Pregnancy and Post-Partum Stress Support Group
Are you overwhelmed? Anxious? Feeling alone and lonely?
This is a free, drop-in bimonthly support group for moms (-to-be) that focuses on emotional support, learning skills for coping, and managing the stress related to the transition to parenthood. You will have a safe and non-judgmental space to share and learn from one another, while developing wellness strategies, social support, community, and reframing the challenges of parenthood as opportunities for personal and emotional growth. On occasion, we'll invite members of the community who are experts in their field to answer any questions the group may have around such things as medications during pregnancy/breastfeeding, the function of doulas and postpartum doulas, complementary therapies such as massage, yoga, and mindfulness meditation, etc. Partners and babies are always welcome.
You might be asking yourself, "Is this group right for someone like me?" If you find pregnancy or parenting to be challenging, then yes, this group is right for you! Whether you're dealing with stress, depression, anxiety, birth trauma, fractures in your relationship(s), feeling overwhelmed by changes to your body and/or identity, a sleepless baby, a colicky baby, complicated in-laws (and parents), not feeling like you're a Mother Earth Goddess, feeling like your house is a mess all the time and it's making you crazy, or just looking to connect with some other women who really get what you mean by exhausted, then this group is right for "someone like you." It may also be right for your partner who may also be dealing with some similar things or who may want to know how best to support you. You are not alone.
Group is facilitated by Cindy Kim, MSW, LICSW, a licensed psychotherapist and Lindsay Lincoln, a certified coach specializing in maternal wellness.
WHEN: Every 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month, 130-245pm
WHERE: Located at The Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington
Drop-ins welcome, no appointment required!