This page is to help local parents find the support and play groups that we all need! Some are social groups only, while others are information groups. Check below for a group that interests you…There’s enough out there for there to be a group for everyone!
Please contact me if you have a group to add to the list. Make sure to include contact info as well as a brief description of the group.
Breastfeeding Support Group–with Tess Johnson Lactation Services. Monthly Mom to Mom Breastfeeding Support Group.
There is no charge for attending Tess’s support group meetings. Bring your baby with you, and enjoy the warm, encouraging atmosphere while receiving support and information about breastfeeding.
Central Valley Natural Birth Mamas–I’m told this is a great Facebook group to check out if you’re expecting.
Fresno Mommy Talk Facebook Group— A place where mothers can come together and share our lives! Please feel free to post comments, thoughts, or questions!
Fresno Moms Support & Playgroup
We offer support, friendship and fun for moms. Kiddos of all ages are welcomed! We have weekly events to suit the needs of all our members. We are always looking for active new members! Visit their Facebook group.
Fresno County Multiples Club
Support for parents of multiples through the exchange of information, ideas and experience from pregnancy to childhood.
La Leche League of Fresno County
La Leche League’s monthly meetings provide an opportunity to talk with other mothers about the special joys and challenges of parenting through breastfeeding. A continuing series of informal discussion meetings are offered and are open to all women interested in breastfeeding. Children are welcome. Visit their website or call the Leader Referral Line 265-3301.
International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN) of Fresno
ICAN of Fresno Chapter’s mission is to improve maternal-child health by preventing unnecessary cesareans through education, providing support for cesarean recovery, and promoting Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC).
ICAN of Fresno is a local online group that encourages a supportive dialogue to educate and inform anyone who is interested in preparing for childbirth choices, rights of a patient, VBAC, HBAC, & receive emotional support for cesarean births (past & recovery). It is recommended (although not required) that online group members formally subscribe to the ICAN of Fresno Chapter for additional benefits and resources.
Interested in joining the online group, click here.
Moms of Clovis–We are a group of Moms from Clovis and the surrounding area. We love walking, talking, coffee, and eating! Our core group of littles ranges from 3 years to 3 months old, but everyone is welcome!
We are MOMS Club, an international, non-profit organization offering support for mothers who stay home with their children, including those who have home-based businesses and those who work part-time. It is a wonderful way for you to meet other at-home moms and a fun way for your child to meet other at-home children! We offer monthly meetings, casual get-togethers, outings for moms and children, family parties, playgroups, babysitting co-ops, activity groups, and service projects.
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If you live north of Herndon, email momscluboffresnonorth@gmail.
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“MOPS” (Mothers Of Preschoolers)
This is an international Christian group of mothers who have preschoolers. $5 per meeting. Call Brandy Freeland, MOPS Council Coordinator for Fresno-Clovis, 559-436-0891. Or visit their website to find a group near you…there are 8 groups in the Fresno/Clovis area…as well as others in the surrounding towns.
MOPS is a support group for mothers. Their meetings usually include a speaker on family related subjects, discussion time and a craft. Meetings are usually planned for every other week, and child care is available. Some meetings are in the evening so working mothers can attend.
Info from website: MOPS International is a non-denominational Christian organization that reaches out to all mothers of children under school age. MOPS helps moms… and MOPS makes a difference in thelives of families. The purpose of MOPS International is to nurture every mother of preschoolers by meeting her distinct needs to the glory of Jesus Christ.. This purpose is carried out in a variety of ways, including local MOPS groups, MOMSense Magazine, MOMSense Radio, MOPS’ books and products, and special events.
Please see website for details.
Phemom–Christian moms group based in People’s Church. A gathering of remarkable young moms, coming together to explore a two-fold question: Who am I and who am I here for?
Tiny Tots Playground: Breastfeeding support group that meets monthly.
2930 E. Nees Ave. #105, Fresno
Other Local Areas
Visalia Area AP Moms
Attachment Parenting is mainly focused on being sensitive to your child’s needs and meeting them whenever possible. Attachment parents usually bed in the same room with their baby and practice babywearing. Mothers usually practice breastfeeding and child-led weaning. Crying it out is greatly discouraged. Gentle discipline for older children is encouraged. This group is for the purpose of providing support, advice, and activities for moms and children to gather and socialize.