We designed our postpartum groups to encourage you, connect you to a community, share useful information, and nurture you in the postpartum season.
We cover a wide range of pertinent topics and we tailor each group based on their unique needs and questions. The groups are facilitated to be dynamic and co-created.
Examples of topics include:
Though we value knowledge, this is NOT a class. We know you don’t need more information that leaves you feeling overwhelmed. You need to feel seen, heard, confident, and less alone. That’s why we created these groups! Our intention is a group that is facilitated for deep connection and care of one another.
We offer guided postpartum groups virtually and in person, with both local (Austin, TX) and non-local to Austin options.
We generally offer new groups on a consistent schedule depending on the type of group, see below.
Mama Bloom is for first-time mamas and Mama Blooms Again is our group for mamas of subsequent babies.
For 6 weeks, you will gather in person with two Mama Bloom facilitators to guide you through an intentional time of connection, resources, and learning.
Groups meet for 2 hours per session. Babies are always welcome. Snacks provided.
Room is set up with pillows and boppys. We want you to be physically comfortable with your baby. Connections outside of the group will be set up with other group members in the first group.
For 7 weeks, you will gather in person with two Mama Bloom facilitators to guide you through an intentional time of connection, resources, and learning.
Groups meet for 2 hours per session. Babies are always welcome.
We intentionally foster community and warmth even through Zoom!
What else do you get when you join Mama Bloom?
Frequently Asked Questions
When do you recommend joining?
We get feedback that joining as soon as you can is better especially since the first three months can be challenging. You can join as early as 1 day post birth up until your baby is 6 months old. It depends on your comfort level.
Are babies welcome? Or is it okay if I don’t bring my baby?
Babies 6 months and under are always welcome to come join mama in the group. Also, if for some reason, you are not able to bring your baby, that is okay too. You get to decide what feels best to you!
What type of person is this group for? Is it only for a certain “type” of mama?
This group is for all types of people who are raising babies. We recognize and honor your unique journey and we set up our groups to be one of non-judgement, honor, and understanding. Everyone in our group will have similarities and differences and we know that is healthy and important. You are welcome in our space and we are committed to a sense of safety and care for one another. We also acknowledge that many people have many differences whether it be cultural, racial, spiritual, and/ or the myriad of differences that are so significant for each of us. We strive to include, honor, and acknowledge all of these in our spaces.
Can this group be for those who don’t identify with the word “mama,” “mother,” or other words like it?
Absolutely! We realize these words can be loaded for many, some love them and some don’t. You get to decide what mama means to you, and/ or you get to decide who you are and what you want to be called. If you don’t resonate with this word and/ or would like to use different terms, please let us know. We would love to hear from you if you relate to this and have another need. Please reach out to us.
Do you offer scholarships for those who can’t afford the fee but really want to take part?
Yes, we do offer scholarships for those who want to take part in the group but cannot afford it. We have a high value of accessibility in our work and at the same time believe our work is valuable. We hold the complex duality of both of these values.
If you are in need of a scholarship please reach out directly to Nicole. We prioritize scholarships to BIPOC (black, indigenous, people of color) and other individuals who may need a scholarship and give space in each group for anonymous scholarship recipients.
Do you have a sickness policy? Do you prioritize caution as it pertains to keeping everyone healthy during the postpartum period?
We have a sick policy that we send out in advance and ask each person to adhere to it. We prioritize the health and safety of our group participants. Due to this, we generally do not “pass” babies around, we prioritize cleanliness and caution in the space, and are mindful to communicate about the sick policy regularly. If you would like to see a copy of this please reach out to us.
Also, we have an updated Covid sick policy and Covid precautions in place as well. Due to consistent changes in the pandemic, we regularly revisit our plans for health and safety to ensure that is top priority.
Do you offer 1-1 sessions for more individualized support and needs?
Each person on our team has unique individual offerings based on their experiences and training and would love to support you if you are seeking 1-1 support. You can read more about them in their bios HERE and see a general overview below.