Healthy Mom Classes
Courses for refugees that provide an overview of what they will encounter during their pregnancy, birth and postpartum experience in the United States.
Our 8 week class series covers:
2022 Registration Dates
Registration now being held by appointment only. Complete this form if interested in registering with Embrace, and our staff will be in touch with you!
Virtually & In-Person at
the Embrace House
1019 Rowland St
Pregnancy, Labor, Birth & Postpartum Support
We train our labor support volunteers and then match them with expecting or new moms. They provide friendship and advocacy to individual refugee moms by attending 4 or more prenatal appointments and being available for the labor, birth, and postpartum period.
Volunteers assist refugees in preparing for the arrival of their new baby. This could include things such as taking a mom to her prenatal appointments, helping secure baby supplies and providing emotional and relational support during this transition into motherhood.
Want to sign up an expecting mother? Interested in volunteering?
The first step is to attend the Friends of Refugees Volunteer Orientation.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
"Do I need medical training or experience in Pregnancy and Childbirth to volunteer?"
No, we provide a one day training to teach our volunteers about pregnancy and childbirth. We do not provide any medical services, so no formal training or experience is necessary.
"I want to help but I am not comfortable teaching a class."
No problem! We also need volunteers to provide snacks and to help transport moms to and from classes.
"Can I bring my children to the classes and Moms circle?"
Yes, children are always welcome! Childcare is provided during our 8 week class series for the students, but if a volunteer brings their child, we ask them to help in the childcare room with the their child(ren) and the children of the students. Keep in mind that our office is small and kids are often in and out of the classroom and childcare area. We do talk about pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and reproductive health, so please be mindful of how much exposure you want your child to have.
Mom’s Circle is a less formal setting, and there are always kids to play with during that time.