Mothercraft Circle: A Support Group for New Mamas

Details
Date:

July 24

Time:

06:30 pm - 07:30 pm

Event Category:

Online Events

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Organizer

HAPPY MAMA HEALTHY BABY ALLIANCE

Website: Organizer's Website
Venue

Online Event

Join our support group for new mothers and receive parenting tips while making new friends. Live on Zoom!

Mothercraft Circle: A Support Group for New Mamas

Join our online support group for new mamas, where we create a safe space to share experiences, ask questions, and find support on this incredible journey of motherhood. Whether you’re a first-time mom or have multiple children, this circle is for you! Mothers of all cultural backgrounds are welcome.

Date: Wed. May 1st 2024 (and the first Wednesday of each month thereafter).

Time: 6:30 pm- 7:30 pm (Pacific Standard Time)

Location: Online (Zoom link sent at registration).

WHAT TO EXPECT:

Connect with other moms, exchange tips, and discuss various topics related to motherhood. From sleepless nights to breastfeeding challenges, we’ll cover it all. Our experienced facilitators who are Doulas, Mothers and Grandmothers, will guide the conversation and offer valuable advice or a listening ear.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to build a supportive community of fellow new mamas. Come join us for an evening of connection, understanding, and shared experiences. We can’t wait to meet you!

LOCATION OF MEETINGS

Online on Zoom (link will be sent at registration)

FEE FOR SESSIONS

There is no cost to participate. However, tax-deductible donations are accepted ($10 per session suggested donation) at https://Paypal.me/HMHBA

DISCUSSION TOPICS

Discussions are participant-driven, however, some of the topics covered may include:

  • Infant feeding
  • Infant and parent sleep
  • Family dynamics; identity and resources
  • Fears and Concerns about Childbirth and Parenthood
  • Changes in Family Relationships and Friendships After Becoming a Parent
  • Intimate Partner Relationship Adjustments to Pregnancy and Parenthood
  • Sexuality During Pregnancy and After Childbirth
  • Sibling Preparation for Childbirth and Becoming a Big Brother or Sister
  • Infant Care Options: Circumcision, Immunization, Ear Piercing, Co-Sleeping, Attachment Parenting, Baby-Wearing, etc.
  • Maternal Mental Health: Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders
  • Making Informed Choices for Childbirth
  • Infant Mental Health: Promoting Secure Attachment and Parent-Infant Bonding
  • Challenges of Working Mothers
  • Choosing to be a Stay-At-Home Mom
  • Child Development in the First Year
  • Newborn Behavior and Appearance
  • Breastfeeding Concerns and Questions
  • Emotional Processing of Childbirth Experiences
  • Guest Speakers and Workshops on Hypnosis for Childbirth and Motherhood, Belly Casting, Birth Art, Infant Massage, etc. (Extra materials charge for these activities may be requested).

HOW TO JOIN THE GROUP

Participants may join at any time. RSVP required 24-hours in advance, to receive the zoom link of the meeting.

BABIES AND CHILDREN AT GROUP SESSIONS

Newborns and babies up to 6 months of age are welcome at in-person sessions.

MENTAL HEALTH REFERRALS

Should complex or challenging experiences of participants arise, referrals for individual, couples or child play therapy can be made to our mental health collaborative partners.

GROUP FACILITATORS

Tanya Shipley, Community Doula

Tanya is a mother and grandmother and a Doula. “My passion for women’s health is not just a profession—it’s a calling. I am wholeheartedly dedicated to empowering women to harness their inner strength and vocalize their needs, ensuring their birth and mothering experience is as beautiful and remarkable as they envision”. Read more about Tanya

J. Tranae, Doula Program Coordinator

J. is the coordinator and supervisor of the Happy Mama Healthy Baby Community Doula Program. “During my research and preparation for birth work, I fell in love with holistic birthing methods. I have been a doula since 2011 and have worked with Happy Mama Healthy Baby Alliance since then.” Read more about J.

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