Greenlake – 7700 Aurora Ave N
This is a new mom support group, offering additional support for the emotional changes and challenges of adapting to parenthood.
Becoming a new parent can be overwhelming, and it often takes time to adjust to changed roles and unfamiliar experiences. Good support can help ease the transition, especially if it provides a place for new mothers to come together and express the reality of how hard parenthood can be.
Adjusting to Parenthood is a place for women to feel heard and to be honest about the highs and lows of motherhood. It offers a supportive environment in which the full range of postpartum experiences is welcomed, and the everyday realities of being a new mom are understood.
At the end of each group we offer a 15 minute question and answer on infant feeding, infant development, and infant and adult mental health. Come and get your questions answered!
The group is appropriate for any mother who needs support to vent, to process, to hear other women’s stories, and to learn that she is not alone. Expectant moms and moms with babies in arms are welcome. We have toys and space for crawlers and walkers and we welcome moms of older kiddos (up to 2 year) but we do not have separate childcare.
$15 drop-in fee, pay as you can.
For more information email Mia.Edidin@perinatalsupport.org or call (206) 659-7773
Mia Edidin, LICSW.
Mia is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker specializing in new parent adjustment and emotional health. Mia facilitates 2 new parent drop in groups where we laugh and cry about all the amazing and terrifying things about parenthood together. She has a private practice in Wallingford, and is the Program Director at Perinatal Support Washington. Mia’s daughter is 16 and tells Mia what wonderful mother she is every day. www.miaedidin.com
Aubrey Jean Bonora, LMHC, Lactation Educator
Aubrey is a therapist specializing in new parent support and infant development. Aubrey is also a Lactation Educator with over 10 years of experience support families with infant feeding.
This group is jointly sponsored by Perinatal Support Washington, Program for Early Parent Support (PEPS), and the Seattle Holistic Center.
For a list of PS-WA affiliated groups in the Seattle area please refer to the PS-WA Seattle and King County Flyer.