Jun
20
1:00 PM13:00

Breastfeeding Support Group

Choosing to breastfeed provides so many benefits for you and your baby, but it doesn't always come easy. Come find connection, support, and education on your breastfeeding journey. Facilitated by a international board certified lactation consultant who can help answer your questions and provide tips for success!

+ $10 

+ no pre-registration, just show up!

+ note: this support group is held every other Thursday

+ expectant parents through all stages of breastfeeding, and of course babies, welcome!

+ facilitator: katie katz

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Jun
25
1:00 PM13:00

New Parent Support Group

Becoming a parent is life changing. It can feel blissful, terrifying, easy, hard, rewarding, and challenging all at the same time. So much has changed, there’s so many questions, so many emotions, let’s talk about it! Our new parent support groups are facilitated by trained doulas who help guide the transition into the new role of parenthood. Here we share our stories, ask hard questions, reminisce about the joys, and maybe (probably) cry a little. Find your tribe with us, all are welcome.

+ $5 suggested donation

+ no pre-registration required, just show up!

+ facilitator: Jenna Brown

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Jun
26
10:00 AM10:00

Health Chat with Fairmount Pediatrics

Join us for a monthly chat on hot topic health issues that new parents often have many questions about. We will start with an informal presentation on the monthly topic and then open up for a group discussion regarding the issue. Some topics may include: pediatric fever, fussiness in a new baby, baby bowel movements, and introducing solid foods.


This Month: Vitamin D and Sun Safety

With summer days upon us, so many questions arise regarding the sun and keeping our little ones safe. Can I use sunscreen? Which one? Should I avoid the sun and just supplement with Vitamin D? Why do I need Vitamin D anyway? Find out all this and more at our next Health Chat with Fairmount Pediatrics.

+ Free

+ No pre-registration required, just drop-in!

+ Babies welcome

+ Facilitator: Kristen Smith, PA-C

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Jun
26
6:00 PM18:00

Developmental Playtime

The AAP says to place our babies on their backs to sleep. Many gadgets we place our babies in have them lying on their backs as well. (Think car seats, baby swings, cribs.) Lying on their backs for too long can lead to head shape concerns and even development issues.
Did you know babies need to be on their tummies for at least 6 hours a day to build their core strength and help them reach important milestones such as crawling and walking? You may have read about TummyTime and want to do it, but your baby doesn’t like it. In class, you and your baby will learn ways to enjoy TummyTime.

Infant massage and TummyTime can also:
- Improve sleep (sleep is as important as food)
- Enhance GI function (baby fussy, gassy, colicky?)
- Promote optimal head shape (love the rounded look, to match the cheeks!)
- Facilitate physiologic brain development (big word meaning that your baby’s brain grows the way it should.)
- Breastfeed more easily (yay!)
- Develop core strength and optimize physical development (Your baby’s body will be more balanced and symmetrical.)
- Build trust and safety (and fun too.)
- Have fun and help your baby develop strength & reach those milestones.

+ $25/$45 per couple

+ best for babies 0-6 months

+ pre-registration required

+ scholarship available for our Onward Mama Members (call or inquire within)

+ instructor: Nikki Lee

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Jun
26
6:00 PM18:00

Yoga for Birth: Practical Tools for Labor

We will learn how to use breath as a tool for mind and body, to support and ease fear. Birth partners will learn to use hands-on techniques to offer support and comfort. We will practice positions and see how breath and posture can be used to encourage the progress of labor, ease pain, and impact the pelvic floor. This workshop is for couples or birthing person and support person, though if you would like to attend solo, please email and accommodations will be made.

+ $55 per couple / $45 individual

+ pre-registration required, minimum of three participants needed to hold class.

+ scholarship available for our Onward Mama members. Call or inquire within.

+ instructor: Tegan Bernstein

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Jul
2
1:00 PM13:00

New Parent Support Group

Becoming a parent is life changing. It can feel blissful, terrifying, easy, hard, rewarding, and challenging all at the same time. So much has changed, there’s so many questions, so many emotions, let’s talk about it! Our new parent support groups are facilitated by trained doulas who help guide the transition into the new role of parenthood. Here we share our stories, ask hard questions, reminisce about the joys, and maybe (probably) cry a little. Find your tribe with us, all are welcome.

+ $5 suggested donation

+ no pre-registration required, just show up!

+ facilitator: tegan bernstein

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Jul
2
6:30 PM18:30

Birth Sharing Circle

Come together and share, listen, laugh, cry and heal. It is never too late to tell your story. Meet us once a month for this free support group. We will come together to celebrate birth, transform and heal in a safe and supportive environment.

+ free

+ no pre-registration required, just show up!

+ first Tuesday of every month

+ facilitators: Terri Simmons and Carol Poorman-Shih

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Jul
5
1:00 PM13:00

La Leche League Breastfeeding Support Group

Join us every first Friday for a free breastfeeding support group run by a trained and experienced La Leche League leader. The La Leche League's mission is to help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.  All breastfeeding mothers and mothers-to-be interested in breastfeeding are welcome to come to our meetings or call one of our Leaders for breastfeeding help or information. Babies are always welcome at our meetings!

+ free

+ no pre-registration required, just show up!

+ facilitator: la leche league leader

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Jul
8
6:00 PM18:00

Infant and Child CPR

This course teaches the lifesaving skills of infant and child CPR with breaths and mild and severe airway block for children, and infants. Skills are taught in a dynamic group environment using the AHA’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which provides students with the most hands-on CPR practice time possible.

This class is for people who want to learn CPR but do not need a CPR course completion card to meet a job requirement. This course is ideal for community groups, new parents, grandparents, babysitters, and others interested in learning how to save a life.

