Jewish Community Center of Washington, DC

Parenting Center Before Baby Program: Beyond the Bump
Edlavitch DCJCC

Beyond the Bump (smaller)

6 Thursdays, February 3-March 10, 6:30--7:30 PM
The group will meet in person on the first and last week, and the other sessions will be on Zoom.
$110 for the six-week session; EDCJCC Member Rate $92 
Facilitated by Catherine Coogan, 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 for six weeks to provide a safe space for moms-to-be to discuss their experiences and learn from one another.  On the first and last weeks (February 3 and March 10), we will meet in person at the EDCJCC, and then we will meet virtually on Zoom for middle four weeks. The group will be kept small so that connections can be fostered easily, even in a virtual space.

 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. Catherine Coogan earned her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the George Washington University. She works with clients in private practice in Washington, DC and Virginia.

VACCINATION AND MASKING POLICY: All visitors entering the EDCJCC's building are required to show proof of vaccination. Masks must be worn indoors at all times, except for eating and drinking. For more information, visit


Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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