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New Moms Support Group NYC

 
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Call Renee at (917) 578-3733 to learn more about the programs.
 
The Moms Group has facilitated weekly chats hosted in 32 locations a week since 2008. There are specialized groups for 1) expectant moms, 2) new moms, 3) moms of older babies, and 4) second-time moms. Groups are led by a facilitator and members may also access parenting support online and via phone.
 
Locations
Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Union Square, Chelsea, Flatiron, Murray Hill, Midtown East, and Midtown West in Manhattan, and Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Williamsburg, and Park Slope in Brooklyn. Chats are taking place online now.
 
Contact
Email rebekah@themomsgroups.com with your neighborhood and due date and they will send along some options or call Renee at 917-578-3733 to learn more about the programs. Group information at Meetup – meetup.com/New-Moms-Support-Group-NYC.
 
Updated on March 21, 2021
 


The Motherhood Center of New York

 
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205 Lexington Avenue, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10016
(212) 335-0034
| info@themotherhoodcenter.com
 
The Motherhood Center provides supportive services for new and expectant moms, including a range of treatment options for women suffering from perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.
 
Services
The Motherhood Center offers virtual classes and support groups for all new and expectant moms and their partners. Classes range from $25-50 per group.
 
Contact
Call (212) 335-0034 or send an email to info@themotherhoodcenter.com.
 
Updated on March 21, 2021
 


Kids in the House (Parenting Videopedia)

 
kidsinthehousewww.kidsinthehouse.com
(310) 899-6026
 
Kids in the House is the largest parenting video library in the world. This educational website aims to help parents and caregivers become better at parenting by educating, inspiring and entertaining. This resource contains over 9,000 videos from 500 leading parenting experts, including doctors, pediatricians, psychologists, educators, best-selling authors, celebrities, and parents themselves.
 
Updated on March 14, 2021
 


Growth and Child Development by the New York State Parent Portal

 

NYS Parenting Portal

Growth & Child Development
NYS Parenting Guide
 
Find parenting resources to enhance your role as a parent for your child. Visit the NYS Parent Portal for more information.
 
Español: Encuentra recursos para mejorar tu rol como padre o madre para tu hijo. Visita el Portal para Padres del NYS para más información.


Nurse Family Partnership (First-Time Pregnant Moms)

 
nurse-family-partnership Nurse-Family Partnerhip (serving all boroughs)
Call 311 and ask for “Nurse-Family Partnership”
Referrals: newmoms@nursefamilypartnership.org

 

COVID-19 update: The Nurse-Family Partnership is offering 100% telehealth services. If you need a phone to access telehealth services, NFP will provide you with one. Learn more here.

 
Maternal and child health nurses are the backbone of the Nurse-Family Partnership.
 
A nurse-led maternal health and home visitation program, Nurse-Family Partnership partners serve low-income, first-time moms.
 
Moms with their very own free Nurse­-Family Partnership personal nurse will get the support, advice, and information they need during their pregnancy and when their baby arrives.
 
Your nurse will support you to:
-Know what to expect during pregnancy and childbirth.
-Learn how to take care of your baby (feeding, bathing, safe sleep, and more).
-Understand how babies learn and grow.
-Connect with other resources and services, like health insurance, mental health care, child care and educational programs.
-Achieve personal goals, such as continuing your education and developing job skills.
-Give your baby the best possible start to life.
 
To qualify for their free services you must be a first-time mom that is pregnant 28 weeks or less, but your nurse would love to work with you as early in your pregnancy as possible. There is also an income eligibility requirement. Learn about eligibility criteria by calling your nearest NFP agency. Locate your agency on the NFP homepage.
 
The nursing program is available to first-time mothers regardless of age, immigration status or gender identity.
 


Room To Grow NYC (Parenting Support & Education/Baby Essentials)

 
room_to_grow_logoManhattan Family Center (Korea Town) 
South Bronx Family Center
(212) 620-7800
infony@roomtogrow.org
 

COVID-19 Update: All visits are now virtual. Families meet with their clinicians for regularly scheduled visits via phone or video chat. Essential baby clothing and gear are shipped directly to families’ doorsteps through various partnerships. E-gift cards for baby items and urgent needs are distributed to all families as part of their visit. Additional office hours are available daily via text, phone, and video chat.

 
Room to Grow is a 3-year program that provides low-income families with one-to-one parenting coaching and support. This includes discussing developmental stages, offering strategies to recognize and respond to their child’s many needs, and providing resources and support to help cope with raising a child in typically stressful circumstances. At every visit, parents also receive age-appropriate material necessities, allowing them to provide fully for their baby in an immediate and meaningful way.
 
If you are pregnant (no more than 36 weeks along) and you would like to learn more about parenting & helping your baby develop, consider applying to Room to Grow. Call (212) 620-7800 for more information.
 


Text4baby (Pregnancy Educational App)

 
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Text BABY (or BEBE for Spanish) to 511411
FAQ
 
The free Text4baby app makes it easy for you to get critical health and safety information. As the perfect companion to text messages sent by text4baby, you can get more health and safety tips and access fun, interactive features, including how your baby is growing each week, your progress and medical updates, quizzes, and appointment reminders.
 
Text messages are free for people who have pay-as-you-go or pre-paid cell phones. Learn more here.
 

Text4baby es una aplicación móvil gratis donde podrás aprender acerca de tu salud y seguridad durante el embarazo y la de tu bebé. Además de recibir mensajes de texto por Text4baby, podrás en la aplicación aprender acceder funciones interactivas incluyendo el crecimiento de tu bebé cada semana, tu progreso y noticias médicas, quizzes, y recordatorios de citas.
 
Los mensajes de texto son gratuitos para cuentas de celulares prepagados.

 



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