Local Resources for Maternal Mental Health:

Allow Others to Join Your Village During the Postpartum Months

Perinatal Family Support Program at Crouse Health

You Are Not Alone Family Support Group

This group is open to any parent with a new baby, whether it’s your first, second or last. Moms, significant others and babies are welcome, regardless of where your baby was delivered.

The family support group offers peer support and Integrative Health methods to moms and families living with Perinatal Anxiety & Depression (PMADs). PMADs occur during pregnancy and well into the postpartum period.

This group is ideal for moms or pregnant women who are struggling with depression, anxiety, or maternal role transition. It is also ideal for moms or pregnant women with a history of anxiety and depression, and want to be proactive or preventative with current or future pregnancies.

The group meets at the following times/locations:

  • Every Friday from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the Community Library of Dewitt and Jamesville, 5110 Jamesville Road. For parents with active toddlers, we do not have onsite childcare available, but the room is child-friendly.
  • Every other Tuesday from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Marley Education Center, 765 Irving Avenue.Parking is free and is directly under the building. Babies in arms, car seats/strollers are welcome. At this time they are unable to accommodate active toddlers at this location.

If you have any questions, please call 315-470-7940 or visit

CNY Therapy Solutions

Stephanie Straub was recommended by several mothers that suffered from PPA/PPD within our community.

Birth and Postpartum Doula Services

A doula can be helpful to a family as they make the adjustment to new parenthood.

Prenatal & Mom/Baby Yoga

Kara Knott, http://simpsonfamilywellness.com/about-simpson-family-wellness/practitioners/camillus-yoga/

Nicole DeCastro, Downward Facing Doula

Syracuse Lactation

Connect with Jen Deshaies, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. While she has years of experience as a birth and postpartum doula, she primarily supports families in meeting their breastfeeding goals.

Parent/Child Baby Sensorimotor Classes at Play2Learn

Taught by Occupational Therapist, Terri Stimson (weekday and weekend mornings) https://play2learntot.com/baby-sensorimotor

Baby Boot Camp Fitness Classes

Bond with other moms, sneak in a workout with your little one in the stroller and get those endorphins pumping! First class is FREE! Class locations all over Syracuse! https://www.facebook.com/babybootcampsyracuse/

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