Comprehensive Postpartum Support
Postpartum Doulas make a difference.
Postpartum care is one of the collective's biggest passions. As doulas who are also mothers, all of us know first hand how tumultuous and tender the first postpartum year can be. Our postpartum doulas not only help with newborn support and education, they also focus on helping parents adjust to life with new babies and everything that comes along with it. They are also trained to help identify postpartum mood disorders and can help facilitate creating or finding care that best suits each family. This isn’t just our profession, but our true passion - so you can rest assured that you’ll be in the best of hands. Click below to discover which of our doula teams would be the best fit for your family.
"When you study postpartum depression there is a very clear understanding that in communities where you see more support, there is less depression."
Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders
One in five new moms will experience a postpartum mental health disorder. You are not alone, you did not cause it, and with help you will get better.
Postpartum mood and anxiety disorders are the number one complication related to childirth, so why aren't more people talking about them?
There is an entire spectrum of mood and anxiety disorders that women experience in the first year after childbirth. It includes:
*Postpartum panic disorder
*Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
*Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
Postpartum Mental Health Professionals
Local counselors and therapists who understand the complexity of postpartum mental health
Finding a therapist who understands postpartum issues can be intimidating, so we have put together a list of professionals that have knowledge or experience in this specialty. Click here to review the list. Or click here to leave a message with Nurture to Nurture, which will have someone call you back to help coordinate care.
Postpartum Social Support
"It takes a village."
There is a lot of research that has shown that social support is one of the most effective buffers for postpartum depression.
Since the beginning of time, in virtually every culture on earth, friends and family members have come together to help support new families, share ideas and parenting strategies, and spend time with new moms.
However in our current technology obsessed, electronically connected, and over-educated culture sometimes we seem to have lost the ability to physically communicate and connect with each other on the most basic human level.
Our doulas have heard over and over again:
~"I don't fit in with my friends anymore,"
~"I don't know how to make other mom friends."
~ "I wish someone would have told me what this was really going to be like."
So they decided to create three different groups exclusively for new and expecting parents. Check them out below and shoot us an email or text if you're interested in learning more.
Fresno Moms IRL
Fresno moms talk about parenting In Real Life
This is a group of moms who get together for "Mom's Night Out" events, early morning play dates, and arrange in home visits for new parents in the fist few months postpartum. They share all of the realities new parents face, and seek to connect in person with each other to provide support and community.
Postpartum Support Group
Social support for sharing the challenges of perinatal mood disorders
Sara leads this monthly group for moms who are experiencing (or have experienced in the past) posptartum depression or any other postpartum mood or anxiety disorder. Moms can come at any stage postpartum whether or not they have been diagnosed, to share stories and create community with women who are experiencing similar feelings.
Expecting people and their partners who get together to bond over "all things pregnancy."
Pregnancy is without a doubt one of the most magical and monumental times in a person's life. It can also be one of the most unpredictable, uncomfortable, and stressful experiences at the same time! This group meets monthly to connect local pregnant people with their community so they can bond over their shared experiences.