Do you you feel isolated in your new role as a mother?
You are not alone!
Isolation can be one the hardest situations that a new mom faces and our Moms Support Group is here for you. The group is facilitated by Kathy Wilson, a childbirth educator, postpartum doula, and newborn specialist. Each week the moms share their highs and lows for the week, supporting each other with encouragement and possible solutions. If there is time remaining, Kathy has a new parent topic for discussion. Topics such as self-care, stress, anger management, communication skills, and positive discipline are included. This is a drop-in group, open to pregnant moms and moms with children up to 12 months of age. We meet every Thursday from 10:30 to noon.
Support Group Description and Information
We strive to provide a Sensitive, Accepting, Friendly, and Encouraging (S.A.F.E.) environment where, together, we can:
- Offer hope.
- Lessen isolation.
- Share experiences.
- Recognize and build on strengths.
- Encourage self-care.
- Explore and normalize feelings.
- Increase sense of identity.
- Increase confidence.
- Increase knowledge and skills.
It is everyone’s responsibility to create a safe place to learn and share. Before we speak, we must ask ourselves if our words are S.A.F.E.
The postpartum season can leave a mom feeling vulnerable and unsure. We are to be considerate and sympathetic to each other’s emotional state.
We welcome all mothers, each with a different parenting style; we are respectful of that mother’s right to make her own parenting choices, even if they are different from our own.
Those who want to be heard need to be given the opportunity to share. Please be courteous while others speak. Any solicited and helpful suggestions can be shared with kindness and compassion.
Being a mom is hard and feelings of inadequacy are normal. We have the opportunity to be a source of encouragement to one another. You don’t have to have it all together to be able of offer reassurance and support.