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The Motherhood Café - Maternal Mental Health : Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder Awareness

  • Webster 150 Linden Avenue Lynchburg, VA, 24503 United States (map)

Motherhood is often challenging. Beginning in pregnancy and continuing through the early postpartum days, we are adjusting to a new role, a new identity. Our life can feel constantly interrupted or out of our control. The way we see ourselves and even define our worth may change. It can become more difficult to prioritize self care. Finding time to evaluate our health, physical, mental and emotional, may seem impossible when managing the needs of an infant or a busy, growing family. However, being a mother shouldn’t mean that we neglect ourselves. Today we’re going to talk specifically about the mental health of mothers. We’ll touch on the symptoms of common disorders and challenges and chat with other mothers and professionals about the ways we can evaluate our health, and how to nurture ourselves while juggling the needs of our families.

Our programs are FREE and OPEN to the public. See details below for information regarding our FREE childcare, up to age four.

As always, we will also be broadcasting via Facebook Live!

Our Cafe mornings close with peer-led small groups on Pregnancy/Birth, Infancy (0-6 months, 6-12 months) and Parenting. During small group time, we are often able to offer Care Group for those walking through infertility, miscarriage and child loss.

Children under one, can stay right with you. For children between the ages of one and four, we offer FREE on-site childcare.

---Childcare slots are limited and registration is on a first come first serve basis. Childcare reservations will be accepted no sooner than a week prior to a Cafe event and can be made by e-mailing childcare@themotherhoodcollective.org with the following information:

  • Mother's full name/contact phone number/e-mail address

  • Child's full name

  • Child's Age and birth date

  • List any allergies or list "none"

  • First time in childcare: yes or no

Reservations will be secured in the order that they are received. Once childcare for the event is full, reservation requests will be added to the wait-list and mother will be informed if a slot becomes available. Thank you. If you have sent an email and have not received a response within 48 hours please text (540) 797-2926 to inquire. Thanks!