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Maternity and Parenting Support Groups

Hendricks Regional Health is proud to facilitate and host a variety of support groups for new and expecting parents. Groups are designed to provide a supportive environment with opportunities to come together for sharing and learning. All meetings are free to participants, and registration is not required unless specified. 


Due to COVID-19 and the associated inability to meet in person, many of our support groups are now being offered virtually or by phone. Please call (317) 718-4360 for more information.


Breastfeeding Friends

Receive continued support and build friendships with other nursing moms in a relaxing atmosphere. See how your little one is gaining weight with our baby scale. Get questions answered by our International Board-Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC). This group is open to all nursing moms and babies. FREE! No registration required. For more information, call (317) 745-8448 or email LACTATION@Hendricks.org/ Use West Entrance, turn left, take elevator A to third floor. 

Baby Talk Group

A safe and non-judgmental place for mothers to share the joys and challenges of parenting. Topics include: sleep, isolation, self-care, self-image, post-partum depression & anxiety, mom & baby wellness, balancing baby needs with family needs, and balancing work/home responsibilities. This group meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at Hendricks County Senior Center from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Senior Center volunteers will be available to provide child care. Call (317) 718-4018 for more information.

This is Not What I Expected Class

Offered Every Other Month

Becoming a parent comes with lots of changes. Some are exciting and joyful, but they can also be stressful and overwhelming. This class acknowledges that everyone’s path in motherhood is different and includes strategies for building a village of support, how to help others know how to help you, caring for yourself and your growing family, addressing feelings that are stressful and how to deal with them, maximizing sleep, increasing movement and healthy habits, knowing what is normal and not with your changing body, and identifying and connecting you to services available in your community. For any mom that has delivered in the last year. $20.00/person

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Healthy Beginnings

Available quarterly; Attend anytime

Healthy Beginnings is a free event hosted by the Hendricks Regional Health Childbirth Center on all things pregnancy. Anyone expecting a baby in the next year or planning to become pregnant, is welcome to attend with their support partners. This event is free and includes:

  • Shop local mother and baby vendors
  • Talk with a Hendricks Regional Health dietitian on nutrition in pregnancy
  • Discover Hendricks Regional Health healthcare providers
  • Information on exercise in pregnancy and local exercise options
  • Enter to win giveaways for classes, diapers and more
  • Healthy refreshments
  • Register for ‘Preparing for Baby’ classes
Register