We are so proud to support a peer support group available to pregnant and postpartum moms.
Here are some questions that might be on your mind as you think about attending...
1. Do I need to register in advance to attend the group?
No registration is needed! You can come as often or as sporadically as you'd like. Your kids are always welcome and you can stay after group is ends to play! If it is your first time attending and you are bringing kids, we do recommend arriving 10 minutes early. They are required to register any kids that are playing in their facility during the group.
2. What is Little Village?
Little Village is an amazing play place that is free and open to the public. It has several open play areas and also different themed rooms. Toddlers and preschoolers are welcome to play independently while moms are meeting for the group. There is a table area if older kids might need to do homework while you are in group. Staff from Little Village will be keeping their eyes on your kids and let you know if they might need your help.
3. Where is Little Village?
4. Who can attend?
Our goal is to make this group as open, supportive and inclusive as possible. If you think you may benefit from more peer support (whether you are newly pregnant, 3 weeks postpartum, 3 years postpartum... whatever!) please attend. We welcome all stages and journeys of motherhood!
5. Who is leading this group?
We currently have a core group of 6 amazing local moms who are volunteering their time, heart and energy to lead this group. They have completed group facilitator training through POEM and are supported by Joslyn with Reedy-Kay and Associates. To be clear, this is not a group lead by a licensed professional and should not be considered a therapeutic group. We have chosen a peer support model because loneliness and isolation is one of the biggest barriers in parenthood today... and not something therapy alone can heal. If you would be interested in joining our facilitation team please email!
Fertility journeys bring on so many challenges, a common one is feeling isolated and alone. One of our practitioners, Caitlin, leads a monthly, virtual support group through the Jewish Fertility Foundation for women experiencing infertility to help alleviate some of that isolation. The group is free of charge and open to all in Cincinnati! The meeting is held at the end of the month on Monday evenings. Click the link below to get the most up to date information on group dates & to sign up!