Moms' Group: Conversations on Motherhood
Two Thursdays / Month from 11am to noon.
Location varies –
Location details are within each event post – click the meetup date below for Facebook event link!
This group is led by Amy Sickels, Postpartum Doula of Fort Wayne Doulas. We explore topics related to the first weeks and months of motherhood while creating a place to be real, share, encourage and explore all areas of motherhood together in a baby-friendly, social environment!
Thank you Birth Matters for co-sponsoring Moms’ Group!
Upcoming Schedule and Topics
November 10, 2016
Getting Out and About – Fall is in the air which means pumpkin patches, hikes, football tailgates and travel to visit family. Maybe you have a road trip or flight planned in the near future. We will share tips and tricks on traveling near of far with your kid(s) in tow.
December 1. 2016
Medicine Cabinet: Options for the First 6 Months – With winter and thus cold season approaching, it is a great time to share with each other our tips and tricks for handling runny noses, coughts, rashes and more for our little ones. Note: this does not constitute medical advice – always consult your provider with any questions regarding care
January 12, 2017 –
Feeding your Infant – Open dialogue around how feeding your infant has evolved since birth. Discussion around common challenges and local resources with plenty of time for Q&A
Other Topics we Explore:
Parenting with Your Partner – Having a newborn presents many new challenges for you and your partner. We take some time to unravel challenges and celebrate successes together
Getting to Know the New You: Healing After Birth and Physical Intimacy – With birth comes an awakening of a new self — as a woman, a wife, and a mother. We will touch on healing, body image, and where we are with the thought or reality of returning to physical intimacy.
Infant Sleep- Breaking down the stereotypes of “normal” infant sleep and discussing the spectrum of infant sleep and how it has affected your lifestyle.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I bring my baby?
Can I bring an older toddler?
This will be addressed in each Facebook event post. We hope to find locations that are fun for mom, baby and older siblings!
Can I ask questions about breastfeeding?
Yes, although not specifically a breastfeeding group, the topic of breastfeeding does come up. And while the facilitators are not certified lactation consultants, they may offer initial ideas or suggestions while connecting moms with excellent breastfeeding support.
What if I'm not nursing? Will I feel left out?
Absolutely not! The group is for moms, regardless of feeding method. Here you’ll learn that in real life, if not online, people get along and support each other even if they do things differently.
What do we do in a moms' group, anyway?
We will spend the beginning 30 minutes, or so, talking about the “Topic Of The Day” and then gently move into an open floor where additional questions can be discussed.