Oakland Mom2Mom New Mom Support Group

Oakland Mom2Mom New Mom Support group

Oct. 24th-Dec.12th, 6 Tuesdays from 10-12pm (no meeting on Halloween
Tuesday or Nov 21st Tuesday of Thanksgiving Week)
6 Week Session, Tuesdays 10-12pm
Location: 3030 Ashby Avenue, Suite 107, Berkeley, CA 94705 (just above Claremont)
Fee: $200
Facilitator: Natashia Fuksman, MFT

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.  My focus is on nonjudgemental support and building connection between the moms, since this can be an overwhelming and isolating time for many moms.  I 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 support and 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. This group will be facilitated by Natashia Fuksman, MFT.

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New Mom’s Group at BirthWays

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!”
For more info and to sign up go to: http://birthways.org/new-moms-groups/
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BirthWays New Moms Group starting

BirthWays New Moms Group starting in Berkeley

BirthWays in Berkeley is offering a support group for moms that starts Tuesday February 28 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 February 28 to April 4th
 
Each group begins 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.
For more info and to sign up go to: http://birthways.org/new-moms-groups/
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Postpartum Stress Support Group

Lee Safran has a new Postpartum Stress (depression/anxiety) Support Group beginning 2/18 or soon thereafter. Lee has run these groups for the last 10 years and offers a space for connection, growth and community for women feeling isolated in their postpartum experience.  The group is appropriate for women experiencing anxiety, intrusive thoughts, depression, insomnia, birth trauma, overwhelm and/or problems with attachment to their child.

The group will run biweekly for 8 sessions with the possibility of repeating the group cycle depending on the needs of the group members. The meetings are in Kensington within blocks from Berkeley/El Cerrito/Albany borders.
For more detailed information and a flier, go to my website, http://www.leesafran.com/psg.htm.

Lee Safran, MFT
1562 Oak View Ave.
Kensington, CA  94706
(510) 496-6096
www.leesafran.com

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Warmline for Dads

Dads Warmline!

Dads can now talk with another dad on the Warm Line. In our mission to serve more communities, we now offer services specifically for dads. You can call our Warm Line and ask to talk with a dad. This is a place where dads can talk to another dad about their own mental health needs during this period as well as gather information about supporting a partner who might be experiencing their own mood or anxiety disorder.

Warm Line

Toll-Free Peer Support Line 1-888-404-7763Leave a message, and a trained volunteer will return your call within twenty-four hours.Our support line offers free telephone support for all parents.  The line is staffed by parents who have experienced a perinatal mood and/or anxiety disorder and has recovered fully, or licensed therapist with specialized training in perinatal mental health.We provide warm, understanding, effective and private support and professional referrals for new parents and their family members.We also provide information about support group locations and schedules, and resources and information for professionals in the community.NEW!  Dads line-   call our warm line and ask to talk with a dad.  This is place where dads can talk to another dad about their own mental health needs during this period as well as gather information about supporting a partner who might be experiencing their own mood or anxiety disorder.

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