We are proud to announce that this year marks 10 Years of our Mother Baby Nurture program.
Mother Baby Nurture is a unique postnatal support group, focusing on supporting the connection between mothers and newborn babies during those important early months.
We celebrated this milestone at an event, which was funded by a PANDA Week grant, at Neill McDougall Park. All past families who had completed the program were invited to attend and despite the weather, there was a great turnout.
There were fun activities for the kids to enjoy including a DIY Herb Garden Station thanks to Bunnings Homebase Wembley & Karrinyup Community Mens Shed, bubbles and box play.
The morning also gave everyone the opportunity to reflect on their personal experiences and celebrate how far they had come.
Thank you to those who attended and helped make the event special, you can have a look at the photos from the morning here.
Mother–Baby Nurture is a unique program to Playgroup WA that provides a safe space for mothers to explore their experience of early parenting and reflect on the relationship with their baby in a non-judgemental and non-competitive environment. The program has proven to assist with postnatal anxiety and depression, strengthen the mother-infant relationship and reduce social isolation.
This milestone comes alongside PANDA Week and has also provided us with the opportunity to open up the conversation around the current issues surrounding perinatal anxiety and depression among mothers with new babies. Motherhood brings with it many new challenges and many new mothers require support to help with building a relationship between themselves and their baby.
This need for support has become more important than ever with demand high and families having to be waitlisted for the Mother–Baby Nurture program, which was recently covered in this article from The West.