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.
Each week, moms are given the oppertunity to share their highs and lows. Group participents are encouraged to participate in conversations about topics such as self-care, stress management and emotional and mental health. This is a drop-in group, open to pregnant moms and moms with children up to 12 months of age.
We meet on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month, from 10:30-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.