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									Postpartum Support International of Washington
Support Groups & Classes Oct. 23, 2007

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Clallum County, Port Angeles. FREE. Parenting/maternal/child support programs, PPMD support groups, and teen parenting programs. First Step Family Support Center. Call 360.457.8355 to register and for dates and times. Clark County, Vancouver. FREE. Baby Blues Connection support groups; contact 360.735.5571 for specific information and times.

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 Cowlitz County, Longview. Contact the Family Health Center at 360.423.7740 ext. 109 for dates, location, and times. Facilitated by Lisa Loeb.
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Grant County, Moses Lake. FREE. "The Mommy's Club." Meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month, 1:30 - 3:00 pm; Moses Lake Community Health Center, 605 Coolidge Drive, Moses Lake. Call clinic at 800.371.8638 or 509.765.0674 for more information. Facilitated by: Christy Youngers. King County, Kirkland. FREE. "This Is Not What I Expected." Meets the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month at 7 pm; Evergreen Hospital, 12040 NE 128th Street, Kirkland. Check main desk for room location. Call 425.899.1000 for more information. Facilitated by: Wendy Davies-Dean and Laura Zeman. King County, Seattle. FREE. "Understanding the Moods of Motherhood." Meets weekly at Swedish Hospital, Mondays from 4 - 5:30 pm, excluding holidays. In the Nordstrom Tower at 1229 Madison, 6th Floor, Classroom 3. Registration not necessary. Call 206.386.3321 for more information. Facilitated by: Margaret Bergman-Ness. Kitsap County, Bainbridge Island. FREE. "Gathering for Postpartum Support." Meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month, 12:30 - 1:30 pm; Grace Church, 8595 NE Day Road. Call 206.755.6066 for more information. Babes in arms welcome. Facilitators: Sarah Townsend and Francie Powell. Pierce County, Puyallup. FREE. "This is Not What I Expected." Meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month, 11:30 am -12:30 pm; Puyallup Library, 324 S Meridian, Puyallup. Call 253.841.5454 or 253.370.7970 for more information. Facilitated by: Christy Christian and Kathleen Pantoja. Snohomish County, Everett. FREE. "Beyond the Birth." Postpartum Mood Disorders support group. Offered 6:30 - 8 pm the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month, excluding

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holidays. Providence Women and Children's Pavilion, 900 Pacific Avenue, 5th Floor Classroom; Everett. For more information please call 206.604.0996. Facilitated by: Juliana Nason Ashe and Kariena Brosten.  Thurston County, Tumwater: FREE. Meets every Wednesday, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm, excluding holidays, at the Tumwater Timberland Library. Call 360.349.2346 for more information. Facilitator: Tammy Putvin. Yakima County, Sunnyside. FREE. Contact Sunnyside Community Hospital at 509.837.1313 for location, dates, and times. Facilitated by Sandra Linde.

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Other Programs of Interest
 "Connect™, A Mother's Group." Support and education during the first year of baby's life. For questions about times, dates, or to register please contact Tina at 425.941.9061 ortina@doulaservicesnw.com. www.doulaservicesnw.com "Conscious Fathering." Offered at various locations in King County. Contact the Conscious Fathering program at Parent Trust for more information. Offers "Skills for New Dads" classes for expectant and new fathers. The Conscious Fathering Program helps expectant fathers:
Connect with baby from birth Keep baby as comfortable as possible Have a plan for when "everything goes wrong" Have fun with other new fathers

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The goal of the program is to provide basic infant care skills and encouragement to men on the eve of fatherhood. By providing the male partner with knowledge of how to care for and nurture his infant child he will be better equipped to create a strong positive bond with his new baby and strive for equal responsibility when parenting. For further information, locations, and times, contact Bernie Dorsey, Founder and Program Coordinator, at Parent Trust for Washington's Children, 206.233.0156 ext. 227 or bdorsey@parenttrust.org. www.consciousfathering.org
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Family Services/New Parent Services 11911 NE 1st Street, Suite 300 Bellevue, WA 98005

