Moms need friends, laughs, relaxation, mental stimulation and pampering too! Madison has many great clubs, spas, and classes for moms. Some places even have child care!
moms groups | postpartum support |breastfeeding support | health resources | fitness |
multiples support | preemies support| adoption support | other support |
Kitchen Intuition, LLC--Too busy to cook a healthy meal for your family? Expecting a bundle of joy and need to fill the freezer with healthy meals for that first week home? Kitchen Intuition personal chefs are the answer! We offer in-home personal cheffing--Fresh or frozen meals from start to finish. We will do the shopping, preparing, storage, and clean up. All you have to do is sit back and enjoy!
A bit about our philisophy... Our belief is that food should be delicious and healthy. We pride ourselves in preparing food that is not only good for you, but that is also good for your community. That is why our menu always includes seasonally appropriate foods that are prepared from local produce and meats whenever possible. We prepare meals from only the freshest ingredients, all-natural, and organic if desired. If you are tired of take-out, or your body is craving chemical-free foods, Kitchen Intuition is ready to serve you! Please visit our website at www.kitchenintuition.net
Holistic Moms Network - Our goal is to develop a thriving local community of holistic parents with a wide range of interests. Our chapter will be meeting on the third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Mount Horeb Public Library located at 105 Perimeter Road in Mount Horeb. Come on out, get connected to other like-minded moms and dads, and catch the excitement of our community! Please visit our web address for more information at http://home.homewebs.com/hmnscwisconsin
MOMS Club Madison Area Support groups for all mothers. Support, playgroups, MOMS Night Out, field trips. Children welcome.
• East side, (608) 467-1316, - website
• Southwest Madison, Kara at 608-271-1798 or
• West Madison Katie Boycks: 608-831-9768
• Middleton, Corinne Donner: 608-203-8085
• Mt. Horeb, Kelly Kalscheur, Renee Helin & Rachael Walker:
Verona Area Moms Club. Encouragement, Friendship, Support. We offer activities for parents & their children including playgroups, field trips, lunch out, parties and much more. Visit our website at www.veronamoms.com for more information.
MOPS (Mothers Of PreSchoolers) - MOPS exists to meet the needs of every mom - urban, suburban, and rural moms, stay-at-home and working moms, teen, single, and married moms - moms with different lifestyles who all share a similar desire to be the very best moms they can be! MOPS recognizes that the years from infancy to kindergarten are foundational in a mother-child relationship and are filled with unique needs.
· Door Creek Church 7:00-9:00 pm, September through May on the east side.
· St. John’s MOPS at Night 6:45 -9:30 pm, September through May in Waunakee.
• All Saints Lutheran Church, 2951 Chapel Valley Road, Fitchburg, WI 53711. Our group meets the second Monday of every month (Sept.-May) at All Saints from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Childcare is provided and begins at 9:15 a.m. Come join us for friendship, fun, and great conversation! For more information, please call Loriann at (608) 848-8727 or email .
MOMS Club of Southwest Madison. Make friends through playgroups, field trips, fun activities with other moms and kids, and monthly MOMS Night Out. For more info email or call (608)848-9032.
Stepmoms’ Support Group. 6:30 p.m. first Tuesdays of each month. Women & Families Psychological Services. Call Jane at 827-7220
LaLeche League. Mother-to-mother education, support, and encouragement for women who want to breastfeed. Babies welcome. Various days and locations within Madison, call (608) 827-5530; Verona.
Michelle Ellinger, Birth and Postpartum Doula
Gentle Journeys Doula Services - (608) 577-8611
I believe every woman has a right to a positive birth experience. As a birth doula, I am here to help you find the birth path that is right for you, and be with you (and your partner) on the journey. My goal is to help create a feeling of safe, supportive, and respectful surroundings throughout the experience. I have a special interest in working with mothers who have had disappointing or traumatic birth experiences and are preparing to birth again. Some of the services I provide as a birth doula: Phone and email support; relaxation support, birth ball, heat/cold therapy, massage and counter pressure during labor; non-professional photographs of labor, birth, and immediate postpartum; prenatal and postpartum nutrition counseling; labor support in home and/or hospital; initial breastfeeding support; help creating a birth plan; sibling support; lactation referrals, postpartum support; prenatal visits; help establishing a support network.
As a postpartum doula, I support families as they adjust to parenthood and all that comes with it. Some of the services I provide as a postpartum doula: Phone and email support; breastfeeding support and lactation referrals; bottle-feeding support; prenatal visits; lending library; sibling support; postpartum care; running errands; household organization; grocery shopping; light cleaning and meal preparation; listening to and assisting in processing of birth story; help establishing a support network. Please contact me for a free interview.
Member of Doulas of South Central Wisconsin and Small Miracles, Madison's volunteer doula program.
