Phone: (217) 544-5808

Support groups

Dealing with Feelings Pregnancy and Postpartum Support Group meets every other Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. on the 4th floor of the Carol Jo Vecchie Women and Children's Center at HSHS St. John's Hospital. This group provides support to pregnant women and new moms experiencing emotional changes during pregnancy and after the birth of their baby. While not a therapy group, it is a safe place for women to find comfort, encouragement and to learn coping skills to help deal with a perinatal mood disorder. No registration required and there's no fee to attend. To learn more,  call the Parent Help Line at 217-525-5628 or 1-888-727-5889.

2017 class dates: January 11 and 25; February 8 and 22; March 8 and 22; April 5 and 19; May 3, 17, 31 and June 14 and 28.

First Steps: Moms Support Group meet every Wednesday from noon - 1:30 p.m. in the Carol Jo Vecchie Women and Children's Center at HSHS St. John's Hospital on the 4th floor. This group gives moms and their babies the chance to meet in a supportive atmosphere. Participants are encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch and join in lively, informative conversations conducted by St. John's Birth Center nurses. No registration is required for this free support group.  To learn more, call 217-744-2229 (BABY). 

Share Support Group meets the first Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. in St. Clare Annex near St. John's Chapel. This group is for people who have experienced pregnancy loss, stillbirth or infant loss. To learn more, call 217-525-5675.

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