425.450.0332 "Beyond The Baby Blues" -- Treatment for pregnancy and Postpartum Mood Disorders. Consultation; individual, couple, and mother - infant psychotherapy; on-going psychoeducational/therapy group for PPMD. "Listening Mothers" -Small groups for new mothers and their babies designed to help mothers adjust to parenthood and develop secure attachment with their babies. "Bringing Baby Home"

Workshops for expecting and new parents. This program, designed by Drs. John and Julie Gottman, helps you maintain a strong relationship with your partner while giving your baby solid, consistent love and care. For more information on any of these services call 425.450.0332 or nps@family-services.org.
 "First Weeks." Donation-suggested support group for mothers, infants, and families from birth to 12 weeks. New parent survival skills, breastfeeding support, information about soothing babies, and more. First Weeks meets from 12 - 2 pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays in Seattle. Call 206.720.0511 for more information. "Let's Talk About Sleep." Group meets once a month in Seattle. Email Ann Keppler at annkeppler@comcast.net for dates and times. "Mom2Mom." One-on-one program for first time mothers who are matched with trained mentors. Mentorship lasts 3 months. Offered through the Stroum Jewish Community Center, serving the greater Seattle area. For more information contact Marjorie Schnyder at 206.461.3240 ext. 3146 or jfle@jfsseattle.org. "Next Months." Donation-suggested support group for families and their infants from 3 - 6 months of age. Support and information about infant development, feeding, and predictable challenges of babies this age are discussed. Meets on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9:30 11:30 am in Seattle. Call 206.720.0511 for more information. P.S. of Puget Sound Parent Support for Miscarriage, Stillbirth and Newborn Death. To confirm times and locations, and for more information, call 206.782.0054, or visit www.psofpugetsound.org.  Auburn - Auburn Regional Medical Center, Room 338; 7 pm, 1st Wednesday of every  Bremerton/Silverdale - Harrison Hospital Bremerton Campus Aspen Room; 7 pm, 2nd Tuesday of every month; Silverdale Building,1800 NW Myhre Road, Silverdale  Eastside - Overlake Hospital; 7:30 pm, 3rd Thursday of every month; Cancer Care Room #104  Everett - Providence Everett Medical Center; 7:30 pm, 2nd Thursday of every month  Olympia - Providence St. Peter's Hospital; 7- 8:30 pm, 2nd Thursday of every month;

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check main lobby for room information  Olympia - Pregnancy After Loss Group;6 - 8 pm, 4th Monday of each month; Providence St. Peter Hospital  Seattle - Children's Hospital; 7:30 pm, 1st Thursday of every month; Room G-1027 (Giraffe entrance)  Seattle- Pregnancy After Loss Group; 7 - 9 pm, last Tuesday of every month at Children's Hospital  Tacoma - St. Joseph's Hospital; 7 pm, 3rd Tuesday of every month; Pastoral Care Conference Room, 5th Floor South Pavilion
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Parent Trust for Washington Children. Statewide support for families with children. Offers various classes and support groups, many are FREE. For a listing of groups by county, please call 800.932.HOPE (4673) or 206.233.0139. www.parenttrust.org/families/groups.asp

"Secure Beginnings." Weekly home-visitation program with a family therapist through COR Northwest Family Development Center. Call 206.443.9045 for more information.
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"Thriving Instead of Just Surviving." Postpartum preparation class at Swedish Medical Center, Seattle. The purpose of the class is to help you and your partner understand the real value and importance of the turmoil of postpartum experience. This 2-hour class will give expectant and new parents tools and understanding to help ensure an easier adjustment to life with your baby and your postpartum recovery. Cost is $40 per couple. Call 206.215.3338 for registration. Last updated October 2007 by Postpartum Support International of Washington www.ppmdsupport.com 1.888.404.PPMD (7763)

Postpartum Support International of Washington | P.O. Box 15535 | Seattle | WA | 98115


								
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