+ $55 per person

+ pre-registration required

+ facilitator: Elena Jaworski

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Jul
9
1:00 PM13:00

New Parent Support Group

Becoming a parent is life changing. It can feel blissful, terrifying, easy, hard, rewarding, and challenging all at the same time. So much has changed, there’s so many questions, so many emotions, let’s talk about it! Our new parent support groups are facilitated by trained doulas who help guide the transition into the new role of parenthood. Here we share our stories, ask hard questions, reminisce about the joys, and maybe (probably) cry a little. Find your tribe with us, all are welcome.

+ $5 suggested donation

+ no pre-registration required, just show up!

+ facilitator: tegan bernstein

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Jul
9
6:30 PM18:30

Postpartum Strength Series (4 week series)

With a focus on core strength and a conditioned pelvic floor, this series is appropriate for any postpartum person whether your child is 8 weeks or 8 years! Using functional movement and BirthFit!™ techniques, participants will learn how to find their neutral pelvis (essential for pelvic floor “strength”) and a progression of mat and standing exercises that will bring stability and confidence to your core. While not a traditional Mommy & Me class, you are welcome to bring your non-crawling infant.

+ $55 for 4 week series (Tuesdays - July 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th)

+ pre-registration required

+ please have a doctor’s clearance to start normal physical activity; instructor is happy to provide more detail on instruction if helpful for clearance.

+ scholarship available for our Onward Mama members. Call or inquire within.

+ instructor: Tegan Bernstein

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Jul
10
1:00 PM13:00

Weathering The Storm: Postpartum Anxiety and Depression (6 week series)

Becoming a mom is difficult, but if you are struggling with a postpartum mood disorder it can make the transition even harder. Postpartum mood disorders are the number one medical complication related to childbearing and are experienced by up to 20% of postpartum women. Unfortunately they are also extremely under diagnosed and often not talked about. Research shows that participating in a therapeutic group for postpartum mothers can significantly reduce depressive episodes and symptoms. This group is lead by an experienced licensed clinical social worker who has also completed Postpartum Support International's certificate training program. We will cover such topics as, myths of motherhood, psychological and physiological changes associated with the postpartum period, how to build a social support network so that you can prevent and reduce symptoms of a postpartum mood disorder and how to deal with the difficult intrusive and sometimes scary thoughts that often accompany a postpartum mood disorder. The group will also provide a nonjudgmental and safe place for women to talk about their experiences. This group is aimed at promoting a mother's control over her own treatment and will create a respectful space for moms and the group leader to offer suggestions without offering direct advice that can often feel judgmental and not helpful. This group is closed, meaning we will have the same group of women for the six weeks the group runs. This allows for a greater sense of safety and is more effective than groups where new members can come and go each week.

+ $240 for six week series/ $30 for our Onward Mama members (call or inquire within.)

+ pre-registration required

+ pre-crawling babies welcome

+ scholarship available for our onward mama members. call or inquire within.

+ facilitator: Julia Rolf

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Jul
16
1:00 PM13:00

New Parent Support Group

Becoming a parent is life changing. It can feel blissful, terrifying, easy, hard, rewarding, and challenging all at the same time. So much has changed, there’s so many questions, so many emotions, let’s talk about it! Our new parent support groups are facilitated by trained doulas who help guide the transition into the new role of parenthood. Here we share our stories, ask hard questions, reminisce about the joys, and maybe (probably) cry a little. Find your tribe with us, all are welcome.

+ $5 suggested donation

+ no pre-registration required, just show up!

+ facilitator: tegan bernstein

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Jul
17
6:00 PM18:00

Essential Oils 101 + Sleep Support Make + Take

Come learn everything oils! We will be discussing the benefits of 11 of the most common oils, how to apply them, where to apply and have time to answer all your questions! You will learn how to start an oily journey toward a healthier lifestyle and how to replace products in your home full of toxins/chemicals with all natural essential oils! Do you or your kiddos have trouble sleeping or staying asleep? Lets talk how essential oils can help support healthy sleeping habits and good quality sleep to improve the health for you and your fam! After discussion of oils + sleep we will be making a 'Sweet Dreams' linen and room spray to help support restful sleep.

+ 15

+ pre-register or just drop in!

+ instructor: katelyn mckinley

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Jul
23
1:00 PM13:00

New Parent Support Group

Becoming a parent is life changing. It can feel blissful, terrifying, easy, hard, rewarding, and challenging all at the same time. So much has changed, there’s so many questions, so many emotions, let’s talk about it! Our new parent support groups are facilitated by trained doulas who help guide the transition into the new role of parenthood. Here we share our stories, ask hard questions, reminisce about the joys, and maybe (probably) cry a little. Find your tribe with us, all are welcome.

+ $5 suggested donation

+ no pre-registration required, just show up!

+ facilitator: tegan bernstein

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Jul
24
10:00 AM10:00

Developmental Playtime

The AAP says to place our babies on their backs to sleep. Many gadgets we place our babies in have them lying on their backs as well. (Think car seats, baby swings, cribs.) Lying on their backs for too long can lead to head shape concerns and even development issues.
Did you know babies need to be on their tummies for at least 6 hours a day to build their core strength and help them reach important milestones such as crawling and walking? You may have read about TummyTime and want to do it, but your baby doesn’t like it. In class, you and your baby will learn ways to enjoy TummyTime.

Infant massage and TummyTime can also:
- Improve sleep (sleep is as important as food)
- Enhance GI function (baby fussy, gassy, colicky?)
- Promote optimal head shape (love the rounded look, to match the cheeks!)
- Facilitate physiologic brain development (big word meaning that your baby’s brain grows the way it should.)
- Breastfeed more easily (yay!)
- Develop core strength and optimize physical development (Your baby’s body will be more balanced and symmetrical.)
- Build trust and safety (and fun too.)
- Have fun and help your baby develop strength & reach those milestones.

