FAQ - Moms' Groups
Can I bring my baby? Yes!
What do we do in a moms’ group, anyway? Here are some topics:
- dealing with crying and fussy behavior
- establishing routines
- getting your body back
- co-parenting with your partner
- "myths" of motherhood
- sex and intimacy and parenting
- feeding, and sleep issues
- dealing with parents and in-laws
- coping with normal new mom anxiety and doubt
If I’m going back to work, is it worth it to come? Yes! A new moms’ group is an introduction to a wonderful peer community. Being around other mothers will help you get your bearings in the transition to parenthood. Some stay-at-home moms will continue month after month, and some of the moms who return to work will continue with the working moms’ group, but at the outset, you’re all starting in the same place.
Can I ask questions about breastfeeding? Yes, although this is not only a breastfeeding group, the topic of breastfeeding often comes up! I am an IBCLC and can give perspectives on the nursing relationship. There is also a digital scale in Columbus Circle and in TriBeCa if you wish to weigh your baby. However, this group is not a place to get one-on-one clinical support, and if it seems that’s what you need, I’ll suggest we chat afterwards about working together.
What if I’m not nursing? Will I feel left out? No! — the group is for moms, regardless of feeding method. One of the benefits of a moms’ group is learning that in real life, if not online, people get along and support each other even if they are not all doing the same thing.
Can I come to more than one location? Yes, you can join more than one! Many moms do! But you have to register for each group separately with the host organization.
What if I really can’t get out of the house but have lots of questions? Joining a group is best, but for moms who can’t, I do private parenting consults on these issues as well.