Austin Moms’ Groups

Effective May 2016
This is a sampling of the local groups available. There are others if you look around for them!

Mama Bloom Postpartum group
*Mama Bloom 6-week Series Postpartum Group
The Mama Bloom 6-week series is a 6 week closed postpartum group for mamas with babies under 1 year old. This series is an intentional series exploring pertinent themes in motherhood and the transition into motherhood. The group will be a safe space for mamas to gain support, connection, community and greater fulfillment. This is a place a mama can be known and explore who she is as a new mama without judgment. This group begins with a set group of mamas and stays closed until the 6 weeks are over to help create a “tribe” for these mamas. Groups meet weekly for 2 hours and cover themes like identity as a new mama, radical self-care, practicing greater presence, and self-love and compassion. Expect to finish this series and have a greater sense of who you are as a mama and be able to embrace the challenges and joys of motherhood with greater acceptance and ease.
Series meets Wednesdays from 1:30pm-3:30pm. Babies always welcome. Cost is $125 for the series for non-ATX clients, $115 for ATX clients. Location: Birthwise Birth Center, 1709 Rio Grande St. Austin, TX 78701 Check the calendar for when the next 6 week series starts! (ATX Bloom PP Group Series 1 of 6 groups starts January 27th) Groups led by ATX birth doula and life coach, Nicole McCharen. Contact Nicole with questions at nicole.atxdoulas@gmail.com.

*Mama Bloom Drop-In Postpartum Group
This group is a drop-in group for new mamas with babies under 1 year old. This group is a place where a mama and her baby can come and just BE. Come connect with new mamas, practice breastfeeding/ bottle feeding in a safe space, talk with other mamas about current concerns and joys, and enjoy connection and support when needed in a casual environment. Babies always welcome, of course!
Drop in group is Wednesdays, 10:30am-11:45am. First group starts January 27th. Drop in donation sliding scale rate, $5-$15/ group. Location: Birthwise Birth Center, 1709 Rio Grande St. Austin, TX 78701 (ATX Bloom PP Group Drop-In) Group led by ATX birth doula and life coach, Nicole McCharen. Contact Nicole with questions at nicole.atxdoulas@gmail.com

Mamas for Mamas
Circle C Community Center, 7817 LaCrosse Ave, Austin, Texas. Please join us whenever you can for our free drop-in group! We hope to share information and provide a safe, confidential place in which pregnant and postpartum moms can talk about whatever might be going on for them. every Monday evening at the CC Community Center from 6:30-8; all mamas and infants-in-arms are welcome.

Moms Arising
1011 W 31st St, suite 506 Our group is for new and veteran moms seeking a little extra help! A free support group meeting every second Wednesday and fourth Saturday each month.

Mothers Unfolding
1401 Ridgehaven Drive, Austin TX 78723 Welcome to Postpartum! With the birth of a baby, there is also the Birth of a Mother. This realization helps me bring tenderness to myself and others who are unfolding into their new role as Mother. Each five week group explores the heart of what it means to be a mother, sharing wisdom and insight, while acknowledging the unique gifts and challenges of motherhood. There is a discussion topic for each gathering and plenty of time to get answers to your burning questions

The Circle – Austin Born
Forget Pinterest–THE CIRCLE is a postpartum group for when motherhood isn’t picture perfect. #realtalk, y’all.
THE CIRCLE is not a class, or a workshop or seminar. Facilitated by a professional postpartum doula, it’s a safe place to come as you are and share the joys and the struggles of becoming a mother. We’re all in this together and we’re all about unconditional support and encouragement.

 

Partners in Parenting

Newborn PIPsqueaks Groups: 0-4 months {$150} Our newborn groups bring together parents with babies 0-4 months old who all live in the same area of Austin. The 12-week program is led by a trained facilitator who will help you traverse the joys and challenges of being new parents. These sessions meet in the group members’ homes. Parents choose from a list of more than 35 parenting topics to discuss during their sessions. The registration fee comes out to roughly $12.50 a week, and includes access to a list of guest speakers that can be brought in for any of the topics that are covered during the 12 weeks, offers from our sponsors that are exclusive to PIP participants, and of course a network of families in your area with whom you will get to grow, learn and play alongside. The daytime sessions are for one parent and his/her baby, and the evening sessions are geared toward couples and their babies. All first-time parents are encouraged to join!

Baby PIPsqueaks Groups: 4-10 months {$100} Our baby groups bring together parents with babies 4-10 months old who all live in the same area of Austin. The 8-week program is led by a trained facilitator who will help you traverse the joys and challenges of being new parents. These sessions meet in the group members’ homes. Parents choose from a list of more than 30 parenting topics to discuss during their sessions. The registration fee comes out to roughly $12.50 a week, and includes access to a list of guest speakers that can be brought in for any of the topics that are covered during the 8 weeks, offers from our sponsors that are exclusive to PIP participants, and of course a network of families in your area with whom you will get to grow, learn and play alongside. The daytime sessions are for one parent and his/her baby, and the evening sessions are geared toward couples and their babies. All first-time parents are encouraged to join!

Please, don’t let $$ be a factor, PIP offers a scholarship program for families who need it.

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