Jewish Community Center of Washington, DC

Parenting Center Before Baby Program: Beyond the Bump
Edlavitch DCJCC

Beyond the Bump (smaller)
SOLD OUT -- email to be added to a waitlist
6 Tuesday, Oct. 13-Nov. 24 (no meeting on Nov. 3)
7:30--8:30 PM
$62 for the six-week session; 
EDCJCC Member Rate $54 (prices include a $2 service charge)
Facilitated by Heather Diamond, Psy.D

Are you pregnant for the first time? Looking to create a community with other expecting moms to exchange ideas and find support?

 Along with the excitement and joyful anticipation of parenthood, women experience a range of emotions and questions about their pregnancy.  Although these feelings are quite common, many women may feel isolated as they experience them. This group will meet weekly via Zoom for six weeks to provide a safe space for moms-to-be to discuss their experiences and learn from one another. The group will be kept small so that connections can be fostered easily, even in a virtual space, and also so that in-person outdoor meet-ups can be organized safely if the group wants.

 We will explore several topics, including:

  • Concerns about childbirth and parenting
  • Balancing family with work outside the home
  • Navigating a new relationship with your partner
  • Managing relationships with your own parents and in-laws
  • Concerns about finances
  • How to recognize post (and pre)-partum depression and anxiety



About the Facilitator:
Dr. Heather Diamond is a licensed clinical psychologist with a private practice in downtown Washington, DC.  She earned her doctorate degree in clinical psychology from The George Washington University and has several years of experience working in community mental health, college counseling centers and court settings.  She completed her residency at The Catholic University of America counseling center, providing psychotherapy to the undergraduate and graduate student population.  As a mom of three young children herself, Dr. Diamond has a special interest in adjustment to parenthood concerns and in developing a sense of community for young families.

Time: 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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