Jewish Community Center of Washington, DC

Parenting Center Before Baby Program: Beyond the Bump
Edlavitch DCJCC

Beyond the Bump (smaller)

6 Mondays, October 18-November 22, ON ZOOM
7:45--9:00 PM
$92 for the six-week session; 
EDCJCC Member Rate $74 (prices include a $2 service charge)
Facilitated by Lara Kassoff, Ph.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 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. Lara Kassoff, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in Washington, D.C. She works with adults with a range of presenting issues, individually as well as in couples and group therapy. She particularly enjoys working with new mothers, helping them navigate this exciting and challenging time.

BUY WITH CONFIDENCE: If your plans need to change due to COVID concerns or local ordinance changes, we will work with you to exchange or credit your ticket toward a comparable program or activity on a future date. We know life is unpredictable these days, and the EDCJCC is here for you!

VACCINATION POLICY: Effective September 1, all visitors entering the EDCJCC's building are required to show proof of vaccination. Participants at outdoor events will not be checked for vaccination status, but it is our hope that regardless of where we gather, we continue to prioritize the health and safety of our community. For more information, visit


Time: 7:45 PM - 9:00 PM

If you'd like to attend this event you can purchase tickets online.

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