Support Groups

Pregnancy and childbirth bring exciting but challenging moments. Sharing your stories with others helps you face those challenges and learn from others’ experiences. Northside Hospital offers parents access to a variety of support groups.

Mom-Me Connection (Newborn to 9-Month Infants welcome)

An informal group for breastfeeding moms. Share your stories with and give/receive support from fellow moms. A certified lactation consultant is on hand to answer any questions. Discussion topics include breastfeeding frequency, feeding at night, pumping, when/how to wean, low milk supply, and more. For more information, call 404-303-3329.

In person support groups have been suspended at this time. A virtual support group is available each Wednesday 11:30am-12:30pm. Call 404-303-3329 for more information. 

The Lactation Club

The Lactation Club, based on our Gwinnett Campus, meets virtually every Monday from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. For more information, call 678-312-4743.

Special Care Nursery

For parents with infants in the hospital's Special Care Nursery (NICU). Group held weekly. For more information, call 404-845-5790.

H.E.A.R.T.strings Perinatal Bereavement

Our Perinatal Bereavement team offers a variety of support groups for you to help preserve memories and understand natural grief reactions. Groups are facilitated by H.E.A.R.T.strings and Northside Behavioral Health staff and bereaved parent volunteers who are trained to help, guide and support parents through their loss and journey toward healing. For more information, please contact our office at 404-851-8177 or northsidepnl@gmail.com. You also can visit our dedicated website at northsidepnl.com. All support groups are free and open to the community to attend. 

  • Caring and Coping support group – For parents and grandparents who have lost a baby due to miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth or neonatal death. Group meets the second Monday of every month, 7-8:30 p.m.
  • Northside Gwinnett Perinatal Loss support group – Meets monthly. Contact 678-312-4786 for more information.
  • Rainbow PALS (Pregnancy After Loss Support) support group – A social and support group for those who are experiencing a subsequent pregnancy following the loss of a baby.
  • Butterfly M.O.M.s (Missing Our Multiples) support group – A social and support group for those who have lost one or more babies from a multiple birth and who are struggling with the joys and challenges of raising the surviving baby(ies).
  • Time to Heal – Bereavement support for parents following the painful decision to end a pregnancy due to maternal or fetal complications.
  • H.E.A.R.T.strings Companions – Matches trained bereaved parents as peer mentors in one-on-one support.
  • Professional Referrals – H.E.A.R.T.strings maintains a referral list of licensed grief counselors and therapists.