+ $25/$45 per couple

+ best for babies 0-6 months

+ pre-registration required

+ scholarship available for our Onward Mama Members (call or inquire within)

+ instructor: Nikki Lee

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Jul
30
1:00 PM13:00

New Parent Support Group

Becoming a parent is life changing. It can feel blissful, terrifying, easy, hard, rewarding, and challenging all at the same time. So much has changed, there’s so many questions, so many emotions, let’s talk about it! Our new parent support groups are facilitated by trained doulas who help guide the transition into the new role of parenthood. Here we share our stories, ask hard questions, reminisce about the joys, and maybe (probably) cry a little. Find your tribe with us, all are welcome.

+ $5 suggested donation

+ no pre-registration required, just show up!

+ facilitator: tegan bernstein

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Jul
31
6:00 PM18:00

Tiny Bites: Baby-Led Feeding Basics

Maybe you are brand new to “Baby-Led Weaning” and are curious to know more, or you have read the book but have questions about how to take the theory into practice- come learn if baby-led feeding is right for you! Join other parents for this informative workshop which will cover:

  • When is it appropriate to start solids

  • Why Baby-Led Weaning (feeding!) would be right for you

  • Everything you need to get started (hint: it’s simple)

  • Amount and types of foods that are good “first foods” (updated from international guidelines)

  • Gagging vs. Choking

  • Size of foods that should be offered during for a variety of developmental levels

  • Learn how this approach can mean 1 Family = 1 Meal (no more multiple meals!)

  • How important it is to diversify the variety of textures and tastes that your baby is exposed to for palate development (ie, picky eaters)

  • Leave with a (easy) recipe booklet of tried and true baby led weaning favorites. Sample some of the recipes while you are there!

+ $30 person / $55 couple

+ pre-registration required

+ Babies are welcome to attend but not required

+ scholarship available for our Onward Mama members. Call or inquire within.

+ Instructor: Tegan Bernstein

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Aug
2
11:00 AM11:00

Shake Rattle Roll: Non Walkers

Infant and toddler motor development will be assessed by a Physical Therapist. In this class, parents have the liberty to ask any questions or concerns about why their baby does (or does not) move in certain ways. As a group, parents will position their babies in a variety of ways to see how their child responds with movement. Activities will be modified for each child based upon age or skill level. Parents or caregivers will come away with a clear understanding of commonly asked questions regarding infant and toddler development.

+ $15 per child

+ Pre-registration required

+ Onward Mama scholarship available. Please call or inquire within for more details.

+ Facilitator: Dr. Kindra Scott

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Aug
2
1:00 PM13:00

La Leche League Breastfeeding Support Group

Join us every first Friday for a free breastfeeding support group run by a trained and experienced La Leche League leader. The La Leche League's mission is to help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.  All breastfeeding mothers and mothers-to-be interested in breastfeeding are welcome to come to our meetings or call one of our Leaders for breastfeeding help or information. Babies are always welcome at our meetings!

+ free

+ no pre-registration required, just show up!

+ facilitator: la leche league leader

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Aug
6
6:30 PM18:30

Birth Sharing Circle

Come together and share, listen, laugh, cry and heal. It is never to late to tell your story. Meet us once a month for this free support group. We will come together to celebrate birth, transform and heal in a safe and supportive environment.

+ free

+ no pre-registration required, just show up!

+ first Tuesday of every month

+ facilitators: Terri Simmons and Carol Poorman-Shih

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Aug
9
11:00 AM11:00

Shake Rattle Roll: Walkers

Infant and toddler motor development will be assessed by a Physical Therapist. In this class, parents have the liberty to ask any questions or concerns about why their baby does (or does not) move in certain ways. As a group, parents will position their babies in a variety of ways to see how their child responds with movement. Activities will be modified for each child based upon age or skill level. Parents or caregivers will come away with a clear understanding of commonly asked questions regarding infant and toddler development.

+ $15 per child

+ Pre-registration required

+ Onward Mama scholarship available. Please call or inquire within for more details.

+ Facilitator: Dr. Kindra Scott

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Aug
21
6:00 PM18:00

Essential Oils 101 + Lavender Bath Salts Make + Take

Come learn everything oils! We will be discussing the benefits of 11 of the most common oils, how to apply them, where to apply and have time to answer all your questions! You will learn how to start an oily journey toward a healthier lifestyle and how to replace products in your home full of toxins/chemicals with all natural essential oils! Everyone will also make their own jar of lavender bath salts to take home with them! Bath salts are such an easy way to integrate oils into your daily routine to help detox, destress, relax and unwind!

+ $15

+ pre-register or just drop-in!

+ Instructor: katelyn mckinley

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Sep
13
11:00 AM11:00

Shake Rattle Roll: non-walkers

Infant and toddler motor development will be assessed by a Physical Therapist. In this class, parents have the liberty to ask any questions or concerns about why their baby does (or does not) move in certain ways. As a group, parents will position their babies in a variety of ways to see how their child responds with movement. Activities will be modified for each child based upon age or skill level. Parents or caregivers will come away with a clear understanding of commonly asked questions regarding infant and toddler development.

+ $15 per child

+ Pre-registration required

+ Onward Mama scholarship available. Please call or inquire within for more details.

