Jewish Community Center of Washington, DC

Second Thoughts: Adapting to Baby #2
Edlavitch DCJCC

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3 Thursdays, October 20, October 27, and November 3
8:00--9:00 PM
$47 for the three-week session; 
Facilitated by Taylor Lerner, Psy.D

Are you expecting baby #2? Looking to create a community with other second time parents to exchange ideas and find support?  This group will meet weekly via Zoom for three weeks to provide a safe space for second time parents-to-be to discuss their experiences and learn from one another.  

We will explore several topics, including:

  • Managing your big kid’s (big!) feelings, before, during, and after welcoming the new baby
  • Ambivilance on the part of both parent and child
  • Big kid regressions
  • Self-care with two kids
  • Lessons learned (and not learned) from the first time around
  • What might/will be different this time and how will we cope with those differences?
  • Post-partum anxiety and depression
  • Getting the help you need 
  • Returning to work (or not)
  • Navigating new relationships and new roles
  • Coping with Covid-19 complications
  • All the feelings (loss, guilt, joy, fear etc)
The group will be kept small so that connections can be fostered easily, even in a virtual space, and also so that in-person meet-ups can be organized if the group wants.

About the Facilitator:
Dr. Taylor Lerner is a licensed clinical psychologist with a private practice in Dupont Circle and earned her doctorate and masters degrees in clinical psychology at The George Washington University. Prior to private practice, Dr. Lerner worked in a variety of mental health settings, including community mental health facilities, children’s and psychiatric hospitals, university counseling centers, and schools. She completed her residency at The Psychiatric Institute of Washington and her post-doctoral fellowship at Georgetown University Counseling Center. Dr. Lerner works with individuals from all backgrounds but is particularly passionate about supporting those navigating reproductive mental health concerns. As a mother of 3 young children, Dr. Lerner has a deep appreciation of the challenges and joys associated with the transition into parenthood and beyond. Read more at


Time: 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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