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Postpartum Support

In the immediate weeks following a baby’s arrival, a new mother needs extra care, including partner and family support. Labor and childbirth are physically demanding, as is breastfeeding and looking after a newborn baby. Our services below aim to help you adjust to life with a newborn.

Breastfeeding Support Groups

Breastfeeding is sometimes a challenging experience for new mothers. Our certified lactation consultants facilitate groups in a casual, come-as-you-please setting to help women joy the breastfeeding experience. Moms are welcome to bring any female along for additional support, and there is no fee or any obligation. Join us at one of our six locations:

Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church
Every Monday | 10am-12pm
4809 Bell Hill Road, Bessemer, AL 35022
Church Parlor

First Baptist Church
Every Tuesday | 10am-12pm
128 N Chalkville Road, Trussville, AL 35173
Room 138

Redstone Church (behind Newk’s)
Every Thursday | 10am-12pm
600 Montgomery Hwy, Vestavia Hills, AL 35216
Parking/Entrance in the Back

6th Avenue Baptist Church
Every Monday | 1-3pm
1101 MLK Jr. Dr. Birmingham, AL 35211
John Thomas Porter Building, 2nd floor

The Church of Brook Hills
Every Tuesday | 1-3pm
3415 Brookwood Highland Parkway, Birmingham, AL 35242
Room 306

Shelby Baptist Medical Center
Every Thursday | 1-3pm
1000 1st Street N | Women’s Entrance
Prenatal Classroom

Community Connections

We’re proud to have developed meaningful relationships with local businesses, whose products and services are all designed to make life with a newborn a little easier, so you can spend more time enjoying it with your new family. Ask us about these new partnerships, which include everything from grocery delivery with Shipt to discounts from local merchants like Cookie Fix, Swaddle and more during your Birth Navigator session.

Lactation Center

The Lactation Center provides a number of programs and services to mothers. Some of the services include:

  • Office consultation for mothers-to-be who are considering breastfeeding and for mothers who have already begun to breastfeed.
  • In-hospital assistance to provide education and help during the hospital stay.
  • Medela breast pump rental for short- or long-term use.
  • Sale of breastfeeding equipment including Medela Pump-In-Style and Medela nursing bras.
  • Education material, including books and tapes (programs are also available for community organizations).
  • Breastfeeding helpline for assistance with common problems (205) 877-1978.
  • A prenatal breastfeeding class is available for expectant mothers who are considering or have already decided to breastfeed. Expectant mothers who have had previous difficulty with breastfeeding may also benefit from the class. Fathers and other support persons are encouraged to attend. For information about class dates and fees call (205) 877-8800.