Prenatal & Postpartum Program

Prenatal and Postpartum Support Program
Director of Prenatal and Postpartum Support:
Golzar Selbe Naghshineh
(212) 966 – 7600 x 408
gselbe@downtownwomen.com

As part of our commitment to providing individualized, expert and compassionate care to women, we invite our patients to utilize our Prenatal and Postpartum Support Program. We are full-spectrum, wellness focused healthcare providers and consider postpartum support as an essential part of comprehensive health care. The director of prenatal and postpartum support may contact you throughout your pregnancy and after the birth of your child to support your general well-being and mental health. She will be available to address your needs and concerns during pregnancy and work with you to create and implement a plan for your postpartum support. You are welcome to reach out to her for general questions, support, resources, groups, or individualized attention at any point in your journey.

In addition to our support groups and individualized support, the Prenatal and Postpartum Support Program is a wonderful place to find resources, referrals and ask those questions you don’t know who to ask like, ‘What is a doula?’ or ‘I’m not sleeping enough, what should I do?’

Why is postpartum support important?
The postpartum period contains many stressors and feelings that new mothers may not have expected. Managing a new baby for moms with other children can also be overwhelming and stressful. Expectant mothers and new moms need support to manage the changes in their life and changes in their hormones. Having adequate support during these first weeks and months can make a huge difference in the well-being of the family.

Why is prenatal support important?
Pregnancy changes an expectant mother’s routine, sometimes those changes can produce anxiety and may take some support to cope with. Pregnancy symptoms and hormones can be stressful or overwhelming, but are manageable with the right care. Having support during pregnancy can prevent potential postpartum issues.

How are groups helpful?
Support groups offer the opportunity to validate one’s experiences; women can share strategies for coping and provide encouragement to one another; talking to other women with similar experiences can be extremely helpful in understanding one’s own feelings; building a community for support and friendship.
In our groups, we are able to mother the mother. These groups can be a much-needed place to de-stress and find a community that understands your experiences. Postpartum groups also provide us the opportunity to assess and monitor the well-being of our members.

Available groups include, but may not be limited to:

Coping with loss group: Thursdays at 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm
For more information or to sign up, email gselbe@downtownwomen.com

New moms group:  Every Wednesday from 1 pm – 2 pm
Babies welcome – This is a month long program – Group cycle starts first Wednesday of the month and runs for 4 sessions for $140
Next group to start Wednesday January 6th at 1 pm
To sign up email: gselbe@downtownwomen.com

Breastfeeding sucks support group:  Thursdays from 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Babies welcome – Group cycle starts Thursday January 7th and runs for 6 sessions for $210
This group runs in 6-week cycles – following group to start February 18th
To sign up email: gselbe@downtownwomen.com

Working moms group:  Thursdays from 7:15 pm – 8:15 pm
Babies welcome – Group cycle starts Thursday January 7th and runs for 6 sessions for $210
This group runs in 6-week cycles – following cycle to start February 18th
To sign up email:  gselbe@downtownwomen.com