My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Birth Roots, Portland, ME, USA
I have written articles and blog posts about the amazingness that is Birth Roots. I am more than happy to write a review here, in hopes that another mom will benefit from my suggestion to get to Birth Roots NOW!
I have an almost 1 year old. I'm 30. I spent 2 decades prior babysitting, nannying, and then becoming an elementary school teacher. I have experience with how to raise children. But being a mom...the sheer physical exhaustion and mental roller coaster made that knowledge useless. I was at square 1 with all of the other new moms. My baby cried a lot, didn't want to be put down, I felt lonely and I live in a rural area--no neighbors to visit easily and an unsafe road for walking.
I saw a Birth Roots publication in my midwive's office and decided to sign up for a postnatal class. It was heaven. Suddenly, with other moms to talk to and a guide from the organization things were easier for a couple hours. Then, as I became friends with the other moms our group expanded. We used the Birth Roots facility until our babies started toddling. Then we were ready to take flight on our own.
That's what Birth Roots *really* does. It gives you this support system, this family (or flock, it's called), and confidence as a new mom. Then, with those roots in place you are able to fly from the nest and be the best parent that you know how.
A couple of weeks ago my flock had a big 1st birthday bash for all of the babies. There were about 30 families there! And all of those babies have such a place in my heart. Such an amazing event.
While I'm speaking of the social aspect mostly, you don't need to only use Birth Roots to build a network. They provide help with breastfeeding, birthing classes, eating and sleeping.
Because of how much I blog, write and share about Birth Roots I constantly have pregnant or new moms asking me about this organization, wondering if this is something they should check out. Without hesitation--yes! you will be a happier mom. And as my own mother used to say, "When mama ain't happy ain't nobody happy."
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
My life as a new mom. Birth Roots helps to save your sanity and create powerful roots with your new family.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Make it bigger to reach as many new moms as physically possible.