Support Services

Becoming a new mom is an exciting time in life, but it can also be full of questions and concerns.  At St. Joseph’s Health, we strive to provide our new mothers with tools and resources to make the transition into motherhood as easy as possible. Be sure to also check out our Breastfeeding Services.

“Forever In My Heart” is a support group offered by St. Joseph’s University Medical Center. This parent led group offers caring support for grieving mothers and fathers who have experienced the loss of their baby during pregnancy (miscarriage), at birth or shortly thereafter. Parents can share with other parents who have experienced a pregnancy, stillbirth or newborn loss in a safe and comforting environment. Grandparents are also welcome to attend. Facilitators of the group have been trained and certified by the Resolve through Sharing (RTS) bereavement program. This program addresses individual family needs with supportive care and resources in the hospital and also through parent support groups.   

 

  • New Mother’s Support Group
  • Forever In My Heart

Come and gather with other new moms to discuss the most common challenges and joys of motherhood. 

Group is FREE and babies are welcome.

Refreshments will be served

All groups will be held on Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center, The Giggles Theater (Seton Building, 2nd Floor), 703 Main Street, Paterson, NJ 07503

2016 Schedule:

  • April 5 and 20
  • May 4 and 28
  • June 1 and 15
  • July 6 and 20
  • August 3 and 17
  • September 7 and 21
  • October 5 and 19
  • November 2 and 16
  • December 7 and 21

For more information about this service please call 973.754.3451.

 

This support group is a collaboration between Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey and St. Joseph's University Medical Center.

 

Forever In My Heart meets the first Wednesday of each month from 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center, Center for Education, 400 Hospital Plaza, 11 Getty Avenue, Paterson, NJ  07503.

For additional information please contact:

Stefanie Giddens
973.754.3828
 
Lou Ann Damsma
973.754.3451 or 201.270.9383
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