I've written before about why I think support groups are helpful. This resource is an informational flyer about four of the postpartum support groups in the Boston area. There are other groups that are run periodically by individual providers and other groups further afield. I find that with my practice in Cambridge and the work I do in Concord, these are the ones that I'm continually referring to, so I thought I'd make an easy flyer to share. I hope that lactation consultants, doulas, other therapists, OBs, midwives, childbirth educators and any one else that works with pregnant or postpartum women might share it with their clients so that if a new mom needs a group for support in the postpartum period with postpartum depression, anxiety, or general adjustment stress and challenges, they'll know where to turn!
2/17/2015 03:18:37 am
I am a CEIM - Certified Educator of Infant Massage. Have you or any of your colleagues, read about, recommended to clients or tried yourself, learning to massage your own baby? I've been teaching it for 5 years now and find it to be a wonderful way for moms/caregivers to easily bond with their babies, have the babies be so much more properly regulated in all areas of physical and emotional development, and the parents believe in their own powers of observation in reading their baby, therefore, being more confident in their parenting role.
Laurie Ganberg, LICSW
2/18/2015 06:17:59 am
Hi Meredith, thanks for commenting. I do talk about the benefits of infant massage, particularly for improving the bond between both parents and baby. Always happy to hear of other providers who support new families! - Laurie
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