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Laura T.

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Review for Birth Roots, Portland, ME, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Birth Roots is amazing. Last April, I gave birth to my beautiful baby girl. On the advice of a friend with two children, we went out as much as possible. But going out with a tiny infant, when you're barely accustomed to even being a parent, can be tiring, especially since I only knew a couple other people with infants. At my prenatal group's 6 week reunion, someone mentioned that they were taking a class at Birth Roots. I practically ran to my computer when I arrived back home, looked up the classes, and signed up for one. Going a place with other babies and mamas! What a relief!

That first class was amazing - it was so wonderful to meet and connect with other moms in the same boat we were in. Sleepless nights, feeding concerns, we discussed it all. It was really great to know I wasn't alone and the things that my lovely daughter was doing, however frustrating they might have seemed, were normal baby things. After that first class, we went on to take several more classes and meet countless other mamas and babies. It was with a heavy heart that I realized we were taking our last class not too long ago! But I now have this amazing group of people that I see and talk to on a regular basis. Recently, we just had a giant birthday party for nearly 30 families. A week doesn't go by where I don't see at least one other mama and baby from out Birth Roots days. The connections we made there are amazing!

Truly a lifesaver!

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

the social aspects of having a new baby. I didn't know I needed a flock, but I sure am glad I found mine!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

give them enough money that they wouldn't have to struggle with space. I would love continuing classes for older children/mamas as well!

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How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

Through my midwives office.

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

Almost everyone I see and talk to on a regular basis, I met through Birth Roots. Without them, our family would be a lot lonelier and less prepared for raising an infant.

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Role:  Client Served & attended classes and informal meetups.