Support & Resources

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At Anna Jaques, we are committed to providing the highest level of care during your pregnancy while serving as a trusted resource for patients and families into your parenting journey. We also understand that every family has a different set of needs and wishes during their journey. 


Prenatal and family education classes are offered to help prepare mothers and partners for their journey through pregnancy and parenting. Classes include: Childbirth preparation; Sibling preparation; Breastfeeding support; Infant CPR; and more. 

View the 2020 Class Brochure or view & register for classes here

Mother & Baby Support Groups

In-person Mother & Baby Groups are temporarily suspended to protect our mothers and babies during COVID-19 - click here for virtual class options and online resources. 

Anna Jaques is pleased to offer free weekly group classes in Newburyport and Haverhill for all mothers in our community to provide support, encouragement and advice on parenthood and answer questions that arise after going home. Groups are facilitated by a Lactation Consultant/Registered Nurse to support every woman’s mothering experience. All aspects of mothering are discussed. No need to register, drop-ins welcome!

Persist: Support for mothers and families with substance use disorder or in recovery

You are the most important person when it comes to the care of your baby, which means taking care of yourself is a vital step in your motherhood journey. Join us – with your baby! – for a weekly support group designed to provide a safe and supportive place to share your recovery.

 This judgement-free group is led by a dedicated Patient Care Navigator who works with patients of Women’s Health Care and the Birth Center to provide prenatal support, as well as the immediate postpartum period with the goal of promoting a healthy pregnancy and future through:

  • Referral to local resources like WIC
  • Connection to recovery support services
  • Assessment & referrals to mental health providers
  • Review of helpful resources for mom and baby

Click to learn more about the Persist Program.

Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Program (MCPAP) For Moms - Support Group

MCPAP for Moms partners with William James College Interface Referral Service to develop and maintain community-based resources to support mothers and fathers experiencing mental health issues related to the challenges of becoming parents. Interface maintains a comprehensive listing of support groups by geographic area. It is important to call before planning to attend a support group as the dates and times of groups change frequently. Click to learn more.

In the Family Way

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