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Social Connections & Support Groups

Baby Parent Time

A weekly parenting and baby play group for parents and their babies. Group topics come from class participant’s questions and concerns and include topics such as Travel with Baby, Infant Brain Development and Games to Play with baby, etc.

Baby Parent Time gives parents the opportunity to bring their concerns to a professional nurse while sharing information and ideas with other new parents. Come, make new friends and give baby some infant social time too.

Schedule: This group meets weekly face-to-face on campus at Bartlett Regional Hospital. Registration is required at this time.

To get connected with our groups and community, please join us on Facebook at Bartlett Baby & Toddler Groups. You can also contact us through email or phone to receive more details.

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Parents of Toddlers Group

A weekly group for parents with children aged 1-3 years. Group topics come from parent’s questions and concerns such as Discipline, Travel with Toddler, Weaning, Activities for Toddler and Speech Development among many others.

Schedule:This support group is currently meeting weekly on Tuesday evening through Zoom. You can join us in Zoom by using a computer with internet connectivity, a tablet, a smart phone, OR simply by dialing in on a more traditional telephone line. Registration provides a recurring Zoom link, and you can join us any week!

To get connected with our groups and community, please join us on Facebook at Bartlett Baby & Toddler Groups. You can also contact us through email or phone to receive the link for the Zoom meeting and to be a part of our email communication list.

Dads 'n' Kiddos Play Group

This fathers' group gives Dad time with their infants and/or toddlers in a safe, fun atmosphere. Topics of interest to fathers are discussed e.g. Saving for College, Brain Development, Toddler Proofing Your Home, Car Seat Safety, Discipline, etc.

Schedule: This group meets the first Saturday of the month for outdoor walks and play. The time and location varies. Information is provided through our email list and through the Facebook Group mentioned below.

To get connected with our groups and community, please join us on Facebook at Bartlett Baby & Toddler Groups. You can also contact us through email or phone to receive the link for the Zoom meeting and to be a part of our email communication list.

Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Group

Many families have experienced the loss of a pregnancy or infant and need a place to share and listen. Please join us in a safe space to connect and learn from one another.

This group meets monthly, the last Wednesday of the month 6-7pm virtually through Zoom.

Group sessions facilitated by: Sara Gress, MS, RN, IBCLC and Teri Forst, LPC-S, MAC, NCC

One-time registration is required to receive a recurring Zoom link.

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"Real Talk" Mothers' Support Group

The challenges of "mothering" are great. This group provides a chance to connect with other mothers, and talk openly about your experiences without fear of judgement. Whether you are going through stress, adjustment to parenting, Baby Blues, or pregnancy or postpartum depression/anxiety, or just want to talk to some folks outside of your usual circle, this group is all about that "Real Talk".

This group meets monthly, the last Wednesday of the month 7-8pm virtually through Zoom.

Group sessions facilitated by: Sara Gress, MS, RN, IBCLC and Teri Forst, LPC-S, MAC, NCC

One-time registration is required to receive a recurring Zoom link.

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Birth Healing and Reflection Group Series

One in three women would consider their childbirth experience to be traumatic. Processing the complex emotions surrounding unexpected or traumatic birth events offers a path for healing. Please join us for a safe space to connect and support one another.

This group is offered as a three session weekly series. Each two-hour session will build on the discussions from the prior week.

Week 1: Sharing your birth story
Week 2: Reflecting on how this has shaped and influenced the past for you
Week 3: Healing and looking toward the future (partners/support people are invited to this session)


Sessions are facilitated by: Sara Gress, MS, RN, IBCLC and Teri Forst, LPC-S, MAC, NCC

Participation in this three-session group does require a one-time registration. A recurring Zoom link to attend all three sessions will be sent to you following your registration.

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