First Time Mothers Group

Description:

Join other new moms and babies in an opportunity for support and connection!

Groups of 6 – 12 moms and babies meet twice a week for six weeks. Once a week for a discussion based session with me and once a week for an activity or outing. We plan these outing each week to allow you to gain experience in getting out and about with your little ones and to help strengthen the social connections moms are making. There are many wonderful things for moms and babies to do locally that are fun to explore.

Groups continue to meet on their own after the initial six sessions for as long as there is interest. Groups stay together for years after they begin, offering a long term resource for support.

Groups meet at the offices of East Bay Lactation Associates in North Oakland. At 5730 Market Street at Adeline. There is both on site and street parking available. This is an easily accessible and convenient location from all over the East Bay.

The meeting space is comfortable with seating on sofas and chairs, a changing table, nursing pillows, microwave, fridge and restrooms. I will provide a snack and water at each session. You are welcome to bring something more substantial with you if you would like. There are stairs to the meeting space so strollers do not work in this space.

 

 

Fee: $200
Topics Include:
  • Sharing your birth or adoption story
  • The story of your baby’s name
  • Sleep
  • Feeding challenges
  • Physical recovery & intimacy
  • Relationships
  • Sharing parenting responsibilities
  • Returning to work – or not
  • Finding childcare
  • Getting a break
  • Exercise and taking care of your body while being a busy mom
  • Planning for future meetings for your group before the sessions end

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Second Time Mothers Group

Description:

Expanding your family is an amazing adventure! More love and  and excitement but more challenges as well!
Join other moms who have recently had their second or third baby in an opportunity for support and connection. In these sessions we will discuss challenges with the new baby, but also the adjustment of your older child/ren.

This group is intended for moms whose new baby is between 0-6 months. Most babies are 2 – 16 weeks when we begin.

Groups are made up of 6 – 12 moms and babies. We meet with the new babies, but without the older children. It is too challenging to try and talk and take care of more than one and we talk a fair amount about the older child/ren’s adjustment – and we don’t want them to hear!

Moms meet once a week for a facilitated session and once a week for an activity or outing. Groups continue to meet on their own after the first six weeks, for as long as there is interest and many stay together for years!

Groups meet at the offices of East Bay Lactation Associates at 5730 Market Street at Adeline in North Oakland. Parking is available on site and on street.

Fee: $200

Topics Include:

  • Sibling and family adjustment!
  • Living with less personal space & time
  • The change in your relationship with your older child
  • Behavioral changes/challenges in your older child
  • Managing sleep for everybody
  • Balancing baby’s needs with family’s needs
  • Returning to work or not
  • Getting a break
  • Relationships
  • Taking care of yourself: exercise, physical recovery, and intimacy,

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