BBC Support Groups
We currently offer support groups in the Portland/Vancouver-Metro areas of Oregon/Washington, but we are happy to help you find a group in your area no matter where you live. All of our groups are free of charge and confidential.
Anyone interested in attending the group meeting is encouraged to call BBC first to get on the group list. Please call 1-800-557-8375 (toll-free) for more information.
Our MamaCare groups are designed to help and support pregnant women and postpartum women as we learn to handle stress related to becoming parents as well focusing on depression, anxiety and birth trauma. All of our trained facilitators utilize the same techniques. You may bring your infant with you to group sessions, and breastfeeding is welcomed. Some groups have the space to allow older children to attend too.
All information shared at meetings is kept confidential in our judgment free safe space. We are LGTBQ friendly too.
- SE Portland Group (night time) babes in arms only please
Meets every Thursday 7:00pm to 8:30 pm
Zenana Spa and Wellness Center ( 2024 SE Clinton St., Portland OR 97202)
The night-time SE group meets in a tranquil and calming spa environment. Our room has comfortable seating and we offer hot tea and water. We regularly have pregnant, postpartum and nursing/bottle-feeding women attending group. Babies in arms are always welcome, but since it is an evening group it is also a great opportunity to come without baby and focus on your own self-care! We often discus birth stories, nursing issues, relationship challenges such as ‘how to reconnect with your partner after baby’s arrival’ and many of the other joys and challenges of motherhood. If you are looking for support, we would love to meet you!
- SE Portland Group (day time) older children invited
Meets every Friday 1:00-2:30 pm
Pod+Kin (3825 SE Belmont, Portland OR 97214)
One of our newest group locations, we meet in a yoga studio with bright light and hardwood floors. This group consists of pregnant and new moms who support one another through our journey into motherhood. We talk openly about a wide array of topics with kind, caring facilitators who truly understand.
- West-side Group babes in arms only please
Meets every Wednesday 8 to 9:30 pm
Munchkin Playland (18335 Northwest West Union Road, Portland OR 97229)
Pregnant mothers, as well as those with newborns and young toddlers are welcome to attend this nonjudgmental support network. This group consists of a wonderful array of caring and compassionate women who all understand the complexities of postpartum depression/anxiety and are not afraid to talk about it in order to help others in the process.
- West-side day-time group older children invited
Meets every Monday 10-11:30 am
Valley Community Presbyterian Church (8060 SW Brentwood St. Portland, OR 97225)
This group is for both new moms and those with toddlers who are experiencing postpartum depression and anxiety and are looking for a caring and non-judgmental environment in which to express themselves freely. The room is very large with windows and wall to wall carpet, great for little ones to run around in. Please park in the designated parking area in the back of the church. From the parking lot, enter the double doors and head to room 14.
- Vancouver Group babes in arms only please
Meets every Thursday 4:30-6 pm
Santé Mama (113 Northeast 92nd Avenue Vancouver, WA 98664)
We meet in a quiet, comfortable but small space. We focus on providing support for where ever mother is at in her experience be that stress related to becoming a new parent, anxiety and concern for the child, depression or need for self-care/”me time”. The facilitators have been volunteering with BBC for many years as well as their own experiences to draw from. We welcome you to our group!
- Gresham Group older children invited
Meets every Wednesday 10:30am to 12 noon
Eastrose Fellowship Unitarian Universalist (1133 NE 181st Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97030)
This group focuses on helping stressed out moms, including moms with depression, anxiety, and other disorders. We are a relaxed group that welcomes moms who are pregnant and moms who have infants or toddlers. We understand that childcare can be a difficult issue, so children, including older siblings, may attend too. The meeting space is a comfortable toy-filled playroom that helps keep busy kids entertained while mamas chat. During nice weather, we even spend time at the playground outside. Tea, water, and a microwave are available.
- NE Group babes in arms only please
Meets every Friday 10-11:30 am
Doula Love (2827 NE Martin Luther King JR. Blvd, Portland OR 97212)
This group meets in a wonder space with lots of natural light and a variety of comfortable seating. There is a changing table and bouncy balls if necessary. Coffee and tea is available. The meeting space is on a major bus line and easily accessible. In nice weather we may meet outside in the grassy area. Come meet up with us!
- Dad drop-in group babes in arms only please
Meets the first Sunday of the Month 12:30-2 pm
Cafe Au Play (5633 Southeast Division St. Portland, OR 97206)
Guys, are you realizing that parenthood isn’t quite what you expected? Need some tools to help get you through the rough spots? Wonder what’s up with this baby, and your partner? This is the group for you. Come meet other new and soon-to-be dads in a casual environment where you can grab coffee and ask questions — the real questions — and get answers.