The transition to motherhood is a life-changing experience that can be hard, scary and overwhelming. Too often, women end up feeling alone with their worries and questions. But now, expecting and new moms can find support through an organization called Moms4Moms, created by two Montreal mothers, Lorri Frankel and Kimberley Archibald.
Both women had struggled to find support and services during their pregnancies so they decided to start an organization that would help guide parents through pregnancy, post-partum and beyond. Moms4Moms offers several support groups including one for those who had an unplanned cesarean section as well as one for stay-at-home mothers. They offer prenatal courses as well as a program to help couples navigate the transition to parenthood.
Costs vary between $50 to $250 (for the prenatal course). Classes and groups take place in Westmount, N.D.G. and the Plateau. People can also sign up for life-coaching sessions to help with issues like work-family balance and stress. Registration for classes is now open and space is limited.
For more information, visit www.moms4moms.ca.