Become a MomSquad Napa Valley "Sister"
Thank you for expressing interest in becoming a mentor and for taking the time to answer the following questions.
Did you know? A recent study published in the journal Maternal and Child Health found social support affects a mother's likelihood of reaching out for professional help. 200 participants completed an online survey that asked if they had experienced symptoms of postpartum anxiety or depression and if they had disclosed their struggles to a physician, doula, or nurse.
Half of the women surveyed believed they met criteria for a postpartum mood concern. Women with greater support were more likely to disclose their symptoms to a medical provider. However, more than 30 percent of mothers in the study said they lacked a confidant, making it harder for them to talk about their problems.
No mom should feel unsupported or be expected to reach out on their own for help. MomSquad Napa Valley has established itself as a network moms can depend on. Our Sisterhood program strives to support women through the ups and downs of their early parenthood journey. We need each other.
If you are willing to watch a few videos, go on a virtual scavenger hunt and support your community of new moms, fill out the form below. We will contact you with next steps.
Name, First and Last
In which city do you reside?
Facebook Profile Name
What language(s) do you speak fluently?
Are you a member of Napa Moms (private membership group on Facebook)?
Why do you want to be a mom mentor?
What unique qualities do you bring to a relationship with a new mom?
How are you able to engage as a mentor?
Provide weekly virtual support (text, phone, email, social media) to a new mom
Provide monthly in-person support to a new mom
Disseminate MomSquad materials to your local community
Create a chapter of MomSquad peer support in your community (outside o Napa)
Host MomSquad event
Assist with fundraising efforts
Provide education to MomSquad groups related to pregnancy and postpartum
Are you able to fulfill all of the orientation requirements to become a mentor? (most requirements can be completed in your home)
Listen to PSI Maternal Mental Health 101 Webinar
Watch “Dark Side of the Full Moon” or “When the Bough Breaks” Documentary
Read "Strong as a Mother" by Kate Rope
Receive Mothers and Babies training online or in-person
Find community resources through virtual scavenger hunt
MomSquad is inclusive and does not discriminate against race, gender, religion, political affiliation, sexual orientation, SES, language, etc. Would you be able to mentor from an unbiased perspective?
Do you have past history of infertility, pregnancy or infant loss, birth trauma, maternal mental health issue or any recent stressor that might trigger you when engaging with new moms?
Do you have any questions for us or concerns/ideas you want to share?
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