Parenting Support

Indiana University Health North Hospital is pleased to offer several support opportunities for new parents. Our support groups cover a wide range of topics including breastfeeding, postpartum depression and raising a toddler. Additionally, we offer groups for new dads and mothers looking to share advice with one another. Our support groups meet weekly and are complimentary (free). Participants are welcome to attend as many or as few sessions as they would like. All support groups meet on the first floor of IU Health North Hospital. Please ask for directions at the Welcome Desk.

Breastfeeding Support Group

Meets every Thursday morning from 10:00 am – 11:15 am, on the first floor of the hospital.
 
This group provides a great opportunity to meet other breastfeeding mothers who have invaluable information and support to share. Lactation consultants will be present, though the support group is not intended for one-on-one sessions. Meetings are geared toward mothers of babies who are 0-4 months old. Attend meetings as long as desired. Call our Lactation Consultants at 317.688.2486 to make your reservation.

Lactation Outpatient Clinic

Lactation consultants are available to meet with you for lactation needs and newborn feeding issues. Please call 317.688.2680 to schedule an appointment. The Indiana University Health North Hospital's Lactation Outpatient Clinic is located on the fourth floor of the hospital. We look forward to serving you!

Mother Connection Support Group

Meets most Tuesdays, 12:30 pm - 2:00pm. Call 317.688.2465 before your first visit to confirm that group is meeting onsite.

This unique opportunity is for postpartum mothers and their babies, from newborns up to one year of age. You will meet with a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner to discuss topics of interest to mothers of young babies and have fun meeting other mothers. Different topics are discussed at each meeting. There is no cost to participate and advance registration is not required. Participants are welcome to attend as many or as few meetings as they would like. Attendees should meet at the Welcome Desk in the Atrium of IU Health North Hospital to be directed to the meeting room. For more information, please call 317.688.2465. Please call before your first visit to make sure group is meeting onsite.

Postpartum Depression Support Group

Registration required. If interested in attending, please call 317.962.8191. Meets most Mondays, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, on the first floor of the hospital. 

Did you know that perinatal mood and anxiety disorders affect one out of seven women? This group is for pregnant and postpartum moms struggling with emotional changes. You are not alone. You are not to blame. With treatment, you will be well. Registration is required for this group. If you are interested in attending, please call Birdie Meyer at 317.962.8191.

Toddler Time

Meets mosts Tuesdays, 10:00 am - 11:30 am, on the first floor of the hospital. 
Call 317.688.2465 before your first visit to confirm that group is meeting onsite.

This is a support group for parents and toddlers (ages one to three years). This gives mothers the opportunity to meet other moms and discuss topics relating to raising a happy and healthy toddler. Discuss topics such as potty pitfalls with a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner while you meet other moms. Attendees should meet at the Welcome Desk in the Atrium of IU Health North Hospital to be directed to the meeting room. For more information, please call 317.688.2465. Please call before your first visit to make sure group is meeting onsite.

Opportunities for Fathers

IU Health North Hospital offers various opportunities for fathers with babies up to one year to learn about the challenge and fun of their new role. Please call Childbirth Education at 317.688.2465 to learn more.