Maternal mental health

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Maternal Mental Health

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Facts

A startling 80% of new mothers experience the “baby blues” characterized by fluctuating moods and crying episodes resolving within 2 weeks. Many moms report being anxious or depressed prior to delivery, further compounding their mental health issues during the postpartum period. A reported 20% will experience a more profound depression and anxiety which may interfere with daily functioning. Urban Baby Beginnings uses a village approach to address common issues surrounding maternal mental health. If you are pregnant or postpartum with a child under the age of one, we welcome you with open arms!

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Sister to Sister Postpartum Support Group

1 in 3 women will experience some form of postpartum stress. Urban Baby Beginnings pregnancy and postpartum support groups are for moms who may be feeling anxious, depressed, overwhelmed, or simply wish to be around other moms.

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Origin Mothering Circle
 

Origin is the coming together of moms and babies on a frequent basis. Each gathering is an opportunity where you can feel safe and supported in each others confidentiality and listening. A place for connection and growth.

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Milky Way Cafe®

Breastfeeding is the number one feeding choice for infants worldwide. This support group will increase your breastfeeding confidence and provide information, tips, and techniques to help you continue on your breastfeeding journey. Led by a local IBCLC, the group will convene with donation based consultations for those who may need a little extra help.

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Sister to Sister Postpartum Support Group

1 in 3 women will experience form of postpartum stress. Urban Baby Beginnings pregnancy and postpartum support groups are for moms who may be feeling anxious, depressed, overwhelmed, or simply wish to be around other moms.

Learn More

Origin Mothering Circle

Origin is the coming together of moms and babies on a frequent basis. Each gathering is an opportunity where you can feel safe and supported in each others confidentiality and listening. A place for connection and growth.

Learn More

 

Milky Way Cafe®

Breastfeeding is the number one feeding choice for infants worldwide. This support group will increase your breastfeeding confidence and provide information, tips, and techniques to help you continue on your breastfeeding journey. Led by a local IBCLC, the group will convene with donation based consultations for those who may need a little extra help.

Learn More

Milky Way Cafe®

Support

The Milky Way Cafe® model welcomes any individual who wishes to breastfeed or support someone who is breastfeeding. Mothers, fathers, grandmothers, cousins, aunts, godparents and anyone in the birthing individual’s village should attend.

Empowerment

The Cafe celebrates all individuals through their successes and challenges. There are no failures in breastfeeding, only failures in the system to provide the support needed for breastfeeding mothers and their families.

Consultants

The Milky Way Cafe® provides community support through the use of peer counselors, certified lactation counselors, and international board certified lactation consultants. Support groups are always followed with consultations FREE of charge to attending members *space limited*. Book Now

Sister to Sister Postpartum Support Group

Groups are focused on providing support, tools, and information to conquer and get beyond postpartum hurdles. Support groups will focus on various topics including keeping mom and baby healthy, parenting on a budget, breastfeeding support, and relaxation.

Peer Based Support

Peer support has been shown to reduce anxiety and depression by creating a non-judgmental, confidential atmosphere for women to share their common questions, concerns and difficulties.

What to Expect

Sister to Sister peer-based support groups provide answers and guidance to mood disorders occurring during and after pregnancy. Our groups meet monthly to bi-monthly in a comfortable setting. Referrals to clinical based mental health programs are available.

Resource: https://www.postpartumva.org

Origin Mothering Circle

A place where a woman can share about her child but also about her personal journey too. Topics are set and discussed each week including sleep, self-care, relationship changes and more. Each gathering is an opportunity to feel safe and supported in each others confidentiality and listening.

Centering Approach

Moms who attend our Origin Mothering Group report feeling as if they have an extended family where they can share their successes and challenges in motherhood. “Centering research indicates dramatic improvements in maternal child health outcomes, enhancing the field’s goals for cost savings and better health.” Origin is an extension of this model, creating space for women of color to gather in a safe space with friends.

I’m Interested

Origin meets monthly at our maternal hub located in Richmond, Va. New locations will be coming soon. Please register your attendance as space is limited.

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