Wednesday, February 11, 2009

How did she know...

Just when I'm feeling a bit unappreciated, frustrated (with home life, not with baby), tired, alone - I get a call from a nurse from the local health unit. Asking if there was anything I needed from them.

I said, "What have you got?"

They offer support to moms who have PPD, they answer questions about baby's heath, answer questions about mom's health (seriously, about this tear that's not healing...) and they have drop in sessions for new moms.

I bit on the drop in sessions.

They're every Wednesday, not far from my place for two hours in the afternoon. She says that it's very popular in my area and lots of moms go. She said that moms get to talk and visit and relate to each other and the things we are going though. And lots of moms stay friends long after the drop-ins. There is also a guest speaker every week who talks about different topics.

I'm sold. At least to try it out. I'm just bummed that she called too late in the day and I have to wait a week.

It's like she knew I needed that call. Or is it at the 2 month mark that everyone starts to struggle with feeling a bit shitty inside and out?


noswimmers said...

That sounds like a good opportunity, can't wait to hear how it goes! :)

Sandra said...

Hi! Nice to meet you. I look forward to getting to know you better!

Emily said...

Hope it ends up being fun!

Somewhat Ordinary said...

I think you'll actually enjoy that. The first weekday we were home from the hospital I went to a breastfeeding support group. It was 3 days a week and I went all 3 days. It was nice to get out of the house and meet with other mothers. Even after my milk dried up at 8 weeks I still continued to go. I firmly believe it was this group that helped me keep my sanity!

Wishing you luck!

Emily said...

Mommy groups are the best. Just having someone else know what you are going through (and being there too is priceless!)


Sarah said...

The mom group idea sounds brilliant. I hope that it really helps out with whatever you're going through, because at the very least there will be other women who understand a little bit, right?

Here's a *hug* to tie you over until then!

Aurelia said...

I love those groups! And ask her about a Doc who can see you about the tear, you might need a gyne for that. Ouch.