+ Facilitator: Dr. Kindra Scott

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Sep
17
6:00 PM18:00

Infant Nutrition and Solid Food Introduction

This workshop is ideal for parents with a child two months to one year of age. Class topics include the basics of childhood nutrition and covers the introduction of solid foods to the breastfed and/or formula fed infant. Topics covered include water intake, iron, and vitamin D in the exclusively breastfed baby as well as the "cereal myth" and signs of readiness for solid foods. A food introduction timeline is discussed including the foods with which to begin and how to know the baby is getting enough. Common food-related concerns and food allergies - how to avoid them and how to detect allergic reactions - are discussed. The classalso includes basic instruction and tips on making baby food at home and suggests books and websites for more information. Meeting the child's nutritional needs while adhering to alternative diets including that of the vegan and vegetarian are also covered. Time is allowed for questions and handouts are provided for families to take home.

+ $40 per family

+ pre-registration required

+ instructor: brittany mccollum

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Sep
18
6:00 PM18:00

Essential Oils 101 + Seasonal Support Make + Take

Come learn everything oils! We will be discussing the benefits of 11 of the most common oils, how to apply them, where to apply and have time to answer all your questions! You will learn how to start an oily journey toward a healthier lifestyle and how to replace products in your home full of toxins/chemicals with all natural essential oils! Let's say goodbye to germs during this flu and cold season with essential oils! We will be discussing how to use essential oils to support a healthy immune system. After discussion of OILS + a healthy immune system we will be making a roller bottle for you and your fam to use daily to help protect from those pesky germs!

+ $15

+ pre-register or just drop in!

+ instructor: katelyn mckinley

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Sep
20
11:00 AM11:00

Shake Rattle Roll: Walkers

Infant and toddler motor development will be assessed by a Physical Therapist. In this class, parents have the liberty to ask any questions or concerns about why their baby does (or does not) move in certain ways. As a group, parents will position their babies in a variety of ways to see how their child responds with movement. Activities will be modified for each child based upon age or skill level. Parents or caregivers will come away with a clear understanding of commonly asked questions regarding infant and toddler development.

+ $15 per child

+ Pre-registration required

+ Onward Mama scholarship available. Please call or inquire within for more details.

+ Facilitator: Dr. Kindra Scott

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Sep
23
6:00 PM18:00

Back to Work after Having Baby

Are you getting ready to go back to work after having a baby and worry about the changes that this is going to bring to your personal and family life? Or did you recently go back to to work and find yourself struggling with the changes that you are facing? 

Come learn a successful way to deal with this transition phase in your life! You will discover a new approach that will guide you step by step in how to choose what to change as well as how to change it. You will be able to ask questions and learn from the questions and experience of other participants that are you in your same situation. 

+ $25 per person

+ pre-registration required

+ facilitator: Stefania Baita

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Sep
25
6:00 PM18:00

The Journey: A VBAC Prep Workshop

This workshop is meant to give pregnant people and their partners/support persons the tools they need to begin the process of considering / planning a VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean). We will:

- Explore the risks and benefits of vbac and repeat cesarean - including debunking myths surrounding uterine rupture, the potential risk most commonly used as a scare tactic to deter birthing people from considering VBAC

- Discuss how to choose providers: questions to ask; the difference between VBAC tolerant & VBAC supportive

- Discuss “gentle cesareans” - what they are and how to advocate / plan for one with a provider if a repeat cesarean is truly necessary.

- Explore ways to prepare mentally, spiritually and physically for a VBAC or repeat cesarean

- Process prior birth experiences and explore ways to transmute any negativity surrounding those experiences into positive healing energy and power for the upcoming birth

All participants will be given resource folders and journals to record and reflect on their experiences. Light refreshments will also be provided

+ $35 (includes birthing person and birth partner/support person)

+ Pre-registration required, a minimum of 5 participants needed to run workshop.

+ Scholarships available for Onward Mama members. Call or inquire within.

+ Facilitator: Iris Kimbrough

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Oct
8
6:00 PM18:00

Infant Care Basics

This workshop is ideal for expecting parents.  Class topics include what to expect in your baby in the first few hours and days after birth, the physical and emotional postpartum period, signs of illness and knowing when to call the pediatrician, the basics of diapering, umbilical cord care, care for the circumcised and intact penis, and bathing.  Tips and suggestions for soothing a fussy baby are discussed as well including touch, massage, and swaddling.  The class also covers choosing safe bath and body products for your child and safe co-sleeping.  Time is allowed for questions and handouts are provided to take home.

+ $40 per couple

+ pre-registration required

+ Instructor: Brittany McCollum

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Oct
15
6:00 PM18:00

Prenatal Breastfeeding and Chestfeeding 101

"Breastfeeding 101," a comprehensive two hour workshop, covers the basics of milk production, how to know that your baby is getting enough, proper positioning and latch for successful nursing, possible complications and their resolutions, common breastfeeding misconceptions, and information on storing and expressing milk.  Individual concerns are also addressed and techniques and tips to ease the nursing relationship are shared.

+ $40 per couple

+ pre-registration required

+ instructor: Brittany McCollum

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Nov
11
6:00 PM18:00

Time Management for Busy Parents

Do you find yourself running against time all the time, and constantly second-guessing your work-life balance choices? Then this class if for you!

During this workshop, you will learn a different way to approach your relationship with time, discover simple techniques to improve it, and you will be encouraged to take specific action steps that will have an immediate impact on your daily life.  

+ $25 per person

+ pre-registration required

+ facilitator: Stefania Baita

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Jan
31
1:00 PM13:00

Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Support Group

Real talk: being a new mom can be really difficult. Sometimes your emotional health takes a major hit from the hormonal changes, sleep deprivation and major transition that occurs during the 4th trimester. This group is for new moms who are struggling with feelings of sadness, anxiety, and intrusive and scary thoughts that you may feel like you can't share with anyone. Come share about what has been hard for you during your time as a new mom and learn how to improve postpartum depression or anxiety symptoms you are experiencing. This group is led by a licensed clinical social worker who is trained in helping parents with postpartum mood and anxiety disorders.

