Postpartum Education and Support Group
Through our postpartum care package distribution, many community members expressed the need for more education and support for people experiencing pregnancy and postpartum. In an effort to continue supporting the reproductive wellness needs of women, Love Your Menses is pleased to offer a FREE 8-week postpartum education and support group for Black and Brown pregnant and postpartum individuals living in the Greater Boston area.
The postpartum recovery period is the time where a person recovers from the crucial changes that occurred to their body during the antenatal period to the delivery period. This time is very critical and necessary. Research has shown social support to be proven effective in helping mothers cope with psychological and physical stressors in the postpartum period.
Since 2020, we have supported 200 Black and Brown mothers with a postpartum care bundle. It is our hope to expand distribution to other cities/town across the U.S. and globally.
Our postpartum education and support group features:
Weekly educational sessions
Group chats with postpartum doulas and OB/GYNs
Postpartum care packages and other giveaways
and MUCH MORE!
The Fall session program will take place from September 2022-November 2022.
Individuals must live in Boston, MA or surrounding communities
Individuals must be pregnant or have recently given birth
Individuals must identify as a person of color
Individuals must be able to attend weekly virtual or in-person sessions
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Fall 2022 Impact
Spring 2022 Impact
Meet The Team
Bria Gadsden, MS
Community Health Educator, Health Equity Specialist
Master of Public Health student at Boston University, pursuing a concentration of Maternal and Child Health
Dr. Ebere Azumah, MD, MPH, FACOG, ACC
Board-certified OB/GYN, Doula, Health Educator, Certified Perinatal Mental Health Professional