Postpartum Support

Postpartum Support

Mothercraft Ottawa’s Postpartum Support Drop-In Programs provides families with a safe and supportive environment where they can explore postpartum issues and learn coping strategies and skills. Our goal is to create a sense of community and reduce feelings of isolation.

Moms Postpartum Support Drop-ins

Welcome to the Mothercraft Ottawa’s FREE Postpartum Support Drop-in for moms.

This free support group is the first of its kind in Ottawa. We are committed to providing a safe, non-judgemental space for those experiencing perinatal mental health challenges.  It is designed to be a relaxed, engaging and informative environment, where people can express their thoughts & concerns, ask questions, receive guidance from postpartum professionals, get connected with local resources and most importantly to others in the community who are experiencing similar challenges.

Every drop-in is adapted to meet the needs of those present and may include discussions on various postpartum topics with handouts, referrals and resources for ongoing support. Babies under 12 months are welcome to join!


In response to the pandemic, our support drop-in has gone virtual, every Wednesday from 10-12:30.  The first 2 hours is for general perinatal mental health topics, while the last 30 minutes is reserved for those wanting to discuss COVID related challenges specifically.
Registration is required through Eventbrite.  Click here to register!
The group will meet on Zoom, the link for which can be found at the very bottom of the confirmation email from Eventbrite.

Postpartum Support Workshops for Dads/Partners

Our free, Postpartum Support Workshops for Dads/Partners explores relevant topics designed to help you support your partner through postpartum challenges, while balancing your own transition experience as a new parent. Becoming a family can bring great joy and happiness, but can also bring unexpected challenges and adjustments. Increase your understanding of Perinatal Mental Health, learn coping strategies, research and resources, in a facilitated group setting. Babies under 12 months are welcome to join!


In response to the pandemic, our postpartum support workshops for dads/partners have gone virtual.  For a current listing of upcoming workshops, please visit our Mothercraft Ottawa Facebook Page or contact


Need more information about the program?

Please contact Courtney Holmes at 613-728-1839 ext. 227 or