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Mother & Baby Support Groups

Support Groups do NOT meet on holidays August 5-6, 12-13; November 25 and December 23-24, 30, 31 and follow the cancellation policy of Arlington County Public Schools.


Virginia Hospital Center has several support groups for new moms and parents.
All of our support groups are FREE! NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

Breastfeeding Support Group

When: Wednesdays at 12:00 pm and Thursdays at 10:30 am
Where: 1701 Women & Infant Health Lobby Classroom

While breastfeeding is a natural process, it can be challenging especially in the early weeks. This popular group meets weekly providing encouragement to new and experienced breastfeeding moms through the first year and beyond. Discussion topics may include sore nipples, infant weight gain, nipple shields, milk supply concerns, formula supplements, exclusive pumping, introducing solids, infant sleep and much more. A Board Certified Lactation Consultant/RN is present to answer your questions. Babies are welcome.

Breastfeeding Support Group for the Working Mom

When: 1st and 3rd Sundays at 7:00 pm
1701 Women & Infant Health Lobby Classroom

This popular group provides working moms an opportunity to learn strategies for breastfeeding success while balancing the demands of pumping, motherhood and working. Common topics include pumping strategies, breast milk collection and storage, childcare concerns, employer support, business travel, partial breastfeeding and much more. Moms are encouraged to attend before they return to work. A Board-Certified Lactation Consultant/RN moderates the group. Babies are welcome.

New Parents Support Group

Does not meet in July - August.
Meetings will resume the first Wednesday of September. 
When: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of most months at 10:30 am
Where: 1701 Women and Infant Health Lobby Classroom

Meet other new parents to share the joys and challenges of the birth experience and parenting in the early weeks and months. Babies most welcome.

Postpartum Support Group

When: 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at 10:30 am
Where: 1701 Women & Infant Health Lobby Classroom

Meet and talk with other new mothers who are finding the postpartum weeks difficult and/or overwhelming. If you are feeling anxious, angry, irritable or sad, group support can help. Babies most welcome. To read more about depression, click here.

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