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PMAD Support Group

Thursday, April 6, 2023

3:00pm EDT - 4:15pm EDT   $25.00   Support Groups

Description

This support group meets weekly on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Are you a new mom/gestational parent struggling with anxiety, depression, OCD, or PTSD? You’re not alone. 1 in 5 new or expecting mothers/birthing people suffer from a PMAD (perinatal mood and anxiety disorder) otherwise known as postpartum depression. Since the pandemic began – those rates have gone up exponentially. This group provides space for new moms/gestational parents to discuss the honest, real, and hard parts of motherhood/parenthood – the parts that social media and baby commercials go to great lengths to avoid. The feelings of guilt, shame, irritability, exhaustion, loneliness, hopelessness, panic, sadness, regret, longing for who you were before you became a mother, and many more. This weekly group is for those who want to find a safe space to share, heal, learn coping skills, and connect with others who are going through the same thing.

About This Group

  • This group is virtual and has space for 7 thinking about having another, expecting, or new second-time moms/birthing people to join
  • This group is drop-in, which means there is no obligation to attend every week.
  • This group is open to all LGBTQIA+ people. We ask that you share your preferred pronouns upon group introduction

Discussion Topics

  • Feeling sad, anxious, overwhelmed, and/or irritable in the transition to motherhood
  • Talking about the very real and very hard parts of becoming a mom and having a baby
  • Relationship struggles with partner, friends, mother/mother in law
  • Feelings of loneliness, isolation, regret, and loss of identity
  • Learning ways to ask for help, cope and identify moments of connection with baby, partner, and others

Is this Group Right for Me?

This group is for both pregnant and postpartum women/birthing parents who are feeling depressed or anxious, and for those who have a diagnosed perinatal mood or anxiety disorder (PMAD); such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, or OCD. This group is meant to offer a supportive and honest community for moms/birthing people who are struggling with the transition to motherhood. Tears are welcome.

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Details
Date:
April 6, 2023
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Series:
Cost:
$25.00
Event Category:
Organizer
The Motherhood Center of New York
Phone:
212-335-0034
Instructor
  • Headshot of Paige Bellenbaum
    Paige Bellenbaum, LMSW

    Founding Director and Chief External Relations Officer

Additional Dates in this Recurring Series

PMAD Support Group Tuesday April 16, 2024 3:00PM - 4:15PM Select
PMAD Support Group Wednesday April 17, 2024 10:00AM - 11:15AM Select
PMAD Support Group Thursday April 18, 2024 3:00PM - 4:15PM Select
PMAD Support Group Tuesday April 23, 2024 3:00PM - 4:15PM Select
PMAD Support Group Wednesday April 24, 2024 10:00AM - 11:15AM Select
  • PMAD Support Group Tuesday April 16, 2024 3:00PM - 4:15PM
  • PMAD Support Group Wednesday April 17, 2024 10:00AM - 11:15AM
  • PMAD Support Group Thursday April 18, 2024 3:00PM - 4:15PM
  • PMAD Support Group Tuesday April 23, 2024 3:00PM - 4:15PM
  • PMAD Support Group Wednesday April 24, 2024 10:00AM - 11:15AM
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