+ free

+ no pre-registration required, just show up!

+ facilitator: Julia Rolf

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May
12
6:00 PM18:00

Labor Skills + Preparation (3 week series)

In this 3 week childbirth education series, you will have the opportunity to practice useful skills in preparation for labor, as well as receive unbiased information about the benefits and risks of, and alternatives to the many options you may have along the way. Information will be presented in various formats, and there will be opportunities to move, explore, interact, and engage with the material so that you do not spend the entire time sitting and listening. All those who attend this workshop, expecting parents and support team alike, will be encouraged to accept responsibility and take an active role in birth.

Personal and cultural belief systems about pain will be identified, as will personal belief systems and attitudes about birth, in order to reframe those that are not conducive to positive birthing.

Common comfort measures for birth will also be addressed, as will the importance of doulas, labor companions, choosing a birth place that feels safe and a birth team that is supportive and understanding.
You will learn practical tools to support your physical and emotional comfort throughout labor (such as positioning, movement, breath, hands-on support from a birth partner, etc).

There will be time to reflect on and discuss how you feel and act in times of discomfort so that you can explore the comfort measures that may work best for you. You will learn how to use each of these tools as a means to ease both body and mind. We will also discuss how these simple comfort measures can contribute to the progression of your labor, and minimize the amount of time you may spend in pain and overwhelm. We will also discuss how particular comfort measures may or may not fit into your intended labor and birth plan.

Learn about the differences between receiving care through an OB, versus a midwife; hospital birth, versus birth center, versus homebirth; the stages of labor, and common interventions at each stage.

This workshop has been designed to be truly inclusive of all of those expecting a new baby whether single, in a partnership, LGBT+, planning a medicated or unmediated labor, experiencing a traditional or non-traditional pregnancy, surrogacy, or planned adoption. Your partner, your friend/family member who may be supporting your labor, or your doula is welcome and encouraged to join you for this learning experience.This series is intended to be a supplement to other childbirth education courses you may be taking at your hospital or birth center – while some of the information may overlap, much of it will be different and presented in a new way.

+ $220 for 3 week series (Tuesdays - May 14th, 21st, 28th)

+ cost per pregnant person, each of whom is welcome to bring up to two birth partners with them each session

+ pre-registration required

+ instructor: Jenna Brown

 

 

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Jun
19
1:00 PM13:00

Postpartum Mental Health Support Group

real talk: being a new mom can be really difficult. sometimes your emotional health takes a major hit from the hormonal changes, sleep deprivation and major transition that occurs during the 4th trimester. all new parents struggle with the shift to parenthood, but most don't feel like that have a space to talk about it. the goal of this group is to create a safe space to process the changes, how they have affected your mental health, and to provide you with coping skills and strategies for how to manage the transition. this group is led by a licensed clinical social worker who is trained in helping parents with postpartum mood and anxiety disorders.

+ free

+ no pre-registration required, just show up!

+ facilitator: julia rolf

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Jun
18
6:30 PM18:30

Potty Training 101 with Miss Catherine

This workshop will help you learn the simple tools and steps to start Potty Training with your little one. How do you know WHEN, HOW and WHAT to do when Potty Training your toddler. Join us in this workshop to learn the simple basics and some helpful tips to successfully Potty Train!

+ $15 per person

+ pre-registration required

+ instructor: catherine lessman

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Jun
18
1:00 PM13:00

New Parent Support Group

Becoming a parent is life changing. It can feel blissful, terrifying, easy, hard, rewarding, and challenging all at the same time. So much has changed, there’s so many questions, so many emotions, let’s talk about it! Our new parent support groups are facilitated by trained doulas who help guide the transition into the new role of parenthood. Here we share our stories, ask hard questions, reminisce about the joys, and maybe (probably) cry a little. Find your tribe with us, all are welcome.

+ $5 suggested donation

+ no pre-registration required, just show up!

+ facilitator: tegan bernstein

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Jun
14
5:30 PM17:30

FREE Indie Birth Workshop

In this workshop we will dive deep into what birth REALLY looks like and how it really works. Indie Birth's birth education resources have been hugely popular in the online natural birth community but we want to make this information more accessible, and so we have started doing these shorter free immersions to make the most crucial information as accessible to as many people as possible.
This will be a multi-media, experiential learning event. My hope is that you will leave feeling fully immersed in what birth really looks like and feels like when we understand and respect the process. I also hope that you will leave with a stronger sense of what you want for your own birth (if you are planning one) and how you are going to get what you want and need for you and your baby.

+ free

+ no pre-registration required, just show up and bring a friend or two!

+ everyone who is interested is welcome - you do NOT need to be pregnant or planning to become pregnant to attend. I love when we have people of all ages, sexes, genders and backgrounds attend! 

+ nursing babies and children welcome if you feel like you'll still be able to focus. 

+ instructor: Jenna Brown

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Jun
11
1:00 PM13:00

New Parent Support Group

Becoming a parent is life changing. It can feel blissful, terrifying, easy, hard, rewarding, and challenging all at the same time. So much has changed, there’s so many questions, so many emotions, let’s talk about it! Our new parent support groups are facilitated by trained doulas who help guide the transition into the new role of parenthood. Here we share our stories, ask hard questions, reminisce about the joys, and maybe (probably) cry a little. Find your tribe with us, all are welcome.

+ $5 suggested donation

+ no pre-registration required, just show up!

