New Parent Support Group

New Parent Support Group

The transition to parenthood is a rite of passage, one that should be experienced with community. Let us be that community for you! Join other parents with babies 0-6 months old as we walk through this season of life together, building a safe space and intentional community over the course of 6 weeks.

This is a collaboration among family-centered, NYC-based organizations – Doulas en Español, Uptown Village Cooperative, and The Birthing Place – with a specific focus on the needs and experiences of BIPOC parents.

Week 1: Birth processing

  • The way we birth and how we feel about it matters
  • Processing and honoring the ceremony of birth with storytelling, just as our ancestors did

Week 2: Infant feeding and newborn sleep

  • What’s normal for infant feeding and sleep
  • Ways to find the best rhythm for your new family

Week 3: Postpartum changes

  • How our identities and relationships shift postpartum
  • Welcoming physical and emotional changes through focusing on healing and self care

Week 4: Relationships

  • Creating healthy boundaries
  • Nuances of building your postpartum village and what that can look like

Week 5: Promoting overall family wellness

  • What it looks like for your new and growing family to thrive
  • Preserving or letting go of old traditions while creating new ones

Week 6: Finances and career

  • Exploring your relationship to work and the way you think about finances 
  • Navigating changes and finding solutions that work for your family

Support group meets for 6 consecutive Tuesday mornings.

Fee is per person.

Seats sponsored by Bronx Healthy Start are available. To qualify, participants must be residents of the Bronx, NY.

Date(s): October 12, 2021 - November 16, 2021
Time: 11:00am - 12:30pm
Investment: $100.00
Location: Zoom link provided upon registration