Free Prenatal & Postpartum Support Groups

(FREE) Connect & Learn

(FREE) Connect & Learn

REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED

Format: Online via Zoom

Price: FREE

Topic, Day & Time: Please Click Here to Review The Topic, Day &  Time 

Note: You must be a client of EB Doulas or Begin With Ashley  to participate in this group. The zoom link will be posted in our private facebook group.

A monthly zoom for all EB Doula clients prenatal and parenting with an educational presentation by a relevant speaker (pelvic floor pt, dog trainer to discuss baby and pets, chiropractor, naturopathic doctor, car seat tech, etc. We will also have Q&A at the end of each session.

(FREE) 4th Trimester Support Group

(FREE) 4th Trimester Support Group

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Format: In-person at 3074 Whitney Ave, Bldg 2, Hamden, CT, 06418

Price: FREE

Day & Time: Wednesday,, 11:00am to 1:00pm

Note: hosted by New Life Doulas

Open to the public, community and support for new families.

(FREE) Baby Wearing Group

(FREE) Baby Wearing Group

REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED

Format: In-Person

Price: FREE

Day & Time:  June 3  -  July 8  -  August 19

Time: 11:45am- 12:45am

Note: Hosted by Meredith Young

Join us for a babywearing meet up! All are welcome to come learn about how to safely use baby carriers.  Volunteers will be available to help you with your own carriers or you can try one of our library carriers at the meeting. Members also have the option to check carriers out for the month to try at home.  All caregivers and children are welcome. Meetings are free and open to the public!

Click Here to view our lending library

(FREE) Latch & Weight Checks

(FREE) Latch & Weight Checks

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Format: In-person at 3074 Whitney Ave, Bldg 2, Hamden, CT, 06418

Price: FREE

Day & Time: Friday, 9am-12:30pm

Note: hosted by Milkin' Melanin

Open to the public, community and support for new families.

(FREE) LGBTQIA+ Support Group

(FREE) LGBTQIA+ Support Group

REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED

Format: In-person at 3074 Whitney Ave, Bldg 2, Hamden, CT, 06418

Price: FREE

Day & Time: Please contact us for the group's meeting schedule (click here to email)

Note: Hosted by a queer peer.

Join other LGBTQIA+ families (preconception to 2 years old) for a social support group.

(FREE) Postpartum Support Group

(FREE) Postpartum Support Group

REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED

Format: In-person at 3074 Whitney Ave, Bldg 2, Hamden, CT, 06418

Price: FREE

Day & Time: Friday, 11:00am to 1:00pm

Note: You must be a client of EB Doulas to participate in this group.

Create a connection with other new parents and facilitated by Begin with Ashley.

(FREE) Begin With Ashley Clients: Q&A With Your Local Doula

(FREE) Begin With Ashley: Q&A With Your Local Doula

*Begin With Ashley Clients Only*

REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED

Format: Virtual

Price: FREE

Day & Time: Monday, 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Our Instructors

Ashley Minihan

15+ years of experience

  • CD(DONA), CLC, CPST, ICCE
  • Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician
  • Certified Lactation Counselor
  • Certified Childbirth Educator
  • Certified Spinning Babies® Parent Educator
  • DONA Certified Doula

Instructor for: Childbirth, Breastfeeding, Hello First Trimester, Mindful Birth, Spinning Babies, and Advanced Coping Strategies

Merideth Young
Meredith Young has been a volunteer with this group since 2015 and an educator since 2016.  She is the current treasurer and has served as president.  She first started wearing when her oldest son was born and is still wearing her youngest when he will go up at 3 years old! She loves to share babywearing with others and loves helping get others comfortable in their carriers.  
Instructor for: Baby Wearing
Samantha Heenan

5+ years of experience

  • CD(DONA), CPST-I, CPES
  • Certified in Child Passenger Safety
  • Certified in Placenta Encapsulation
  • DONA Certified Doula

Instructor for: Infant Safety & CPR and Breastfeeding

Rebecca Greenberg

5+ years of experience

  • CD(DONA)
  • DONA Certified Doula

Instructor for: Early Parenting and 4th Trimester Support Group

Danielle Freeman

Dani is the owner of Milkin’ Melanin Lactation Services LLC and the founder of Paving The Way: Diversity In Lactation, Inc. She is a Board Member for the Connecticut Breastfeeding Coalition assisting employers to become breastfeeding friendly, guiding prospective IBCLC candidates that identify as BIPOC through the process of getting credentialed, and managing the CBC’s social media platforms and CT’s ZipMilk directory.

Instructor for: Latch & Weight Checks

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