bringing together parents, practitioners, organizations, research, and best practices for a healthy postpartum experience.
Birth to Three Family Center, Ipswich, MA The mission of the Birth to Three Family Center (B23) is to increase children’s potential for healthy development and well-being. We seek to do this by providing free programs and services to support parents and children from birth through age 8 in the community. B23 coordinates a local infrastructure of supports and services that ensures all families with young children have access in their community to high-quality, accurate and readily available information; strength based family education and early literacy activities; coordinated resources; leadership opportunities; and integrated and aligned network of parents and providers.
Connecting Young Moms, Beverly Hospital links pregnant and parenting teens and young adult mothers with limited resources to pre and post-natal programs. Ongoing weekly support group for young moms and their children. Childcare is provided by Beverly Hospital volunteers. Topics may include: health relationships, challenges of young parenthood, balancing parenting/work/education, and child development.
Preparation for birth, seven session program designed to assist young women and their support people to prepare for birth. Topics include: emotional aspects of pregnancy, signs and stages or labor, comfort measures for labor, role of the support person, breast feeding education, adjusting to your newborn, postpartum realities, and a tour of the Beverly Hospital maternity floors.
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LA LECHE LEAGUE IS PART OF LA LECHE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL, AN INTERNATIONAL, NONPROFIT, NONSECTARIAN ORGANIZATION DEDICATED TO HELPING PARENTS, FAMILIES, AND COMMUNITIES TO BREASTFEED, CHESTFEED, AND HUMAN MILK FEED THEIR BABIES THROUGH PARENT-TO-PARENT SUPPORT.
LLL ENCOURAGES, INFORMS, EDUCATES, SUPPORTS, AND PROMOTES THE USE OF HUMAN MILK AND THE INTIMATE RELATIONSHIP AND DEVELOPMENT THAT COMES FROM NURSING A CHILD FOR AS LONG AS MUTUALLY DESIRED.
Mass.gov Postpartum Depression “What you need to know” General information, some Massachusetts specific resources.
Moms Do Care
The North Shore Mothers of Multiples is a non-profit organization founded in 1958 by Barbara Bergman. Since then our goal has remained the same; reaching out and supporting our fellow multiple mommies. Whether it’s to get tips on handling the woes of pregnancy, exchanging goods, finding the best pediatricians or simply to enjoy adult conversations with women who are in the same boat, we strive ourselves on connecting moms and creating a welcoming, supportive team. Monthly meetings.
North Shore Visiting Moms For more information about NS MVP, please contact Public Health Nurse Chassea Robinson at the Peabody Health Department at (978) 538-5931. To sign up for a home visit, contact your community’s local Health Department.
Lauren & Mark Rubin Visiting Moms® is a free service that matches volunteers with new moms or dads during the first year of their baby’s life, whether it’s the first baby or a new baby in the household. Volunteers are trained and supervised and support parents who are adjusting to parenthood, isolated, or overwhelmed. Volunteers visit new parents at home and provide a weekly visit for at least two months or up until the baby’s first birthday. To learn more about the program or request a Rubin Visiting Moms volunteer for yourself or someone else, contact the program director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 781-693-5625.
Postpartum Support International (PSI) General Information, warmline, news, links for local resources across the globe.
PSI HelpLine: 1-800-944-4773 (#1 En Espanol or #2 English)