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)
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.