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kate12

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Review for Birth Roots, Portland, ME, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Birth Roots is an amazing organization, and is likely one of the main reasons why I have managed to avoid postpartum depression. I am a new mom and after a particularly tough labor, delivery and week-long NICU stay, followed by severe feeding problems, I was feeling isolated and was having trouble finding enjoyment in my new role as a parent. We took the Sprouts session of the Blossoming Newborns class at Birth Roots when my daughter was almost three months old, and this almost instantly transformed our experience. We found a wonderful community of babies and mothers with whom we still gather on a weekly basis. We also found a safe, baby-friendly space in which to spend time when we want to get out of the house. Because of Birth Roots, I have gained confidence as a mother, feel more educated about my choices as a parent, and am able to celebrate the joys of parenting more fully. I have found a support network that I can always turn to for guidance, empathy, and companionship. We are now taking the Seedlings class and also participate in the Eat, Sleep, Nurse group for breastfeeding support. Our family is incredibly thankful for Birth Roots, as it has truly helped shape our postpartum experience and connected us with people who are likely to be lifelong friends. Without Birth Roots, I imagine we would be struggling more with developing our confidence as parents and establishing friendships with other new parents.

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

my family life. My daughter and I have had so much fun with the Birth Roots community, and my husband and I are more confident and have been able to take a more relaxed approach to our parenting experience.

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

the sense of community and unconditional support from other parents.

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

amazing.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Client Served & I started out as a client and am currently both a client and a Board Member.