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Women's & Children's Services

Women's & Children's Services

Childbirth and Family Services

Support Groups

New Moms’ Group

This weekly get-together offers all new mothers and their babies the opportunity to share and network about life with your new baby! The group is led by an experienced Elliot Hospital Registered Nurse who is also an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. Topics shared include feeding, crying, sleeping, relationships, and finding your new balance in life. Guest speakers are invited throughout the year.

New Moms’ Group is drop in and held every Wednesday from 11am - 1pm at The Elliot at River’s Edge. Babies under 1 are welcome to join. Group follows the Manchester school district in terms of cancellation for inclement weather.

For additional information please call Elliot Hospital’s lactation office at 603-663-4464.

Pregnancy and Infant Loss TEARS Support Group
Touching lives, Healing Hearts

Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of every month from 7 pm to 8:30 pm excluding September and December. There is no registration or fee for this group. Due to the current pandemic meetings are held via Zoom. Check the NH Tears Facebook page ( for meeting topics and Zoom links.

The TEARS Support Group is facilitated by our NH TEARS Chapter leaders and a nurse with experience caring for bereaved families.  Meetings are informal and provide an opportunity to share your story and meet others who have had similar experiences.

The Memory Garden Service is held rain or shine in May on the Sunday before Memorial Day.

The Angel of Hope candlelight ceremony is held yearly in December.

If you have any questions you can email the perinatal loss coordinator Amanda Morneau at or email for additional information. You can also call the Elliot Perinatal Loss Bereavement Line at 603-663-3396 (please note this is a voicemail that is checked approximately once a week). 

Postpartum Emotional Support

Inpatient Postpartum Depression Risk Assessment
During your hospital stay, you will be given a “Postpartum Depression Risk Assessment”. An 11-item questionnaire is distributed to every new mother after birth, which screens for risk factors for developing postpartum depression (PPD). Moms “at risk” will receive focused attention from the Elliot Behavioral Health team. You will be offered visits by the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA), and if needed, referral to a Behavioral Health specialist. You are encouraged to attend the New Mom’s Group to make connection with other new Moms.  This network of new Moms is important to your health and wellbeing. By screening universally, we hope to reduce the stigma of discussing maternal depression, by encouraging parents and healthcare providers to talk about it as a common complication of childbirth.

Disclaimer for Postpartum Depression Resources links:
Please note that inclusion on this website/resource list does not constitute a recommendation of any of the individuals or agencies listed. Neither Elliot Health System nor its members is liable for any actions taken by any of the resources referenced on this site. The credentials and statements found in the resource listings are not continuously monitored by Elliot Hospital. Their accuracy is the responsibility of the individual websites and resources contained therein, and should be confirmed by the consumer of the services sought.

Information for Parents:

Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) (English and Spanish)

Postpartum Support International

Postpartum Dads

Mass General Women’s Mental Health Center