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Re: New mom with old baggage to sort through
I realize that you are perhaps looking for a one-on-one situation, but thought I'd also recommend that you find a local "Mother's Group" mediated by a therapist. The groups are usually arranged by the birthday of the babies.
I attended one in Albany run by Sherry Reinhardt 524-0821. It was great because: 1. It was a huge relief to hear that other first time moms were experiencing the same struggles that I was... and that our babies (and husbands) had similar habits. 2. Sherry has a very encouraging, relaxing aura. 3. Five years later, I'm still very close to several of the moms I met from the group and my child has been friends with the other kids since he was a newborn.So, try Neighborhood Moms or Bananas for a recommendation near your home.
Warmly, Sherry Reinhardt, RN,MPH,MOM Support Services for Parents
There is a woman whose chosen profession it is to organize Bay Area mothers' groups; her name is Sherry Reinhardt, she's a registered nurse who lives in North Berkeley, and her number is 524-0821. She organized my Oakland area mothers' group, which is still meeting independently of her. As to the emphasis on single mothers, if she doesn't have such a mothers' group, she may at least be able to give you some information. I should mention that, although she does charge a fee for her services, she will discuss lower fees for the financially-strapped.
Web page for Sherry's Mothers' Groups: http://www.supportgroupformothers.com
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