Enrollment is open now!
Upcoming KEY DATES:
- October Cohort begins October 3rd, 2023 at 6:00 PM Pacific Time
- November Cohort begins November 7th, 2023 at 6:00 PM Pacific Time
All via Zoom
The primary focus for this peer support group is maternal mental health within the Black birthing community.
Session 1 is all about birth planning in and outside of the hospital.
Session 2 is a brief overview of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and how they show up in Black birthing people.
Session 3 offers recommendations to tapping into culturally relevant social support. Our resource network is curated specific to Greater Los Angeles and surrounding counties.
Session 4 sums up each session before it to honor and remind mamas/birthing people how to advocate for themselves.
We hope to ensure that each birthing person and their support person understand that autonomy and freedom of choice is at the core of having a sacred pregnancy and birth journey.
Our hope is that by offering this pregnancy peer support group we decrease isolation, build community between participants, and create sustainable solutions for reducing stress while pregnant. We aim to serve 15-20 Black birthing/postpartum families during each cohort. Our in-house evaluator has created two surveys (pre-session 1 and post-session 4) which we intend on using to curate the plethora of community resources specific to each participant's geographic location, produce new content, and present evaluation results at conferences.
If you or someone you know is Black and pregnant/postpartum please have them reach out to [email protected] to register for our next cohort.
Thank you sponsor Providence health system and community ambassadors HERstory,Inc , CinnaMoms , Black Infant Health California , Black Infants and Families Los Angeles , Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science Black Maternal Health Center of Excellence, Lydia O. Boyd, and California State University, Northridge HERE Center HOMME Lab for continuing to promote and share our #ForUsByUs pregnancy peer support group.
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For more information about Black Mamas Glowing and i.D.R.E.A.M. for Racial Health Equity, a project of Community Partners visit, https://idreamnow.org/black-mamas-glowing/
For community resources about Black Maternal Infant Health and AAIMM (African American Infant & Maternal Mortality) visit, https://www.blackinfantsandfamilies.org/
For all other inquiries, please email Ellen Branch, BA | she, her(s) | Group Facilitator at [email protected]