Richmond Region Resources

Consumer Advocacy Groups

Birth Matters Virginia

Improve birth outcomes and lower social and economic costs through access to education, dissemination of evidence, and the sharing of personal narrative.

Birth Matters- Richmond

Facebook page

Birth Talk

A circle of trust and support for pregnant women and partners interested in or seeking an un-medicated hospital birth and parents desiring to share their birth stories.

Commonwealth Parenting Center

ICAN of Richmond

Facilitator: Emily Bruno

Last Wednesday of every month at 6:30 pm at Oriental Medicine Specialists 5500 Monument Ave, Suite Richmond, VA 23226

Nurture

Richmond Mothering/Postpartum Circle

To help mothers connect, share, and cope in the first few years after a baby is born.

Richmond City Health Department

Walk-in maternity care for uninsured, low-income, and disadvantaged pregnant people

Richmond Healthy Start Initiative

Dedicated to ensuring that low-income and disadvantaged pregnant people can receive the care needed to support a healthy birth outcome.

Parenting Groups

Mothers Groups in Virginia

Coffee Chat Mamas

(conversation for moms and babies who need to get out of the house and meet other moms and babies).

2nd Wednesday at 10 a.m., Stir Crazy Cafe, 4015 MacArthur Ave, hosted by Erica Angert, PCD(DONA),ericathedoula@gmail.com

4th Wednesday at 10 a.m., 14051 St Francis Blvd, Midlothian, VA 23114, hosted by McRae Brittingham, CPD, auntmcrae@gmail.com

Mothering Circle

1st Tuesday of the month, 7 -8:30 pm

Clover in Carytown, contact sarah.allenshort@gmail.com

River City VBAC Support and Cesarean Prevention

2nd Thurs at 7:30

No website but a closed FB group- you have to ask to join

Better Bodies Chiropractic right behind Johnston Willis

Mary Callender 804-382-8222

MOMS Club

Greater Richmond area chapters.

MOPS

Mothers of Preschoolers; Several chapters located in RVA.

Richmondmommies.com

Mocha Moms

Stay-at-home mothers of color. VAChapter Coordinator: Virginia@mochamoms.org

Richmond Family & Fatherhood Initiative

Family Empowerment Initiative with fatherhood/ father support groups, parenting education, supportive services for men.

Top Richmond Parenting Websites

CommonwealthParenting.org

Teaches proactive parenting skills through quality education, communication and support.

RichmondMom.com

Richmondmom.com is an online magazine.

Breastfeeding Support

Bon Secours – A Woman’s Place Lactation Center and Boutique

Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU – Lactation Clinic

La Leche League – Richmond Metro Area

New Parent Support Program – Fort Lee Army Community Service Station

Lactation Clinic at the Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU

RVA Breastfeeds - Breastfeeding support and resources in and around Richmond

Virginia Breastfeeding Task Force

Virginia Department of Health

Women, Infants’ and Children’s Program (WIC) – Chesterfield County

Women, Infants’ and Children’s Program (WIC) – Richmond City Health District

Postpartum Support

Postpartum Support Virginia (interactive map)

Postpartum Support International: Virginia

Postpartum Depression (PPD) support group

3rd Friday of every month 10-11am. Babies in arms welcome.

For more details and to confirm attendance, contact McKenzie Casad, LCSW at mckenzie@cypresscounseling.com

Bereaved Parents Support Groups

Support Meetings for MISS RVA are currently held every 3rd Monday of the month 7:00 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.

This group is open to parents grieving the death of a child of any age

St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church-1101 Forest Avenue, Richmond VA 23229

Facilitator Karla Helbert, contact karla.helbert@missfoundation.org

Pregnancy After Loss Group

For grieving moms who are currently pregnant, trying, or thinking of trying, to become pregnant after a loss.

Every 2nd Thursday of the month 7:00 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.

St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church- 1101 Forest Avenue, Richmond VA 23229

Facilitator Amy Mercurio, contact amy.mercurio@missfoundation.org

Pregnancy and infant loss support group

For those grieving the death of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, infant death or medical termination.

1st Thursday of the month

6:45pm – 7:45pm

HCA VA – Henrico Doctors Hospital

Forest medical center- 7611 Forest Avenue, Suite #320, Henrico, VA 23229

Facilitator Anna Regan, MSW, email Ann.regan@hcahealthcare.com or call 804-977-5862

Parenting