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Review for Birth Roots, Portland, ME, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I recently heard Birth Roots described as a safe space where a new mom could go with breast milk leaking onto her shirt and feel supported. Before becoming a new mom 7 months ago I wouldn't have appreciated that description, or the importance of having such a space. Birth Roots has been a haven for me these past months. It has connected me with helpful resources, improved my parenting skills, and most importantly helped me find my flock (mothers with babies the same age as mine). Engaging with my flock helps me feel supported, empowered and more confident as a mother. I know I am not alone, even in the middle of the night if I happen to be awake with my baby. I've attended two incredibly helpful "Blossoming Newborns" classes at Birth Roots, a "Baby Booty" yard sale, the Birth Roots open house, and a baby-friendly showing of the movies "Babies", sponsored by Birth Roots. Also, I use the Birth Roots Perinatal Resource Guide. These are just some of the ways Birth Roots helps support me and connect me to a helpful, healthy, family-friendly community. I wish every new parent could have a Birth Roots in his/her town. It has had an enormous, positive impact on me during this tender time of transition.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

...two "Blossoming Newborns" classes at Birth Roots, a "Baby Booty" yard sale, the Birth Roots open house, a baby-friendly showing of the movies "Babies" sponsored by Birth Roots, and the Birth Roots Perinatal Resource Guides of 2009 + 2010.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

...finding my "flock" (moms with babies the same age as mine) and learning together with/from them about parenting.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

...incredibly enthusiastic, caring, knowledgeable and organized.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

...change the world, one new mom at a time!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Client Served & Through participation in two Birth Roots postnatal classes, I have found an empowering support network of women friends who have babies the same age as mine.