New Mom’s Groups

Becoming a mom can be the most rewarding experience that will ever happen to you. It can also be exhausting and confusing at times.

In the informal, supportive environment of this group, you can share experiences and learn from other new moms. The facilitator of each group is experienced in helping each mom feel comfortable in her new role.

This new mom’s discussion group is on-going; you may join at any time. Babies up to six months old are welcome.


  • $60 one-time fee for general public
  • $54 one-time fee for Providence Health Plan members

Financial assistance is available, call 503-216-5641 for information.

Register for a class in your area:

Locations, dates and times vary.

Instructor bios:


Iris has been involved in the world of birth and postpartum for over 40 years. She has certifications as a childbirth educator, labor doula, midwife and Bringing Baby Home Educator, (Gottman Institute), as a means of supporting families through labor, birth and postpartum. Iris has been teaching childbirth classes for Providence for the past 18 years. She is dedicated to supporting families. She cares for her 4 grandchildren, and provides advocacy for other causes close to her heart.

Come join Iris on Tuesdays at Providence Willamette Falls Community Center.


Judy has been teaching at Providence for over 20 years, including childbirth and newborn care classes and facilitating moms’ groups. Her goal is to help new parents navigate the exciting times during pregnancy and early parenthood with education, humor and compassion. Judy and her husband have three children and she enjoys gardening.

Judy facilitates our group on Thursdays at Providence Newberg Medical Center.


Mary has worked in the field of pregnancy and post-partum education for 30 years at Providence and in other community programs. She has a degree in child development. She is passionate about helping new families navigate the journey into parenthood and she loves babies! Mary also teaches our infant massage class. Mary and her husband have three grown children and they love to travel.

Mary facilitates the groups at our Eastside location at Providence Portland Medical Center on Wednesdays and at our Westside location on SW Barnes Road on Thursdays.


Meg has been working with families for 25 years, and teaching at Providence for over 20 years. She started her career after the birth of her first child, first as a postpartum doula then became a midwife and for the last 8 years as a Board Certified Lactation Consultant. At Providence, she teaches childbirth education, breast-feeding and newborn care, breast-feeding for the working mom, as well as facilitating new moms’ groups. Meg loves working with moms, babies and families. Meg and her husband have three children and enjoy traveling. 

Come join Meg on Fridays at at our Eastside location at Providence Portland Medical Center.