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Prenatal & Parent Education

COVID-19 SUPPORT GROUP UPDATE

All face-to-face support group meetings will be temporarily suspended. Support for victims and survivors is still available through our 24-hour crisis line. Please contact your advocate if you are a member of any YWCA Kalamazoo support group and are in need of additional or emergency support.

“Baby Bump” Peer Support Group                                                        Tuesdays 1:00 pm- 2:30 pm

Baby Bump is a peer support group for pregnant, postpartum, and interconception families with children ages 0-5 years old in Kalamazoo County. This group offers fun, hands-on activities and
education of relevant topics like:

  • Baby’s care and safety
  • Baby’s growth and development
  • Baby’s nutrition
  • Breastfeeding
  • Healthy relationships
  • Mom’s health during and after pregnancy
  • Reproductive health
  • Safe sleep practices.

Additionally, Baby Bump invites guest speakers to help teach and facilitate conversation about how parents can teach, bond, and interact with their children. Children are welcome to attend; childcare will be provided. Sessions are 8 weeks. For more information or to enroll, call 269-345-5595 ext. 313 or email wish@ywcakalamazoo.org.

Making it Real Parenting Class                                                               Wednesdays 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This is a nine-week parenting class open to survivors of domestic abuse, substance abuse, or other crisis situations; who are raising children, experiencing CPS involvement, or want to gain positive parenting skills.  Dinner and childcare are provided.  Please call for more information and to pre-register.

Goodnight Moon – Infant Safe Sleep Workshop

YWCA WISH provides free safe sleep training for community members and organizations that work with families. The purpose of the training is to develop tools and tactics to communicate and practice safe sleep guidelines. Good Night Moon provides comprehensive education around a safe sleep environment, a review of unsafe sleep products, and tips for having conversations with friends and families about infant safe sleep. For more information or to enroll, call 269-345-5595 ext. 313 or email wish@ywcakalamazoo.org.