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MomsBloom, building strong families by supporting mothers through the challenges of the postpartum stage.

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the newborn stage is a critical time. 

Regardless of the situation, bringing home a newborn baby is a challenging transition for the entire family - and especially for mothers. Recovering physically, tending to babies with never-ending needs day and night, and continuing to meet the life demands that existed before the baby are all difficult undertakings. While striving to rise and meet the occasion, mothers can also find themselves feeling isolated or battling symptoms of a perinatal mood disorder like postpartum depression or anxiety.

The struggle to cope during this time period can contribute marriages and relationships ending, increased child abuse, or losing financial stability. MomsBloom seeks to prevent negative outcomes by providing the practical and emotional support that reduces stress and promotes a successful transition through the postpartum stage.

MomsBloom is building a community moms can be confident in.

We recruit, train, and match postpartum volunteers with mothers who’ve asked for help. These volunteers visit the families 1-2 hours per week to assist them with whatever they may need, whether its mentorship on newborn care, connecting to community resources (whether its social service agencies or mental health providers), help with older siblings or household tasks, or providing mom with the opportunity to rest or shower. Our aim is to provide mothers of newborns with the support they need during that challenging postpartum stage so that the whole family can thrive.

“This is a wonderful program. Having help has been invaluable. It is amazing how having the extra support for a few hours changed my whole week.”
— Susan