Oakland Mom2Mom New Mom Support Group (for 1st and 2nd time Moms)
June 6th-July 18th, 6 Tuesdays (no session week of July 4th) from 10-12pm
Facilitator: Natashia Fuksman, LMFT
Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org or 415.326.4033
To register: http://www.natashiamft.com/event/oakland-mom2mom-new-mom-
Great group for moms (1st and 2nd time) & babies focused on the joys,
challenges & humorous moments of this rite of passage. It is a 6 week
facilitated group which focuses on helping new moms build a community and
meet other moms with babies with similar ages. There is something about
going through a shared experience, while recognizing that each mom’s
experience is unique, that leads to great connection and support.
The 6 week facilitated portion is a weekly 2 hour meeting where moms share
their experiences, questions, concerns, and get tips on all sorts of
topics. We focus on nonjudgemental support and building connection between
the moms, since this can be an overwhelming and isolating time for many
moms. We also provide psycho-education (as wanted) on different topics
including infant development, sleep/feeding questions, changes in
relationships and family dynamics, transition to motherhood, feelings re:
going back to work or not, postpartum health, and identity as a mom. The
group offers lots of supportand perspective that can be especially helpful
after some sleepless nights!
In addition, we help organize a second meeting during the week for a social
outing where moms get together to go for walks or cafe visits, etc. Our
last groups have offered free talks with q&a time with a Sleep Consultant
and/or Lactation Consultant. This option is available and arranged on a
group to group basis based on the group’s desires.
Living Room for Mothers: Guided Meditation and Slow Conversation
- Are you craving some time and space for yourself to just be in a quiet space, with no other responsibilities?
- Do you want to slow down with a group of other mothers of varying ages and stages?
- Are you interested in building community that is reflective and nonjudgmental with other women?
Carve time to be with yourself. Share & witness with mothers of all ages and stages in reflecting on: motherhood, relationships, work, family, identity, transitions and more.
Join Moms in Community for:
- 25 min guided meditation (no prior experience necessary)
- 1 hour of tea and slow conversation
- We end with a shorter quiet meditation
When: Third Fridays 4-6pm: 6/16, 7/21, 8/04, 9/15
please note: August’s session will be held on the first Friday, not the third
Where: 3030 Ashby Avenue, Suite 107, Berkeley, 94705
Fee: Suggested Donation $15-25
Facilitator: Natashia Fuksman, LMFT
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New Mom’s Group at BirthWays
Starting Tuesday May 2nd, it is a 6 week facilitated group for moms and their babies (0-4 months old) from 2:00-3:30 that runs Tuesdays from May 2nd to June 6th.
Each group starts with a check in and then go with the topics that arise from the group. Everything from green poop (is that normal??) to the shifting relationships we have with ourselves, our parents, our partners, our friends and our careers gets discussed.
For many moms it is one of the first places they feel safe venturing out on their own.
From Brooke C on Yelp: “The new mothers group hosted by Stacia has been such a wonderful experience for me. Stacia was such a support in creating a warm sharing space and helping build a real community of parents. I would absolutely recommend this experience to any and all new mothers!”