FREE! New Moms, New Babies

Bring your infant and meet other new mothers!

Groups for first-time moms with babies up to 6 months.
Choose a 6-week daytime series.

6 week support group for mothers with babies birth to 6 months. The group is facilitated (online) by a professional facilitator who helps guide discussions of developmental issues, expectations of oneself as a new mom, changing relationships with family members, child care options, and much more. This series will provide an opportunity to ask questions, share experiences, make new friends, and get some support.

Next FREE 6-Week Session

May 17 thru June 21, 2022
Fridays: 10:30 AM–12:00 PM
Register Online

Groups meet online via a HIPPA compliant zoom platform.
Group sizes are limited; pre-registration is required.

Group Leader

Emma Peterson, PhD

Emma Peterson is a clinical psychologist with extensive experience working with children, adolescents, and their families. She is an Assistant Professor at William James College and core faculty member for the Children and Families of Adversity and Resilience (CFAR) concentration. She also co-directs the Youth and Family Psychotherapy Services, a training site for advanced doctoral students at the American Psychological Association (APA)-accredited Internship Consortium. Dr. Peterson, a mother herself, is passionate about the promotion of health and well-being from an early age and supporting new moms on the remarkable journey into parenthood. She looks forward to welcoming and working with many new families at the Freedman Center.


Observation Notice for Families

YFPS is a Training Site

To Parents/Guardians of Children Participating in YFPS Programs
The Youth and Family Psychotherapy Services at William James College is a training site for students in our Child Studies Program. For educational purposes only, some of the groups or classes at the YFPS will be observed by graduate students of William James College as part of their study of child and family development. No individuals in the groups or classes will be identified by name in these observations and no research papers will be produced as a result of these observations. When an observation is taking place, the graduate student observers will be introduced to the group or class before observing behind the observation window.


Wait Lists

If the group or class for which you would like to register is FULL, please register for the next program offered. To be put on a Wait List for the program or series that is not open, you may email us at YFPS@williamjames.edu. When you contact us, please leave your name, which program you want, a phone number, and email address. We will contact you if we are able to accommodate you in the program.

New Moms Tell Us:

"Big thanks to Nadja for creating such a warm atmosphere so conducive to sharing! I loved hearing from so many other moms in the same boat."

"Your new baby new mom workshop was fantastic. I attended a couple different ones and yours was superior. I still keep in touch with the other Moms from my group and am so thankful I attended. What a great resource and support for new moms."

"This class is doing exactly what I had wanted, connect me with moms in the area! I have found an activity partner and a buddy for my son!"

"I met a lot of new moms and did not feel isolated anymore with my questions about taking care of a young baby. Great Program. Thank you very much."

"My New Babies/New Moms group was truly a great experience... a chance to share my excitement and anxiety with other mothers and realize I wasn't alone."

"It was great to meet other people having the same experiences and concerns and to be able to share my thoughts in a comfortable environment. The leader was very professional, warm, and non-judgmental."

"I liked the supportive environment and educational exchange of info. The leader facilitated open dialogue and made sure each person received answers to her specific questions."

"The leader was compassionate, caring, and so knowledgeable. Her encouragement for us to 'trust our guts' was great. I will recommend this group to others. Thanks!"

"It helps you feel you're not alone - as if we're all having growing pains together."

"Our group still meets regularly on our own, even after two years."