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Connecting Young Moms Program

Support for Young Mothers and Mothers-To-Be 

The Connecting Young Moms Program at Beverly Hospital provides comprehensive support for teens and young women before and after giving birth. This is a free program offered by the Beverly Hospital Social Work Department in collaboration with the Parent Education Department.

We help young mothers develop healthy and positive parenting skills through health and parenting education, community resources and peer support. Our caring team is here to support you and answer your questions.

Connecting Young Moms offers free:

  • Birth doula services
  • Childbirth preparation classes
  • New moms support groups
  • Coordination of resources

Our Services

Learn more about our birth doula services, childbirth preparation classes and new moms support groups.

Birth Doula Services

A birth doula is a trained professional who provides support before, during and after you give birth. Our birth doula services include:

  • Prenatal birth plan meeting
  • On-call coverage
  • In person or virtual labor support
  • Postpartum follow up

Childbirth Preparation Classes

Our childbirth preparation classes are designed to help young women and their support person(s) prepare for birth. Participants receive a labor bag and a birth ball. We cover the following topics:

  • Emotional aspects of pregnancy
  • Signs and stages of labor
  • Signs of preterm labor
  • Comfort measures for labor
  • Role of the support person
  • Interventions during childbirth
  • Adjusting to your newborn
  • Postpartum realities
  • Dedicated class on breastfeeding education taught by a lactation consultant
  • Tour of the Beverly Hospital maternity floors

New Moms Support Group

Our new moms groups offer ongoing, weekly support for young mothers and their babies. Childcare is provided by Beverly Hospital volunteers during group meetings. The topics we cover include:

  • Healthy relationships
  • Joys and challenges of young parenthood
  • Balancing parenting, work and education
  • Child development
  • Enrichment opportunities

Our Team

Our team includes clinical social workers and a health and childbirth educator. We understand the importance of human relationships and offer you privacy and confidentiality.

We work with you to address any issues surrounding your pregnancy and parenting. Our caring and experienced team provides:

  • Emotional support
  • Education about the physical and emotional changes during and after pregnancy
  • Health education
  • Parenting education and skill building
  • Assessment of family needs, such as housing, continuing education and financial aid
  • Coordination of resources

Learn More

For more information or to register for the Connecting Young Moms Program, please call 978-922-3000, ext. 2720 or email us. We are located across from the hospital, in the Parkhurst Building, Suite 117.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have changed some of our programming. Please contact our staff for details about current programs.

 

Learn More

For more information or to register for the Connecting Young Moms Program, please call 978-922-3000, ext. 2720 or email us. We are located across from Beverly Hospital, in the Parkhurst Building, Suite 117.