New motherhood and the pressures of daily life often bring about many challenges. Not only are you learning your new role as a parent, but you are also adjusting to your changing body, relationship with your partner, daily schedule and more.
Mommy Talk is a monthly group designed to connect new moms with useful information in an environment that allows for social interaction and sharing. Each month, the group focuses on a topic geared towards new moms and allows time for open discussion. All new moms are welcome. Feel free to hold your baby in your arms if you don't have childcare.
This group meets the third Monday of the month from 7-8 p.m. at WellSpan Women's Center, 35 Monument Rd., 2nd floor classroom.
For more information, please contact Wendy McDowell at (717) 851-4305 or via email at email@example.com.
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Parent Support (NICUPS)
The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Parent Support (NICUPS) is a community support organization, supported and facilitated entirely by local parents, community members and NICU nursing staff. NICUPS is devoted to offering support to parents and caregivers of premature and special needs newborns.
Organized by previous NICU parents, the group members discuss experiences, share stories and learn from one another.
If you would like to talk to someone in the Parent Support group, please call the NICU family liason nurse, Sue Johnson, at (717) 651-5961. We also run group on Facebook under the name "York NICU Parent Support."
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Resource Group
Meets quarterly 2nd Monday in Feb., June and Oct., 6-7:30 p.m. at the WellSpan Adams Health Center, 2nd floor conference room. Adolescent girls & women diagnosed with PCOS face a number of challenges and often feel lost when asking for help with their diagnosis. This group is meant to provide education and skills making it easier to live with PCOS. There is no charge of this program however registration is required. Call Betsy Wargo, RD, CDE at (717) 339-2764 for more information and to register.
HOPE (Hopeful Outcome Pregnancy Experience)
This service includes one-on-one patient assistance over the phone. A referral by a nurse is needed. For more information, call Barb Buchko,RN at 851-5256.
The Healing Hearts support group is new this year and is a time of sharing and mutual support with other parents who have experienced miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth and newborn death.
This group meets the third Thursday of the month from 7-8:30 p.m. at Country Meadows of Leader's Heights, 2760 Pine Grove Road, York.
For additional information please contact Jodi Runge, WellSpan Bereavement Services, at (717) 851-3467 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please check the message at (717) 851-3467 for any cancellation announcements before each meeting.