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Programs for Moms with New Babies

December 30, 2020

Updated April 4, 2022

Welcoming a new baby into your family is an exciting time filled with plenty of cuddles, laughter, sweetness, and joy. Still, there is no doubt that babies present many new challenges.

We are here to help you connect with other moms and navigate the highs and lows of parenting a baby.

On this page:

1. PMD phone, email support and peer support group

Are you feeling overwhelmed, isolated, or anxious at home with your little one? You’re not alone. 1 in 5 mothers experience a Postpartum Mood Disorder after the birth or adoption of a new baby.

If you have any concerns about changes in your mood or well-being, we are here to listen. You can phone or text 647-913-8410. The line is answered between 9 and 4 Monday to Friday. Email [email protected] for free, confidential support and resources.

A mom hugs her new baby

Please note that our services are not monitored 24/7. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, you can call the 24/7 Crisis Support Line run by Canadian Mental Health Association’s Peel Dufferin branch at 905-278-9036. See our mental health resource list for other urgent and non-urgent mental health services in Peel.

Our peer support PMD group is a judgement-free space where you can talk about how you feel or just sit and listen to others who have been through postpartum mood disorders. No registration is required.

2. You and Your Baby

Join BridgeWay staff and other first time mothers to discuss your birth experience and challenges in adjusting to parenthood during this unique time. Moms with infants aged 0-9 months can join this free EarlyON workshop series. Register here.

If registration is not available, please email us at [email protected].

A mom cradles her yawning baby

3. Mom’s Chat

Mom’s Chat is a casual discussion group for mothers with infants and children aged 0-24 months. Join us online or outdoors at this free EarlyON program to share your thoughts about parenting, ask questions, and meet other moms! See the Mom’s Chat schedule here.

A mom plays blocks with her young toddler on the floor

4. Infant Mother Goose

Families with infants aged 0-12 months can join BridgeWay staff for songs, finger plays, and rhymes! Parents and caregivers will also have the opportunity to connect with and support each other at this free EarlyON program. See the Infant Mother Goose schedule here!

A mom holds up a laughing baby

5. Infant Massage

This free 5-session EarlyON program gives participants the opportunity to learn the art of infant massage while promoting the bond between infant and parent or caregiver. The program is designed for infants who are not yet mobile. Register here!

If registration is not available, please email us at [email protected].

A mom connects with her baby during a free online infant massage class

Learn more about how our programs have helped moms form lifelong friendships.

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We are currently offering indoor, outdoor, and online family programs. Find a program here! We also offer free parenting workshops, Prenatal Classes, nutrition programs, programs for moms with new babies, and some programs in French, Mandarin, Punjabi and Urdu. We hope to see you soon!