Creating Community Support
Many organizations exist that offer a framework and a name for support for birth issues but here are some pointers to help you create and promote ideas within your community to help you find what is right for you.
- Communities value support for pregnant women, new mothers and babies.
- Advertise in grocery stores, community or business billboards, local libraries, free newsletters, local newspaper calendars
- keep in mind that new mom’s groups should extend past the first year. While this first year is important, many moms do not reach for support until they feel capable of leaving the home for several hours and for moms who are looking for support for birth issues, the first year may be a powerful trigger for her to begin looking.
- Use social media. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and more…where there are pictures of babies, there are new moms looking for other new moms for support!