New Parent Group

It takes a village

WHA’s New Parent Group provides regular time and space to share the joys and challenges of parenting in a supportive and non-judgmental setting. It is currently offered at our Gateway office.

Facilitated by our postpartum doula, WHA’s New Parent Group meets weekly at our Gateway office with the goal of bringing new parents together to support and learn from one another. Our postpartum doula will lead the group through introductions, peer support, supervised play and group discussions. Topics could include:

  • newborn care and normal behavior
  • self-care, baby blues and postpartum mood disorders
  • breast and bottle feeding support
  • family and relationships
  • Babywearing
  • infant milestones and language/signing
  • infant massage and playtime
  • gear and toys

We expect that you will bring your infant (up to six months of age). Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate older children at this time.

Cost

There is no charge to participants.

Signing up

There is no need to schedule in advance; you can just drop in to one of the groups below. If you have any questions, call us at (503) 734-3800.

Group schedule

Groups for parents of newborns through six months are currently offered Tuesdays from 10 to 11:15AM.

Pregnancy, Birth & Postpartum

The journey to motherhood can be one of the most wonderful times in a woman’s life. It can also be a time filled with uncomfortable questions and concerns (why is your belly button doing that?!). From conception to birth plans, prenatal screenings to postpartum visits and midwives to physicians—we’re passionate about finding the path that’s right for you.

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