Phone: (217) 544-5808

Support groups

Dealing with Feelings Pregnancy and Postpartum Support Group meets every other Tuesday at 12:30 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 217-544-5808 or 1-888-727-5889.  Dates are below:
2018 support group dates
August 14 and 28
September 11 and 25
October 9 and 23
November 6 and 20
December 18.
2019 support group dates
January 8 and 22
February 5 and 19
March 5 and 19
April 2, 16 and 30
May 7 and 21
June 4 and 18
July 2, 16, 30

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 Women and Infants 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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