A DOULA is a trained birth professional who provides continuous emotional & physical support to birthing individuals during labor, delivery and early postpartum. Doulas are part of the maternity care team and help improve birth outcomes for parents and infants by advocating for the needs and wishes for people while they labor and give birth. Doulas also provide support after the birth and can assist with breastfeeding, newborn care questions, support and resources.
You deserve a doula who understands your needs. Our Community-based doulas come from within the communities we serve and are given training and support from Mama to Mama to meet the unique needs of our clients and their families. Our doulas are for all people, all pregnancies, and all choices.
Doulas are provided at no cost for for low-income families (below 185% FPL).
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With Doula and childbirth educator, Jenny Claire Hoffmann
*this program is currently on hold due to the restrictions of Covid-19
Pregnancy, birth and new baby care will be discussed in a weekly rotation of topics. This is FREE, no pre-registration required and open to the community. Partners and support people are always welcome.
Week 1: Healthy Pregnancy/Healthy Postpartum
Week 2: Birth Basics/Baby Care FAQ
Week 3: Your Best Birth/Feeding Baby
Week 4: Understanding Your Medical Choices/ Baby's Health
Week 5: Birth Plans/ Mom and Baby together
Week 6: Building Your Support Network for Birth and Beyond
All pregnant and parenting participants will receive diapers at each visit.
For more information just post in the Facebook event or message our page.
Each series is kicked off with a Community Baby Shower where we link new and expectant parents with resources & support, friends, and provide a light meal and cake.
Our Community Prenatal Classes and Baby Showers are FREE.
PLEASE CALL Family Health Center to RSVP for Baby Showers: 502-772-8588
Join Mama to Mama for this weekly gathering...
FAMILY PLAY GROUPS
ARTS IN PLAY
This fun-filled, weekly drop-in play group is open to any caregiver and their infant or young child. Build positive connections between caregivers and children, relieve stress, and develop body awareness that supports positive learning and growth!
Are you looking for fun play opportunities for you and your little one? Chances for you and your children to have fun and try new things?
Join Mama To Mama, Family Health Centers and Growbabygrow: Creative Dance for Happy Families Thursday mornings at 10 to move, sing, dance and play. All activities are geared toward kiddos up to 5.
Tune in from the comfort of your home to learn new skills, make new friends and connect to new resources to raise happy and healthy kids.
Thursdays: 10am via Zoom
LENA at Arts in Play
Join us for this 10-week virtual playgroup that incorporates the Arts in Play GrowBabyGrow curriculum and the LENA talk pedometer program that strengthens the adult/child dyad through interactive talking. Simple back and forth conversations between you and your little one nurtures your growing relationships and are a strong influencer for building early language, improving your baby's school readiness.
Our LENA at Arts in Play family playgroups are FREE and open to families with children between 2-32 months of age who live in the Louisville area.
*Families must live within one of the zip codes listed below and must have a combined family income of less than $45,000.00.
Each virtual session throughout the 10 weeks will include stories, songs, plenty of movement and activities that enhance relationships and language skills.
Between weekly playgroups, families will use the LENA System, a "talk pedometer", that tracks syllables during the back and forth conversations between you and your little one and helps you set goals and track language progress.
Meet other families with young children
Get 10 new books and 10 new toys
Earn grocery gift cards for participation
Kindle and hotspot are provided
*Eligible Zip Codes:
40202, 40203, 40208, 40209, 40210, 40211, 40212, 40213, 40214, 40215, 40216, 40217, 40218, 40219, 40220, 40228, 40229, 40242, 40258, 40272, 40292, 40299
10:00 - 11:00 am
Upcoming Session Dates
June 1 - August 2 (10 weeks)
Zoom...from your living room!
Pre-register via the links above.