+ facilitator: Jenna Brown

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Jun
7
1:00 PM13:00

La Leche League Breastfeeding Support Group

Join us every first Friday for a free breastfeeding support group run by a trained and experienced La Leche League leader. The La Leche League's mission is to help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.  All breastfeeding mothers and mothers-to-be interested in breastfeeding are welcome to come to our meetings or call one of our Leaders for breastfeeding help or information. Babies are always welcome at our meetings!

+ free

+ no pre-registration required, just show up!

+ facilitator: la leche league leader

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Jun
6
1:00 PM13:00

Breastfeeding Support Group

Choosing to breastfeed provides so many benefits for you and your baby, but it doesn't always come easy. Come find connection, support, and education on your breastfeeding journey. Facilitated by a international board certified lactation consultant who can help answer your questions and provide tips for success!

+ $10 

+ no pre-registration, just show up!

+ note: this support group is held every other Thursday

+ expectant parents through all stages of breastfeeding, and of course babies, welcome!

+ facilitator: katie katz

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Jun
5
10:00 AM10:00

Not A Peep Sleep Workshop

Calling all expecting and tired parents! Are you rocking baby to sleep for hours to put her to sleep? Is your kid waking up in the middle of the night? Are naps non existent? Do you want to learn how to put baby in the right path to good sleep from day one? This class is for you! During this 1.5 hours workshop, sleep expert Maria Lopez will teach you about the science of children’s sleep, why problems occur, how to prevent them and how to troubleshoot your current issues. Topics include: Children’s sleep Sleep props and how to prevent and stop them Ideal routines for each age Common sleep problems: Regressions, night wakings, and short naps. Helpful sleep hacks This class is good for children of all ages. Bring all your questions!

+ $15

+ space is limited, we suggest you pre-register for this event

+ drop-ins welcome as long as workshop does not fill up

+ scholarships available for our Onward Mama Members (call or inquire within)

+ instructor: Maria Lopez

 

 

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Jun
4
6:30 PM18:30

Birth Sharing Circle

Come together and share, listen, laugh, cry and heal. It is never too late to tell your story. Meet us once a month for this free support group. We will come together to celebrate birth, transform and heal in a safe and supportive environment.

+ free

+ no pre-registration required, just show up!

+ first Tuesday of every month

+ facilitators: Terri Simmons and Carol Poorman-Shih

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Jun
4
1:00 PM13:00

New Parent Support Group

Becoming a parent is life changing. It can feel blissful, terrifying, easy, hard, rewarding, and challenging all at the same time. So much has changed, there’s so many questions, so many emotions, let’s talk about it! Our new parent support groups are facilitated by trained doulas who help guide the transition into the new role of parenthood. Here we share our stories, ask hard questions, reminisce about the joys, and maybe (probably) cry a little. Find your tribe with us, all are welcome.

+ $5 suggested donation

+ no pre-registration required, just show up!

+ facilitator: tegan bernstein

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May
29
10:00 AM10:00

Health Chat with Fairmount Pediatrics

Join us for a monthly chat on hot topic health issues that new parents often have many questions about. We will start with an informal presentation on the monthly topic and then open up for a group discussion regarding the issue. Some topics may include: pediatric fever, fussiness in a new baby, baby bowel movements, and introducing solid foods.


This Month: Fusiness: Why is my baby crying?!?

Having trouble figuring out why your little one is crying-Is it gas? Is it constipation? Is it pain? Is it colic? Come learn how to figure out why your baby is upset and techniques on how to calm them and reduce fussiness.

+ Free

+ No pre-registration required, just drop-in!

+ Babies welcome

+ Facilitator: Kristen Smith, PA-C

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May
28
6:00 PM18:00

Infant Nutrition and Solid Food Introduction

This workshop is ideal for parents with a child two months to one year of age. Class topics include the basics of childhood nutrition and covers the introduction of solid foods to the breastfed and/or formula fed infant. Topics covered include water intake, iron, and vitamin D in the exclusively breastfed baby as well as the "cereal myth" and signs of readiness for solid foods. A food introduction timeline is discussed including the foods with which to begin and how to know the baby is getting enough. Common food-related concerns and food allergies - how to avoid them and how to detect allergic reactions - are discussed. The classalso includes basic instruction and tips on making baby food at home and suggests books and websites for more information. Meeting the child's nutritional needs while adhering to alternative diets including that of the vegan and vegetarian are also covered. Time is allowed for questions and handouts are provided for families to take home.

+ $40 per family

+ pre-registration required

+ instructor: brittany mccollum

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May
28
1:00 PM13:00

New Parent Support Group

Becoming a parent is life changing. It can feel blissful, terrifying, easy, hard, rewarding, and challenging all at the same time. So much has changed, there’s so many questions, so many emotions, let’s talk about it! Our new parent support groups are facilitated by trained doulas who help guide the transition into the new role of parenthood. Here we share our stories, ask hard questions, reminisce about the joys, and maybe (probably) cry a little. Find your tribe with us, all are welcome.

+ $5 suggested donation

+ no pre-registration required, just show up!

+ note: this support group is held every other Tuesday

+ facilitator: Jenna Brown

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May
23
1:00 PM13:00

Breastfeeding Support Group

Choosing to breastfeed provides so many benefits for you and your baby, but it doesn't always come easy. Come find connection, support, and education on your breastfeeding journey. Facilitated by a international board certified lactation consultant who can help answer your questions and provide tips for success!

+ $10 

+ no pre-registration, just show up!

+ note: this support group is held every other Thursday

+ expectant parents through all stages of breastfeeding, and of course babies, welcome!

