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Becoming a Mom/Maternal Role Transition Seminar (Memorial Regional Hospital)

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Location:
4320 Sheridan Street
Hollywood, FL 33021
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Fee: $10.00

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Location:
4320 Sheridan Street
Hollywood, FL 33021
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Fee: $10.00

Seats Available: Yes
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Are you curious about the psychological process a woman experiences as she becomes pregnant and soon assumes the role of becoming a mom? Come join us for a light pizza dinner as we learn!

 

Research shows that many factors can affect a woman in adapting to the new role of motherhood. Ineffective maternal role transition can negatively influence the entire family. You may attend while pregnant or after childbirth. Partners and extended family expected to attend. You will have the opportunity to learn about the psychosocial transition to motherhood through:

  • Personalized Q&A session
  • Lecture and presentation
  • Special topics presented by guest speakers who are maternal mental health experts
  • Interaction with experts in maternal mental health field
  • Peer support from other expecting couples

Topic: "Wellness Essentials for New Mothers" focusing on:

  • Differences between the baby blues and more serious mental health complications during pregnancy or post-birth
  • The connection between caring for your baby and caring for yourself
  • Sources for support and a readiness plan in the event you begin experiencing maternal mental health complications; for instance, who to call, what to say, and what to expect.

Dr. Laura Meyer is this seminar's expert speaker who has a PhD in mental health counseling, with a specialization in marriage, couples, and family therapy. She serves on the Florida Board for Postpartum Support International as the secretary. She has a private practice specializing in maternal mental health and issues regarding motherhood. She also teaches at an academic counseling program, as an adjunct professor. She is a licensed mental health counselor and holds a dual master's degree in mental health counseling and marriage, couples, and family therapy.

Contact: 954-265-4484 | family@mhs.net