, and monthly newsletter for parents, grandparents, or guardians of multiples.

Grandparents Support Group
Meets 2nd Tuesday of the month, 12-1:30 pm. For grandparents who are primary caretakers of their grandchildren. Sponsored by the Town of Arlington. Call 781-316-3410 for more information.

New Mothers' Group
Tuesdays, 10-11:30am, Beth Israel Deaconess & Children's Hospital Medical Care Center, 482 Bedford St., Lexington. Free, group meets for eight weeks. To register or for more info, call Kristin Hicks at 617-667-2229.

The Arlington email group for parents of an only child.
General information about the mailing list is at: http://www.frostbytes.com/mailman/listinfo/singletons.

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