You are not alone
You are not to blame
With help and effort, you will feel well
Sometimes it’s hard to be honest about the less positive/more negative aspects of motherhood, and how it changes us as women, especially when the ones we love seem to struggle to really listen to us without judgment.
At Postpartum Society of Florida, our mission is to ease the transition from pregnancy to parenthood.
We understand how challenging the postpartum period can be, and how mothers need a safe, nonjudgmental space where they can share openly, relate to others’ experiences, and receive emotional support and connect with Perinatal Wellness resources.
That's why we're here - to help you. Mother to mother.
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GET TO KNOW US
April 9, 2017
- We believe mother-to-mother social support is essential for a healthy transition to motherhood.
- We believe every mother benefits from a non-judgmental, safe space for sharing, in which she is heard, understood, and appreciated.
- We believe every mother in distress and/or transition has a right to connect with treatment resources, and we strive to protect and support that right.
- We encourage reasonable expectations and self-care during a woman’s postpartum transition so she may process her experience, find hope, and invest in her own wellness.
GET RESOURCES & SUPPORT
February 28, 2018
Postpartum and Perinatal Adjustment Stress and Distress is the top complication of childbirth, affecting 1 in 7 to 1 in 3 mothers, and is treatable!
Please call or email us for recommended resources that can help ease your transition to motherhood.
*Outside of the Sarasota area or needing more PPD-targeted social support? There is help for you! Please visit postpartum.net for help for both moms and dads through Postpartum Support International, and flmomsmatter.org and the Florida Maternal Mental Health Collaborative for resources in your area.
GET A SISTERMOM MENTOR
September 29, 2017
Not so much for groups? Maybe a one to one SISTERMom Mentor is the right social support option for you! Studies show mom to mom support in the postpartum period can reduce rates of depression/anxiety by 50%.
Reach out to us through the CONTACT form below to learn more about our SISTERMom Mentor Program* and how you can be matched with a trained volunteer SISTERMom to provide you with personalized support during your adjustment to motherhood.
*Check out this link to read the recent NPR article about our groundbreaking SISTERMom Mentorship Program. We look forward to connecting with you, Mama!
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EDUCATION & OUTREACH: THE HELPP SCHOLARSHIP
Are you a mental health professional or other perinatal provider in Florida? Then we want to pay for you to attend the Maternal Mental Health 8 Session Webinar presented by the Postpartum Support International and the 2020MomProject, and then list you as a PMAD-trained provider on our site’s Perinatal Support Locator database.
To apply for the next cycle call 941.301.8819 and request a HELPP Application!
MOTHER TO MOTHER SUPPORT GROUPS
Join us for compassionate, genuine mom to mom support at our free support groups:
M.A.M.A.S. (Making the Adjustment to Motherhood A little Smoother) Support Group
Thursdays 10-11:30 am
Babies up to 12 mos welcome!
Toddlers n' Tinies Support Group
2nd, 3rd, 4th Thursdays
11:30 am-1 pm
Kids of all ages welcome!
Lakewood Ranch Hospital Women's Center
First Floor Classroom
With our organization’s mission always in mind, we strive to find new strategies for dealing with this challenge. This is something that we take very seriously, and our team is working each and every day to make a positive impact. Contact us to learn more about our commitment to this cause.
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Get in touch with Postpartum Society of Florida to learn more about our work and how you can get involved.