+ facilitator: katie katz

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May
23
11:30 AM11:30

Postpartum Strength Series (4 week series)

With a focus on core strength and a conditioned pelvic floor, this series is appropriate for any postpartum person whether your child is 8 weeks or 8 years! Using functional movement and BirthFit!™ techniques, participants will learn how to find their neutral pelvis (essential for pelvic floor “strength”) and a progression of mat and standing exercises that will bring stability and confidence to your core. While not a traditional Mommy & Me class, you are welcome to bring your non-crawling infant.

+ $55 for 4 week series (Thursdays - May 23rd, May 30th, June 6th, and June 13th)

+ pre-register or drop-in!

+ please have a doctor’s clearance to start normal physical activity; instructor is happy to provide more detail on instruction if helpful for clearance.

+ scholarship available for our Onward Mama members. Call or inquire within.

+ instructor: Tegan Bernstein

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May
22
10:00 AM10:00

Developmental Playtime

The AAP says to place our babies on their backs to sleep. Many gadgets we place our babies in have them lying on their backs as well. (Think car seats, baby swings, cribs.) Lying on their backs for too long can lead to head shape concerns and even development issues.
Did you know babies need to be on their tummies for at least 6 hours a day to build their core strength and help them reach important milestones such as crawling and walking? You may have read about TummyTime and want to do it, but your baby doesn’t like it. In class, you and your baby will learn ways to enjoy TummyTime.

Infant massage and TummyTime can also:
- Improve sleep (sleep is as important as food)
- Enhance GI function (baby fussy, gassy, colicky?)
- Promote optimal head shape (love the rounded look, to match the cheeks!)
- Facilitate physiologic brain development (big word meaning that your baby’s brain grows the way it should.)
- Breastfeed more easily (yay!)
- Develop core strength and optimize physical development (Your baby’s body will be more balanced and symmetrical.)
- Build trust and safety (and fun too.)
- Have fun and help your baby develop strength & reach those milestones.

+ $25/$45 per couple

+ best for babies 0-6 months

+ pre-registration required

+ scholarship available for our Onward Mama Members (call or inquire within)

+ instructor: Nikki Lee

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May
14
1:00 PM13:00

New Parent Support Group

Becoming a parent is life changing. It can feel blissful, terrifying, easy, hard, rewarding, and challenging all at the same time. So much has changed, there’s so many questions, so many emotions, let’s talk about it! Our new parent support groups are facilitated by trained doulas who help guide the transition into the new role of parenthood. Here we share our stories, ask hard questions, reminisce about the joys, and maybe (probably) cry a little. Find your tribe with us, all are welcome.

+ $5 suggested donation

+ no pre-registration required, just show up!

+ note: this support group is held every other Tuesday

+ facilitator: Jenna Brown

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May
9
1:00 PM13:00

Breastfeeding Support Group

Choosing to breastfeed provides so many benefits for you and your baby, but it doesn't always come easy. Come find connection, support, and education on your breastfeeding journey. Facilitated by a international board certified lactation consultant who can help answer your questions and provide tips for success!

+ $10 

+ no pre-registration, just show up!

+ note: this support group is held every other Thursday

+ expectant parents through all stages of breastfeeding, and of course babies, welcome!

+ facilitator: katie katz

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May
7
6:30 PM18:30

Birth Sharing Circle

Come together and share, listen, laugh, cry and heal. It is never to late to tell your story. Meet us once a month for this free support group. We will come together to celebrate birth, transform and heal in a safe and supportive environment.

+ free

+ no pre-registration required, just show up!

+ first Tuesday of every month

+ facilitators: Terri Simmons and Carol Poorman-Shih

View Event →
May
3
1:00 PM13:00

La Leche League Breastfeeding Support Group

Join us every first Friday for a free breastfeeding support group run by a trained and experienced La Leche League leader. The La Leche League's mission is to help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.  All breastfeeding mothers and mothers-to-be interested in breastfeeding are welcome to come to our meetings or call one of our Leaders for breastfeeding help or information. Babies are always welcome at our meetings!

+ free

+ no pre-registration required, just show up!

+ facilitator: la leche league leader

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May
1
10:00 AM10:00

Not A Peep Sleep Workshop: Babies

Help! My Baby Won’t Sleep! Class. Expecting a baby? Have a baby up to three months old? Learn how to soothe your baby’s crying and improve her sleep! Join Maria Lopez, Pediatric Sleep Specialist and founder of Not A Peep to learn the necessary tools to calm a crying baby and teach healthy sleeping habits. Long periods of crying and sleep deprivation are associated with depression, difficulty breastfeeding, and stress in relationships. Babies welcome! Topics discussed: - The fourth trimester - Colic - How to calm your baby down in 5 easy steps - How does infant sleep work - 7 steps to improve your baby’s sleep.

+ $15

+ space is limited, we suggest you pre-register for this event

+ drop-ins welcome as long as workshop does not fill up

+ scholarships available for our Onward Mama Members (call or inquire within)

+ instructor: Maria Lopez

 

 

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Apr
30
1:00 PM13:00

New Parent Support Group

Becoming a parent is life changing. It can feel blissful, terrifying, easy, hard, rewarding, and challenging all at the same time. So much has changed, there’s so many questions, so many emotions, let’s talk about it! Our new parent support groups are facilitated by trained doulas who help guide the transition into the new role of parenthood. Here we share our stories, ask hard questions, reminisce about the joys, and maybe (probably) cry a little. Find your tribe with us, all are welcome.

+ $5 suggested donation

+ no pre-registration required, just show up!

