Postpartum Education and Support 

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 virtual 8-week postpartum education and support group for Black and Brown pregnant and postpartum people living in Boston, MA.

 

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 birthing people cope with psychological and physical stressors in the postpartum period. 

This year, we have supported 200 Black and Brown people with a postpartum care bundle. It is our hope to expand distribution to other cities/town across the U.S. and globally. 

In this education and support group there will be:

Biweekly educational sessions
Sister circles 
Group chats with postpartum doulas and OB/GYNs
Postpartum care packages and other giveaways
and MUCH MORE!

Timeline:

The program will take place January 2022-May 2022.

Eligibility:

  • Individual must live in Boston, MA

  • Individual must be pregnant or have recently given birth 

  • Individual must identify as a person of color

  • Individual must be able to attend biweekly virtual sessions via Zoom

Spring 2022 registration is full. Please stay tuned for more information on the Fall 2022 session!

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Meet The Team

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Bria Gadsden, MS

Program Director

Community Health Educator, Health Equity Specialist

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Aleena Surenian

Program Coordinator

Master of Public Health student at Boston University, pursuing a concentration of Maternal and Child Health

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Dr. Ebere Azumah, MD, MPH, FACOG, ACC

Program Advisor

Board-certified OB/GYN, Doula, Health Educator, Certified Perinatal Mental Health Professional

Our Partners

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