New motherhood and the pressures of daily life often bring about many challenges. Not only are you learning your new role as a parent, but you are also adjusting to your changing body, relationship with your partner, daily schedule and more.
Mommy Talk is a monthly group designed to connect new moms with useful information in an environment that allows for social interaction and sharing. Each month, the group focuses on a topic geared towards new moms and allows time for open discussion. All new moms are welcome. Feel free to hold your baby in your arms if you don't have childcare.
This group meets the third Monday of the month from 7-8 p.m. at WellSpan Women's Center(Apple Hill Health Campus), 35 Monument Rd., 2nd floor classroom, York.
For more information, please contact Wendy McDowell at (717) 851-4305 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Parent Support (NICUPS)
The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Parent Support (NICUPS) is a community support organization, supported and facilitated entirely by local parents, community members and NICU nursing staff. NICUPS is devoted to offering support to parents and caregivers of premature and special needs newborns.
Organized by previous NICU parents, the group members discuss experiences, share stories and learn from one another.
If you would like to talk to someone in the Parent Support group, please call the NICU Family Liaison Nurse Sue Johnson, at (717) 651-5961. We also actively participate in a Facebook group called NICU Parent Support Group of York.
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Resource Group
Meets on the 2nd Monday of Mar. and Sept., 6-7:30 p.m. at the WellSpan Adams Health Center, 2nd floor conference room. Adolescent girls & women diagnosed with PCOS face a number of challenges and often feel lost when asking for help with their diagnosis.
This group is meant to provide education and skills making it easier to live with PCOS. There is no charge of this program however registration is required. Call Betsy Wargo, RD, CDE at (717) 339-2764 for more information and to register.
HOPE (Hopeful Outcome Pregnancy Experience)
This service includes one-on-one patient assistance over the phone. A referral by a nurse is needed. For more information, call Barb Buchko, RN, at (717) 851-5256.
The Healing Hearts support group is a time of support and sharing with other parents who have experienced the loss of a baby through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth and newborn death. This group meets the third Thursday of the month from 7-8:30 p.m. at York Alliance Church, 501 Rathton Rd, York, PA 17403.
For additional information, please contact Healing Hearts at (717) 578-0263 or Healingheartsyork@gmail.com. We can also be reached on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/healingheartsyork/.
Loving with Grace
Loving with Grace provides support for those who choose to continue a pregnancy after a poor prenatal diagnosis. Our compassionate professionals offer education, planning and help to you and your family during this difficult time. A coordinator will meet with you to organize resources tailored to your needs. We will form a team of specialists who will support you and provide guidance based on your desires. The team may include specialists from:
- Genetic counseling
- Social services
- Spiritual care
- Home care
- Emotional support
- Bereavement counseling
- Labor and delivery
- Maternal-fetal medicine
This program is in place to provide encouragement, acceptance, compassion and guidance to you and your family as you go through this difficult journey.
To find out more, please contact Amanda Delridge at (717) 851-2644.
The Story Behind Loving with Grace
WellSpan’s perinatal palliative care program, Loving with Grace, was developed by two obstetric nurses who saw a need to provide compassion and support for families dealing with a poor outcome or fatal diagnosis in their pregnancy and choose to carry their baby.
They have organized a multidisciplinary team of experts to provide advocacy and guidance based on each individual’s situation. It is a program that came from the heart to help families in a time of need and let families know they are not alone.