+ note: this support group is held every other Tuesday

+ facilitator: Jenna Brown

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Apr
25
1:00 PM13:00

Breastfeeding Support Group

Choosing to breastfeed provides so many benefits for you and your baby, but it doesn't always come easy. Come find connection, support, and education on your breastfeeding journey. Facilitated by a international board certified lactation consultant who can help answer your questions and provide tips for success!

+ $10 

+ no pre-registration, just show up!

+ note: this support group is held every other Thursday

+ expectant parents through all stages of breastfeeding, and of course babies, welcome!

+ facilitator: katie katz

View Event →
Apr
24
10:00 AM10:00

Health Chat with Fairmount Pediatrics

Join us for a monthly chat on hot topic health issues that new parents often have many questions about. We will start with an informal presentation on the monthly topic and then open up for a group discussion regarding the issue. Some topics may include: pediatric fever, fussiness in a new baby, baby bowel movements, and introducing solid foods.


This Month: Fevers

One of the scariest things about being a new parent is the first time your little one gets a fever. Come join us to discuss: Why do we get fevers? When are fevers dangerous? How should you treat a fever? What should we treat with - Tylenol or Motrin? When do we need to seek medical attention? Do you need to worry about febrile seizures? 

+ Free

+ No pre-registration required, just drop-in!

+ Babies welcome

+ Facilitator: Kristen Smith, PA-C

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Apr
16
1:00 PM13:00

New Parent Support Group

Becoming a parent is life changing. It can feel blissful, terrifying, easy, hard, rewarding, and challenging all at the same time. So much has changed, there’s so many questions, so many emotions, let’s talk about it! Our new parent support groups are facilitated by trained doulas who help guide the transition into the new role of parenthood. Here we share our stories, ask hard questions, reminisce about the joys, and maybe (probably) cry a little. Find your tribe with us, all are welcome.

+ $5 suggested donation

+ no pre-registration required, just show up!

+ note: this support group is held every other Tuesday

+ facilitator: Jenna Brown

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Apr
11
1:00 PM13:00

Breastfeeding Support Group

Choosing to breastfeed provides so many benefits for you and your baby, but it doesn't always come easy. Come find connection, support, and education on your breastfeeding journey. Facilitated by a international board certified lactation consultant who can help answer your questions and provide tips for success!

+ $10 

+ no pre-registration, just show up!

+ note: this support group is held every other Thursday

+ expectant parents through all stages of breastfeeding, and of course babies, welcome!

+ facilitator: katie katz

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Apr
10
6:00 PM18:00

Prenatal Breastfeeding and Chestfeeding 101

"Breastfeeding 101," a comprehensive two hour workshop, covers the basics of milk production, how to know that your baby is getting enough, proper positioning and latch for successful nursing, possible complications and their resolutions, common breastfeeding misconceptions, and information on storing and expressing milk.  Individual concerns are also addressed and techniques and tips to ease the nursing relationship are shared.

+ $35 per couple

+ pre-registration required

+ instructor: Brittany McCollum

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Apr
3
6:00 PM18:00

Developmental Playtime

The AAP says to place our babies on their backs to sleep. Many gadgets we place our babies in have them lying on their backs as well. (Think car seats, baby swings, cribs.) Lying on their backs for too long can lead to head shape concerns and even development issues.
Did you know babies need to be on their tummies for at least 6 hours a day to build their core strength and help them reach important milestones such as crawling and walking? You may have read about TummyTime and want to do it, but your baby doesn’t like it. In class, you and your baby will learn ways to enjoy TummyTime.

Infant massage and TummyTime can also:
- Improve sleep (sleep is as important as food)
- Enhance GI function (baby fussy, gassy, colicky?)
- Promote optimal head shape (love the rounded look, to match the cheeks!)
- Facilitate physiologic brain development (big word meaning that your baby’s brain grows the way it should.)
- Breastfeed more easily (yay!)
- Develop core strength and optimize physical development (Your baby’s body will be more balanced and symmetrical.)
- Build trust and safety (and fun too.)
- Have fun and help your baby develop strength & reach those milestones.

+ $25/$45 per couple

+ best for babies 0-6 months

+ pre-registration required

+ scholarship available for our Onward Mama Members (call or inquire within)

+ instructor: Nikki Lee

View Event →
Apr
3
10:00 AM10:00

Not A Peep Sleep Workshop

Calling all expecting and tired parents! Are you rocking baby to sleep for hours to put her to sleep? Is your kid waking up in the middle of the night? Are naps non existent? Do you want to learn how to put baby in the right path to good sleep from day one? This class is for you! During this 1.5 hours workshop, sleep expert Maria Lopez will teach you about the science of children’s sleep, why problems occur, how to prevent them and how to troubleshoot your current issues. Topics include: Children’s sleep Sleep props and how to prevent and stop them Ideal routines for each age Common sleep problems: Regressions, night wakings, and short naps. Helpful sleep hacks This class is good for children of all ages. Bring all your questions!

+ $15

+ space is limited, we suggest you pre-register for this event

+ drop-ins welcome as long as workshop does not fill up

+ scholarships available for our Onward Mama Members (call or inquire within)

+ Instructor: Maria Lopez

 

 

View Event →
Apr
2
1:00 PM13:00

New Parent Support Group

Becoming a parent is life changing. It can feel blissful, terrifying, easy, hard, rewarding, and challenging all at the same time. So much has changed, there’s so many questions, so many emotions, let’s talk about it! Our new parent support groups are facilitated by trained doulas who help guide the transition into the new role of parenthood. Here we share our stories, ask hard questions, reminisce about the joys, and maybe (probably) cry a little. Find your tribe with us, all are welcome.

+ $5 suggested donation

+ no pre-registration required, just show up!

+ note: this support group is held every other Tuesday

+ facilitator: Jenna Brown

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