Life's Work--Birth Services for the Childbearing Year
Heidi Anderson, CD(DONA), CLC, CBE
I offer many services for your family through pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period. Some of the services I provide are: In-home Postpartum Doula Care, Breastfeeding Classes and Counseling, Childbirth Classes, Postpartum Planning, and Infant Massage Courses. I appreciate your need for support and education during this life changing time. My main purpose is to support you and your partner in your choices and to help provide you with the information you need to make informed and prepared decisions.
Are you nervous about childbirth? Is there a new baby in your family? Are you expecting multiples? Would you like an experienced guide with you during labor and birth? Are you exhausted? Do you wish there was someone to just take care of you? We're here to help! All Four Trimesters Doula Service offers birth and postpartum doula care in Madison, Middleton, Mount Horeb, Fitchburg, Verona, Monona and beyond. We offer professional assistance to families who are expecting a baby, throughout labor and during the adjustment period after the baby is born.
To learn more about doulas and about how we can help you, please visit our website. http://allfourtrimesters.tripod.com or e-mail or call us - Hannah Bernard - Donals , 608-334-4278, Maggie Shapiro Haskett - , 608-658-8606
Postpartum Doula Service
Ruth Hoffman Hein R.N. B.S.N.
1001 Greenwich Drive, Madison, WI 53711
Home (608) 273-4724
The focus of my postpartum doula service is “Mom.” I see my service as an extra pair of hands to do “whatever Mom feels needs to be done,” i.e. take care of the baby and siblings so Mom can sleep, take care of baby or siblings so Mom can have uninterrupted time with one or the other, help with laundry, meals, dishes and housecleaning. Furthermore, my role is an educator and health advocate— if you have questions about your baby’s care or health care, your health or other family members health we can pursue information and resources together.
Education: R.N. B.S.N. and 2000 DONA (Doulas of North America) Training Course
Experience: 30 years as a R.N.; 20 years at Visiting Nurse Service where I did newborn visits for about 10 years; Mother of a 19 year old daughter.
“More Than Just the Blues” Perinatal/ Postpartum Depression Phone Support
Postpartum Depression of the mother can occur within a few days or up to 1 to 2 years after birth. Depression can also occur during pregnancy. Symptoms can include feeling hopeless, alone, unable to concentrate and make decisions, crying, feeling “panic,” trouble sleeping, changes in appetite etc. This phone line provides information and support to mothers and family and friends of a woman experiencing perinatal depression.
Ruth Hoffman Hein R.N.
Phone ( 608) 273-4724 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. (7 days per week)
Postpartum Support International
Postpartum Support International (PSI) is a world-wide organization, founded in 1987, that exists to provide support, reliable information, resources, and education for distress in pregnancy and postpartum. PSI coordinators help women, families, and providers find support and make connections.
Wisconsin Postpartum Support International (PSI) website.
Wisconsin's co-coordinators are:
515 Diagonal St., Highland, WI 53543 Phone: 608 929-7629 Email:
9976 County Rd. A, Mt. Horeb, wI 53572 Phone: 608-712-1505 Email:
Madison Area Mothers of Multiples (MOMs) - The Madison Area MOMs is a non-profit support group for families with multiples...twins, triplets, quads or more! Many of the members also have single birth children. Meetings 3rd Thursday of each month at St. Andrew Lutheran Church at 6815 Schneider Road Middleton, WI 53562. Meeting time is 7:15-9:00 p.m. Social functions, calendar of events, resales and more!
Preemie Families in WI - The goal of this yahoo! group is to connect preemie families in WI with each other for advice, conversation, and support. If you are a parent or relative of a preemie, former preemie, a preemie that passed away, or currently experiencing a high risk pregnancy and will likely be spending time in a NICU in the future, please contribute your knowledge and/or support.
Adoption Support Group. 6:30-8 p.m. Third Friday of odd-numbered months. For families with children from Russia and Eastern European countries. Guest speakers, peer support. St. Dennis Catholic Church, 413 Dempsey Road. Childcare and snacks. Mary (608) 221-4702.
Birth Parent Support Group. Have you placed your child for adoption? This free, safe, confidential group meets the second Tuesday of each month from 6-7:30pm at 5 Odana Court . To register, call Trish (608-833-4800 ext. 109) or Alice (608-270-6635).
Madison Area Food Allergy Support Group. Meets the third Tuesday every other month. for more information and meeting location please contact Sheree’ Godwin 608-249-5215 or [email protected]
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren. Support at The Rainbow Project offices, 831 E. Washington Ave., in Madison second Fridays, 10 to noon. Phone support, days, Rose Roh, 220-3010; Ethel Dunn, 238-8751, 334-8751; or Claire, 261-5679; evenings, Rose, 249-2209 or 220-3010.
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