Physician Parenting Support
The following resources provide support for all parents, whether you are a new mom experiencing postpartum depression, a dad seeking childcare, or you just want a community of fellow physician parents. However, If you have a specific need for individual care or help, you can complete an intake form for the Taking Care of Our Own Program. The page below lists resources for childcare, community support, lactation support, parenting programs & perinatal and postpartum support.
These resources are geared specifically towards new physician parents but may be applicable to other groups. For more broad parenting resources, please visit the Well-Being Program resource page.
A website for helping families find childcare, senior care, special needs care, tutoring, pet care, housekeeping, and school support.
Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Durham, Hillsborough Nannies and Babysitters
Facebook group for parents, nannies, babysitters, doulas, private educators, and teachers.
Childcare for Healthcare Providers
Formed in partnership between UNC Health and UNC Gillings School of Public Health, they seek to connect UNC Health workers with information and financial assistance for childcare during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Durham, Chapel Hill, Hillsborough Childcare Connections
Facebook group for both parents seeking childcare and care providers offering care to families. Specific to Durham, Chapel Hill, and Hillsborough. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1776037282707262/
Website for helping families find babysitters, nannies, pet sitters, senior care providers, or housekeepers.
Triangle Nannies and Babysitters
Facebook group for nannies, mannies, babysitters, and childcare professionals, with the intent to offer support and childcare in the Triangle. https://www.facebook.com/groups/200100440157022
Triangle Nanny Connection
Facebook group open to nannies, agencies, babysitters, elderly care providers, pet sitters, in-home day care centers, and more!
Juggle is a childcare and petcare app for faculty, staff, students, and healthcare employees associated with UNC . This app provides for a safe connection, scheduling ease, and payment all in one place.
Physicians Mom Group
A mommy group made of women physicians who happen to be moms as well! A community to share experiences, stories, and give advice to unique situations that may arise.
South Durham Parents Posse
Inclusive community connecting and supporting people raising children in Durham. Open to parents-to-be or parents with children under age 18 that live, or have children in school, in Durham.
Triangle Area Parenting Support
TAPS helps new parents by connecting them to neighborhood based peer support groups, information, and resources as they transition to parenthood.
Triangle Physician Families
Facebook group for the physician families in the North Carolina Research Triangle to organize meetups, get to know one another, and network. https://www.facebook.com/groups/425897757548551/
Within this Facebook group, you can request access to the “Triangle Physician Moms” Facebook group.
Breast, Bottle, and Beyond Support Group
Facebook group that provides support for breastfeeding moms.
Chapel Hill Obstetrics and Gynecology Classes
Chapel Hill OBGYN offers a variety of classes, including childbirth classes, Breastfeeding 101, and Newborn Care 101.
Doctor (M)others (I)nterested in (L)actation (K)nowledge provides evidence-based support and education for physician women to reach their breastfeeding goals and apply that knowledge to their medical practice.
This Facebook group is for physician mothers who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or expressing breast milk for their children, physicians who want to learn more about breastfeeding to help their patients, and physician mothers who have experience breastfeeding and expressing breast milk for their children. https://www.facebook.com/groups/drmilk/
Durham Women’s Clinic Classes
This clinic provides a variety of childbirth, yoga, breastfeeding, and parenting classes with the goal to enhance overall health.
HUG Your Baby
Based on child development, lactation, and pediatric literature, HUG Your Baby’s training and resources help parents (and the professionals who serve them) understand a baby’s body language in order to prevent and solve problems around eating, sleeping, crying, and parent-child interaction and to promote breastfeeding duration. HUG Your Baby provides evidence-based online training, engaging “live” workshops, family-friendly educational materials, and competent HUG teachers and trainers around the world.
La Leche League International
La Leche League helps mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.
North Carolina: http://www.lllofnc.org
Chapel Hill: http://lllofchapelhill.org/index.html
*The LLL of Chapel Hill also offers a virtual Breastfeeding Cafe on Mondays from 10-11am
Facebook group for any mom who has birthed with and/or gotten breastfeeding support at the Women’s Birth and Wellness Center (including classes and the breastfeeding cafe).
North Carolina Breast Milk Donations for Babies
Facebook group for mothers, surrogates, and intended parents in North Carolina to connect with local donors for milk sharing. https://www.facebook.com/groups/400837893715360
Women’s Birth and Wellness Center
The WBWC offers a wide variety of classes, including…
- Breastfeeding Basics
- Caring for Your Newborn
- Cloth Diapering
- Express Yourself
- Great Expectations
- Starting Solids
Triple P – Positive Parenting Program
Triple P provides a range of resources to help you raise happy, confident kids, manage misbehavior, set rules and routines, and take care of yourself as a parent. These resources include consultations, public seminars, group courses, and private sessions.
North Carolina: https://www.triplep-parenting.com/nc-en/triple-p/
Durham County: https://www.dcopublichealth.org/services/child-health/triple-p-3630
Perinatal & Postpartum Support
Beyond the Blues Support Group
This group meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month from 7:00-8:30pm.
The Nesting Spot
1241 S Main Street #7
Wake Forest, NC 27587
Contract Trisha at 919-623-8961 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Emerald Doulas Support Group
This group meets the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month at 7:00pm
5317 Highgate Dr Suite 115
Durham, NC 27713
Contact Carrie Banks at 919-428-7119 or email@example.com
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
This booklet has basic information about perinatal depression symptoms and where to find help. If you scroll to the bottom, you will find a list of resources and how to find help in your area.
The Marce Society
International organization aiming to promote, facilitate and communicate about research into all aspects of the mental health of women, their infants and partners around the time of childbirth.
Moms Supporting Moms
A program for new mothers (first time and experience) suffering from anxiety or depression related to a postpartum mood disorder. A clinical diagnosis is not required.
Postpartum Education for Parents
Provides peer support, parenting and education classes to parents in need of additional resources, and a 24-hour warm line for parents in need of support.
Warmline: 805-564-3888 (English) or 805-852-1595 (Spanish)
Online resource that offer in-depth information, support, and hope for all pregnant and new moms who have postpartum depression or any other mental illness related to pregnancy or childbirth.
Postpartum Support Group
This support group meets every Wednesday from 10:30am to noon.
WakeMed Corporate Center
3128 Smoketree Ct
Raleigh, NC 27610
Contact Shavonne Brewington at 919-350-8235 or SBREWINGTON@wakemed.org
Postpartum Support International
PSI is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping women suffering from perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, including postpartum depression.
International Website: www.postpartum.net
NC Website: https://psichapters.com/nc/#toggle-id-2
NC Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/PSIofNC
UNC Pregnancy and Parenting Preparedness Classes
UNC provides a variety of classes for new or expecting parents, including Boot Camp for New Dads, Breastfeeding, CPR for Friends and Family, a myriad of support groups, and more. This link provides a list of these classes, as well as additional information. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Program for first-time mothers wanting mom-to-mom support and mentoring.
Women’s Birth and Wellness Center Support Groups
In addition to classes, the WBWC also provides a variety of support groups for moms.
Coping with Motherhood (https://ncbirthcenter.org/groups/coping-with-motherhood/)
Breastfeeding Cafe (https://ncbirthcenter.org/groups/breastfeeding-cafe/)