Prenatal and Postpartum Resources

Moms usually say the best thing they did as a new parent was join a group of other new moms. It is the best place to connect with moms who are going through the same thing you are, share advice and resources, and it is a wonderful chance to make life-long friends (for both you and your baby). The groups are generally led by a childbirth educator who is an expert in both perinatal issues and child development, and the groups are all designed to be supportive and judgement-free. (And most of them are free!) Here are some local ones:

Moms Outlet: A free support group lead by a professional childbirth educator in Sacramento. Sponsored by Sutter but open to all, regardless of insurance and where you gave birth (and free for all).  Info on the in-person group at the link below, and online support via the Facebook group at the same site:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/SutterSacMomsOutlet/

Free support groups and classes for new moms, moms of multiples and help/support around breastfeeding. These classes and groups are also sponsored by Sutter, but you do not need to be a Sutter patient to attend most of the groups or classes.

https://www.sutterhealth.org/smcs/services/health-education/support-groups

 

Classes, support groups, lactation support, prenatal/postpartum yoga, and mommy/baby activities (prices vary by class/activity)

http://herselfmoms.com/

Support group for new moms (donation-based, so very low cost):

Mindful Mommas at Yoga Shala (look under the classes description under the "about" tab)

https://www.yogashalasac.com/class-descriptions-prices-and-policies/

There are Meet Up groups (usually free) for pretty much every topic imaginable. Search the site for anything related to what you are interested in: "new mom support group," "playdates Sacramento," "mommy baby fitness classes," "first time moms group," etc.

https://www.meetup.com/

In or near Sacramento:
Online:

Online resources for breastfeeding and parenting:

https://kellymom.com/