Bring your newborn to a baby-friendly environment and get help on all the topics of concern to new moms: feeding, sleep, soothing, vaccinations and pediatric visits, postpartum adjustment, emotions, returning to work, and more. You won’t find a more welcoming place for help and encouragement than the New Mama Class. The perfect way to spend maternity leave!
The New Mama Class supports all new mothers. Whether you’re breastfeeding or bottle feeding, parenting solo, partnered or married, adoptive or biological, have one baby or twins, you are welcome here. Being part of a range of experiences shows us how many right ways there are to be a family. You’ll leave this class with confidence and friends for life.
Our teachers are all Registered Nurses, Board Certified Lactation Consultants, or both.
Sign up to start your 6-week session when your baby will be 1-8 weeks old.
This is a 6 week psychotherapy group helping moms process through the complex identity of motherhood. We will address 5 common themes: the loss of who we use to be, the loss of this not being what I expected, the transformation of our relationship with our partner, the transformation of our relationship with our own mother, and coping skills to navigate the stressors. Cost is $40 per session. Insurance is accepted.
If you are an expectant mom or brand new mom, join us for a bi-weekly meetup. We will share our fears, joys, questions and advice as we navigate the world of new mommyhood. Babies welcome through 12 months. Participation is a free will donation onsite, and/or a donation of diapers, formula, or maternity clothes for the needy.
In collaboration with Woodwinds Hospital, ECFE is offering on going classes for new parents and their infants. Join the group at any time. No Fee. Birth to 3 months - Tuesdays from 4pm-5pm. And 3 months to 6 months - Tuesdays from 2:00-3:00pm
Have you done all the reading and classes to prepare yourself for birth, but are still feeling anxious, uncertain or overwhelmed with the emotional impact of it all?
Or maybe you have a sense you are in need of some additional focus on your emotional well being but reading and pinteresting alone just aren't cutting it.
Then this group is for you! We will spent an evening together taking a closer look at how and why emotions are impacted during pregnancy and the postpartum period, engaging in self reflection, and then will go hands on creating a "toolbox" you can fill with affirmation cards, permission slips, an essential oil rollerball and a new perspective on yourself. Women in any stage of pregnancy are welcome, regardless of how many kids you may have had prior.
"The Hatch Life program is a place where you can feel comfortable discussing life topics surrounding parenting in a small group setting." - for pregnant and parenting women. Children ages 0-2 are welcome to attend. Topics include- anxiety and mood difficulties, breastfeeding, mother-infant relationship, sleep schedules and more! Free Lunch included!
Second Saturday of each month 10-11:30 am. Walker Community United Methodist Church, 3104 16th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN This is a donation-based peer-run support group for LGBTQIA families with little ones ages 0-3ish, as well as expectant and trying families looking to build community! Check out upcoming events and topics on facebook
Weekly drop-in group to connect with other new moms.
Being a mom can get lonely even if you are never alone. Connecting with other moms who you can share your experiences and building friendships is important for you and your child. Come together with other moms to share hopes, fears, and insights. Gain encouragement, support, and socialize with women who can relate to what you are going through.
Motherhood is a big transition. Mindfulness can help.
Whether you’re a brand new mom or you’ve been at this a while, you know how it feels to juggle weighty emotions and responsibilities at this time of life.
Join us every other Monday for an evening of developing and practicing Mindfulness. The hour will begin and end with breathwork, intentional relaxation, and Mindfulness skill building. The middle of class will be spent connecting with other moms, sharing resources, and processing the journey into motherhood.
Join other mothers to focus on your role as a mother, connect with others in similar life stage and maybe even meet a new friend! You can expect a focus on self care and time for discussion in a cozy space set up like your favorite living room. (Feel free to bring your baby too if you want/ need). Tea, coffee and water along with a snack will be provided.
Please note this is a support based group, not a psychotherapy group, thus an assessment of the mental health needs of those in attendance will not be done, nor is it meant as a substitute for mental health treatment.
Share your experience with other new parents, ask questions and build a support system. Classes are offered in four week sessions; classes will meet on Fridays from 2:30-4 p.m in the North Oaks conference room. Cost is $40 for each four-week session. Scholarships are available, if needed. Call 651-254-3580 to register
Being a mama is more than just taking care of your littles, it's about taking care of you too! Discover strategies that help you become a more loving and present mama while also tending to your own needs.
As moms ourselves we understand that life is about finding balance and nurturing our minds and spirits as well as our bodies. By joining Our Village, you will not only enjoy fun and playful activities with your child, but will build a tight community of like minded moms to share advice, tips and most importantly laughter. Support. Connect. Empower. Make a difference.
The Queer Birth Project is a collaboration between Cheyenne Johnson, Doula CD (DONA), and Janine Stiles, Certified Professional Midwife. Their mission is to support LGBTQ families and the professionals that serve them, during family building and early parenting. They are offering a new parent support group for LGBTQ families and a no cost referral for LGBTQ professionals. Click here for more information.
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