A Meet Up Group for New and Expecting Moms
While there are quite a few groups for moms and babies, they are mostly geared towards the needs of the kids, which is great, but there is seldom space in that to discuss the emotional and social needs of moms. Expecting moms usually say they are not sure what to expect once baby is born, and seem to be at the receiving end of a wide variety of confusing and contradictory information about pregnancy, birth, baby care and parenting. New moms tend to struggle with knowing if they are “doing it right” and feel anxious if they think they are not. Btw, there is no right way 😉 Moms of young children often say they are dealing with social isolation, overwhelm, mom guilt, stress and lack of self-care and acknowledgement.
Having a supportive group can make a huge difference
Our moms group, Nest Nights, will be focused on dealing with common issues that pregnant and new moms are facing in a supportive and solution-oriented way. The group will be facilitated by doulas who are also moms.
The first one starts Monday July 31st, 2017 at 6pm in the Haven Midwifery Office in Cloverdale, Surrey. So if you are in the Surrey or Langley area and are expecting, or have had a baby in the last few months, RSVP me, Kaurina, at 604 809 3288.
So far, there has been a lot of interest, so we are planning to start a morning group in August for the moms who can’t make it in the evening. Another group will start in September for moms with kids who are toddlers or older. This will be held at the YMCA in Surrey and will have space for kids to move around and play.
If this is something you are interested in, even if you can’t make the first date of July 31st, give me a call and I’ll put you on the contact list, once more dates are scheduled.