Frequently Asked Questions
Who do you serve?
We serve women from preconception through postpartum.
How do you serve?
We provide year round FREE educational and social support programming. We come along side the work of perinatal and pediatrice health care providers, offering nurturing environments for education and support. We seek to close the gaps in the maternal health care system by providing safe opportunities for women to gather.
What are your programs?
Our free programming includes: The Motherhood Café, The Café Express, Playgroup, a PMADs Support Groups for Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders, and our Care Group for pain associated with infertility and miscarriage.
What is "Maternal Health"?
According to the World Health Organization, "Maternal health refers to the health of women during pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period. While motherhood is often a positive and fulfilling experience, for too many women it is associated with suffering."
Can I come to The Motherhood Café if I don't have a baby?
Yes! All women should attend The Motherhood Café. We strongly encourage participation in pregnancy.
Can I bring my older children to your programming?
Sometimes. Here is a breakdown:
Playgroup - All children welcome.
The Motherhood Café - Babies under one stay with Mama, children 1-4 register for FREE childcare by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
The Café Express - Babies under one stay with Mama, children 1-4 register for FREE childcare by emailing email@example.com
Support Groups - Babies under one stay with Mama, please find alternate care for children over 1
Why are my older children not allowed in the Café?
Older children are restricted from entry due to insurance liability in the building we occupy. We understand the inconvenience, but choose to see it as a morning of refreshment for the mothers we serve.
Do you have volunteer opportunities?
Yes, we have volunteer opportunities for college students, women in childbearing year, and beyond. Please share you interest by completing our volunteer form: here.
How can I become a panelist?
Qualified professionals/educators/topic experts should complete our form: here.
Do you adhere to a certain "philosophy"?
No, we do not adhere to a certain philosophy. We believe in "nurturing the mother to grow the child" by providing unbiased education on all topics. We believe in the ability of every woman to find her truth. We believe in the power of informed decision making.