New Parent Groups

Why Join a New Parent Group?

Social isolation can be a risk factor for postpartum depression and/or anxiety. So, what seems like a ‘social outing’ or an ‘unnecessary expense’ is actually fulfilling an important role for mothers’ and fathers’ well-being by reducing stress and strengthening social bonds. With a new parent support group you will:

  • Make new (possibly life-long) friends
  • Be part of and/or create a new community
  • A great opportunity to get out of the house
  • Get support and tips / validation from peers
  • Collaborate on topics and cover topics relevant to the parental postpartum period and newborn stages.

The people in your new parents group become the people who you can share the highs and lows of parenting with. As the babies grow, you’ll be able to swap notes, trade information, and see friendships form. Plus, in a pinch, you’ve got a group of people who might be able to pitch in and babysit!

Optimal timing for joining a new parents group: 3-8 weeks postpartum

All new parents groups are led by an experienced facilitator who will help in creating a supportive and non-judgemental space.

Babies under 6 months are welcomed and encouraged, breast or bottle fed.

New Dads Group

COST
$250.00 for six week series. New series forms every 6 weeks.

SCHEDULE
Thursdays @ our beautiful meeting space
@ 4200 California St. Ste 116, SF, CA 94118

Thursday, August 15th thru Thursday, September 19
6:30 pm – 7:45 pm.

Thursday, September 26th thru Thursday October 31st
6:30 – 7:45 pm.

Thursday, November 7th thru Thursday, December 12th
6:30 – 7:45 pm

We will take the rest of the year off and resume in January 2020!

CANCELLATION POLICY

  • If cancellation occurs within 2 weeks of the start of the group = full refund
  • If cancellation occurs the week prior to the start of the group = $125.00 or entire fee transferred to next group with an opening
  • If cancellation occurs within 7 days of the start of the group = $75.00 refund or entire fee transferred to next group with an opening

Please email info@bayareadoulaassociation.com should you need to cancel.

Register for New Dads Group

NEW DADS GROUPS FACILITATOR

Elon Bartlett
Elon Bartlett, DC

Elon Bartlett, founder of Acorn Wellness Center, has always had a passion for optimal body mechanics and bodywork which can be seen in his background as a massage therapist and advanced student of Tai Chi Chuan. Another passion of his, empowering birth, began as a child upon seeing images of his own, peaceful home birth. Once he made the progression from massage therapist to chiropractor, he combined his passions by specializing in prenatal and post-partum care. Dr. Bartlett has been a long standing member of a professional men’s group and has much experience interacting and supporting all types of men experiencing big life transitions.

New Moms Group

COST
$250.00 for six week series. New series forms every month

SCHEDULE
Tuesdays @ our beautiful meeting space
@ 4200 California St. Ste 116, SF, CA 94118

Tuesday, August 13th thru Tuesday, September 17th
11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Tuesday, September 17th thru Tuesday, October 15th
1:00 pm – 2:15 pm

Tuesday, October 15th thru Tuesday, November 12th
11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Tuesday November 12th – Tuesday, December 17th
1:00 pm – 2:15 pm

We will take the rest of the year off and resume in January 2020!

CANCELLATION POLICY

  • If cancellation occurs within 2 weeks of the start of the group = full refund
  • If cancellation occurs the week prior to the start of the group = $125.00 or entire fee transferred to next group with an opening
  • If cancellation occurs within 7 days of the start of the group = $75.00 refund or entire fee transferred to next group with an opening

Please email info@bayareadoulaassociation.com should you need to cancel.

Register for New Moms Group

NEW MOMS GROUPS FACILITATOR

Gillian Gillette
Gillian Gillette

Gillian Gillette was trained as a doula and placenta encapsulator by Felicia Roche through Working Woman. Her experience with post-natal care was through both her experience with her two children (14, 9) and as lay educator and group leader through Mother’s Support Network in Sacramento. Gillian loves that birth and bonding is best explained through science and best experienced through love. In her spare time, she attends as much live theater as she can and reads as many books as possible.