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Mothers as Mentors matches pregnant and postpartum mothers with experienced mothers to provide emotional support and connection to resources

Mothers as Mentors matches pregnant and postpartum mothers with experienced mothers to provide emotional support and connection to resources

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Kelly commented on UPDATED: Mothers as Mentors

Thanks, Tamara. I'm very familiar with Fussy Baby, as I served on Colorado's Fussy Baby Network for about 4 years. I think that mothers who struggle with fussy babies are also a group that could benefit from connection to someone else who went through it, and research indicates that fussiness and maternal mental health are intertwined! Does Erickson's Fussy Baby Network have a specific projected submitted for this prize? Thanks ! Kelly

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Kelly commented on UPDATED: Mothers as Mentors

Would love to be in touch. I agree, mental health symptoms often get in the way of getting support. That's why I think embedding networks within local communities would be helpful and less stigmatizing than seeking services through a mental health agency.  I'm playing with the idea of mothers who identified as having "struggled" in someway versus specifying mental health issues. The tranistion to motherhood is so hard, we could all use some dedicated support. I will look at your project, sounds interesting.

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Kelly commented on UPDATED: Mothers as Mentors

Thank you. Any feedback is welcome.