"Somehow, three moms and three babies is
100 times easier than one mom and one baby."
- Tanya Wills, Founder
About The New Parent Support Group:
This is not a "class", but instead is a peer support group facilitated by a non-judgmental, working mom who has and will cry, laugh and listen right alongside you, while offering her expertise. And maybe take turns holding each others' babies while we're at it.
We'll start each week with a general go around and check-in, followed by activities focused on our weekly topic. We'll be exploring, writing, and talking about common concerns for new moms and developing strategies and sharing resources for solutions.
Topics may include:
We meet for 8 Tuesdays in Manhattan but start anytime.
We will prorate the price for you!
Price: $300 (1 parent + 1 baby)
***We are interested in building a community for you. Prorated sessions are available if you will be away or join after the start of the series. You are more than welcome to join a group already in session for a prorated price. We are unable to offer "pay-as-you-go"/drop-ins.***
*Open to parents and babies up to 6 months of age.
. . . a kick ass facilitator, who made me feel so comfortable and created an awesome environment for reflection and community. Thank you so much for everything!"
- Lindsey, a second time mom
About the Facilitator
Sophia O'Shaughnessy, DONA-trained birth and postpartum doula, certified lactation counselor, and mother of two. She has additional training in comforting touch for birth, holistic newborn care, the fourth trimester, and supporting LGBTQ families. As a former opera singer, Sophia never imagined having a career in healthcare. However, her own journey through pregnancy and birth with her first son totally changed that: she had an incredible, powerful birth and knew immediately that she needed to help other families feel that too.
Sophia believes that every family deserves to have a fulfilling birth experience that they can cherish forever. She has become an enthusiastic advocate for families to make informed choices through the provision of evidence-based information. She believes that this is the foundation for families to be able to feel good about their birth choices.
Realizing that there is an enormous gap in care during the early postpartum period, she has become especially passionate about supporting and nurturing families during their transition to parenthood or as their family grows. She loves encouraging new parents to follow their instincts as they get to know their new baby.