WEEKLY PMAD SUPPORT GROUP
Parenting through Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorder can be really difficult and isolation plays a major role in the severity of symptoms. Our weekly support group creates an opportunity to connect with others who have similar lived experiences.
Our goal during this group is to:
WEEKLY PERINATAL LOSS SUPPORT GROUP (ZOOM)
Perinatal loss impacts 1 in 4 birthing people and we want you to know there is support as you grieve and navigate life after loss. This group is open to parents who have experiences loss of any kind including miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, termination, still birth or neonatal death. Our weekly support group creates an opportunity to connect with others who have similar lived experiences in a peer support setting.
Our goal during this group is to:
-Create a safe place to share your feelings and experiences
-Reduce isolation by connecting with others in the community who have shared experiences.
-Provide validation and encouragement.
CONNECT & PLAY GROUP (ZOOM)
If you're looking to connect with other new parents, have questions about your Childs development, or you're simply looking for new ways to play and engage with your little one, this group is for you!
Join us, along with educators Karen and Pam from the Early Years Family Resource Centre, for this bi-weekly play group.
Our goal during this group is:
- to connect you to other parents on the community
- to provide educational opportunities for you and your child
- to answer any questions you may be having
- and above all, to have some fun!
PRENATAL SUPPORT GROUP (FACEBOOK)
With one in five birthing people experiencing a Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorder, we want to set the stage for a preventative approach to care! We know that close 15% of pregnant people are experiencing symptoms of anxiety and often aren’t getting the support they need to build a plan that prioritizes their mental health during the early postpartum transition.
Our hope for this group is that birthing people have access to evidence based information regarding the birth process and the support they need to make informed decisions about their care! We believe birth matters and that every birthing person should have access to education and support that is inclusive and culturally appropriate throughout the perinatal period.
PMAD SUPPORT GROUP (FACEBOOK)
Social support and a safe community is so important in the prevention and treatment of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMAD). We are excited to be able to connect with new parents in an online capacity which hopefully will reduce the barriers birthing people face when they are struggling with Postpartum Depression and/or Anxiety.
This group is designed for both pregnant and postpartum birthing people who are struggling with their mental health. We welcome those who join us to share openly about how they’re feeling and find a strong sense of connection and support from others in the group.
Although this group does not replace the care from a professional mental health provider, it certainly is a positive addition to your own unique treatment plan.
PRENATAL EDUCATION SERIES- 4 WEEKS (ZOOM)
This brand new 4 week childbirth series is designed to provide a solid baseline of education for expectant parents while focusing on many practical and hands-on skills you can benefit from when your labour day arrives. Our goal is to help you become educated and open-minded so you're better prepared for the day your labour begins.
Below are some of the details of what you can expect in each class:
Class#1 Intro & Overview
Class #2 Fundamentals of Childbirth
Class #3 Pain Relief & Comfort Measures
Class#4 Preparing for the Postpartum
This a virtual 4 week series and we hope you can join us! All supports at the RPHN are free of charge.