13 Mar Postpartum Support
Postpartum support for families with new babies in the US is sadly inadequate. It may even be virtually non-existent for many families. It is shocking to learn, for instance, that 1 in 4 US mothers returns to work 10 days after giving birth. This often leaves families struggling financially, physically and emotionally during a tender time in their family life. It is no wonder that the CDC estimates that 1 in 10, and as many as 1 in 5 women experience postpartum depression.
I am partnering with Rhie Birth, Hanna Camarena, Sisterhood Services and 920 Wellness Studio to make this situation better for area mothers. We are creating Postpartum Circles, a monthly opportunity to make connections with other families. The Circles will be safe spaces to discuss your parenting joys and concerns and learn about support resources in your local areas. No matter how your babies came to you–via adoption, surrogacy, vaginal or surgical birth–adjusting to a new little person in your family is no small task. We want to help you along the way. We are super sad to see our clients go after their six-week visit, so we’re hoping that we will see some of them at these monthly meetings.
Postpartum Circles are judgement free zones. We want to provide friendship, support, safe space, and community resources to anyone parenting little people. Regardless of your feeding or parenting choices, you are welcome.
I am an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, and will be at the circles if folks need a quick weight check for their babies, or up to a 15 minute consult if they are experiencing breastfeeding difficulties. This group is not solely about the method with which babies are fed, though, and we wish for families who have made other choices to feel comfortable as well. If you aren’t breastfeeding for any reason, you are welcome here.
Circles will be held on Thursday evenings, from 5:45-7:45 pm at the following places:
Sheboygan: Sisterhood Services, 841 Riverfront Drive. Third Thursday of the month, starting April 18th. Reserve your spot here. We are very excited about this budding partnership with Sisterhood Services!
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Find your tribe of other mothers. Build your circle of support. Gather your village. They need you, too.