Orange County Postpartum Support Groups & Local Resources

Below is a list of local postpartum support groups in Orange County.

Hoag Hospital Postpartum Services

Hoag Breastfeeding Clinic (After Baby Comes Home)

A one-on-one consultation with one of our International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) Registered Nurses provides new mothers with support, encouragement and answers to questions that commonly arise when their newborn comes home from the hospital. Fathers or birth partners are strongly encouraged to attend.
Appointments required. Payment is due at time of visit. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call Hoag's Babyline at 949/764-BABY (2229).

Postpartum Adjustment Group

Hoag offers a Postpartum Adjustment Group for new mothers experiencing the baby blues, or are having difficulty adjusting to motherhood. This free ongoing group focuses on teaching positive coping skills and providing support and education. Risk factors and symptoms of postpartum depression are discussed, as well as strategies for successfully overcoming the new challenges of motherhood. The support group is facilitated by Masters-level social workers and meets Fridays from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Babies are welcome! For more information, please call The Bridges for Newborns Program at 949/764-6153.

Mission Hospital Postpartum Services

To learn more about one of the below support groups, please call the My Health Line at (949) 364-1770.

Breastfeeding Support Group
Description - Join other mothers with babies of all ages, to discuss breastfeeding joys and challenges, returning to work, nutrition and other topics. Hands-on help is not available during these meetings. Every Wednesday, 10-11 a.m. Held at Mission Women's Wellness Center classroom 171c.

Postpartum Depression Support Group
Description - This ongoing support group is for moms having unexpected feelings of anxiety, sadness isolation and depression following birth. Advanced registration is not required. Babies welcome. Tuesdays, 10-11 a.m. held at Mission Women's Wellness Center classroom 171c.

Saddleback Hospital Postpartum Services

Breastfeeding Support Group

Description: Meets Mondays from 1:30 to 2:15 PM. This support group is lead by a registered nurse and board-certified lactation consultant who provides support and guidance. Topics include nutrition, sleep deprivation, choosing a breastfeeding bra, expressing and storing milk and more. Free.
Location: Saddleback Memorial Medical Center, Laguna Hills 24451 Health Center Drive Laguna Hills, CA 92653

Postpartum Depression Support Group

Description: Please call (949) 452-7255 for dates and times. This class is designed for women struggling with feelings of postpartum depression. Topics include sleep deprivation, “Am I crazy” thoughts, selfcare and coping techniques, taking action and rebuilding connections. Facilitated by a licensed clinical social worker. Cost: $15 each class or $100 for right classes. Registration is required.
Location: Saddleback Memorial Medical Center, Laguna Hills 24451 Health Center Drive Laguna Hills, CA 92653

Moms’ Support Group

Description: Please call (949) 452-7255 for dates, times and cost. Bring your baby and meet other new moms. Share your joys and frustrations in an understanding environment. Learn about child development. Have fun and make new friends. free of charge.
Location: Saddleback Memorial Medical Center, Laguna Hills 24451 Health Center Drive Laguna Hills, CA 92653

La Leche League of Southern Orange County, California

All breastfeeding mothers and mothers-to-be interested in breastfeeding are welcome to come to our meetings or call one of our Leaders for breastfeeding help or information. Babies are always welcome at our meetings.

Meeting Information

Group I – Ladera Ranch


3rd Friday of every month @ 10am (unless otherwise noted)

Meeting Location:

Ladera Ranch

Flintridge Village Clubhouse, 28112 Roanoke Drive,


inland towards Ladera Ranch. Turn right onto O’NEILL DRIVE. Turn left

on ROANOKE, before the signal. The clubhouse is on your right, just past


: Exit I-5 freeway at CROWN VALLEY PARKWAY and turn

Group II - Irvine


Meeting Location: Culver Drive, Irvine

Directions: church is on the RIGHT at the corner of CULVER and UNIVERSITY.

Toddler Group - Laguna Hills


Meeting Location:

Directions: Turn right into the park entrance.


South Orange County Resource Center

1st Wednesday of every month @ 10am (unless otherwise noted) Cabot Park, Laguna Hills I-5 freeway to OSO. Turn west to CABOT. Turn left on CABOT. th, Oct 5th, Nov 2nd, Dec 7th
4th Tuesday of every month @ 10am (unless otherwise noted) Irvine University United Methodist Church, 18422 I-405 freeway to UNIVERSITY. Go towards UCI (west).
th, Oct 21st, Nov 18th, Dec 9th (early due to holidays)


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