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Postpartum Education and Support Group

Putting Parents First

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 10-week postpartum education and support group for Black and Brown pregnant and postpartum individuals.


The postpartum recovery period is the time when 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/towns across the U.S. and globally. 

Our postpartum education and support group features:

Weekly educational sessions
Sister circles 
Group chats with postpartum doulas, midwives and OB/GYNs
Postpartum care packages and other giveaways


The Spring session program took place from

April 5th - May 10th 2024

The application will open soon.

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Fall 2022 Impact

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Spring 2022 Impact

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Anna-Kay Mckreith

1. Was postpartum education helpful?

Yes, the postpartum education I received was incredibly helpful. It provided valuable information and support that I needed as a mother, especially considering that this was my first time having a baby in the USA. The classes covered a wide range of topics, including breastfeeding, nutrition for infants, and the importance of self-advocacy in the healthcare system. These topics were not only informative but also practical, helping me feel more confident and prepared as a parent.

2. How has it contributed to your parenting, even though this is not your first baby?

Even though this was not my first child, the postpartum education classes were still highly beneficial. They gave me the opportunity to refresh my knowledge and learn about any new practices or guidelines specific to the USA. Additionally, it provided a supportive community of mothers from diverse backgrounds, which allowed me to exchange experiences and gain new perspectives on parenting.
The classes also emphasized the importance of self-care and mental well-being, which is crucial for parents regardless of whether it's their first or subsequent child. This focus on self-care has had a positive impact on my parenting by reminding me to prioritize my mental and emotional health, ultimately benefiting both me and my children.

3. What were the key takeaways from the postpartum education classes?

Some of the key takeaways from the postpartum education classes included:

*The importance of breastfeeding and normalizing nursing in public spaces.

The significance of nutrition and healthy food preparation for infants.

The value of advocating for oneself and one's child in healthcare settings.

*Building a supportive community of mothers from various backgrounds.

Creating a safe space for self-expression and vulnerability as mothers.

Understanding what to expect when having a baby in the USA, especially in terms of healthcare and cultural differences.

4. Would you recommend childbirth education to other moms?

Absolutely, I would wholeheartedly recommend childbirth education classes to other moms. These classes not only provide essential knowledge but also create a supportive and inclusive environment for mothers to connect and share their experiences. It's a valuable resource for both first-time parents and those, like me, who have had children before but are navigating new circumstances. Childbirth education helps build confidence and promotes positive parenting experiences.

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