New Parent Resources

Child Care

Adoption

Grief and Loss

Health Care

Lactation/Breastfeeding

  • Family Services lactation resources ​​
  • La Leche League International ​
  • Iowa Breastfeeding Coalition
  • Breastfeeding and More Support Group, Mercy Hospital, Iowa City: Weekly group for breastfeeding families. Expecting parents are also welcome. No fee. Group meets Thursdays, noon to 2 p.m., McAuley Room, Mercy Medical Plaza. Call Mercy On Call at 319-358-2767 or 800-358-2767 for a listing of specific dates.
  • Breastfeeding Support Group, Mercy Hospital, Cedar Rapids: Meets every Wednesday in the Birthplace classroom from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Membership is free. For more information, call 319-398-6561.

Perinatal Mental Health Issues

Special Needs Resources

Support Groups        

  • National Postpartum Depression Hotline: 1-800-PPD-MOMS
  • Postpartum Support International PPD Helpline (not a 24-hour hotline): 1-800-944-4773

Workplace Flexibility/Leaves of Absence

Contact Information

Family Services

Phone
Campus Address
121-50 USB
Mailing Address

121 University Services Building, Suite 50
Iowa City, IA 52242
United States