The Mayor’s Office of Women’s Advancement is committed to supporting all aspects of women’s health and well-being.
Our focus includes:
- Ending Menstrual Poverty
- Reproductive Rights
- Maternal Health
- Women’s Mental Health
Have questions? Contact:Women's Advancement
1 City Hall Square
Boston, MA 02201-2025
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
POSTPARTUM EDUCATION AND SUPPORT GROUP PILOT
MOWA in partnership with Love Your Menses will support and educate Boston residents, particularly Black and Brown women, who have recently given birth or are expecting to give birth soon, and create a safe space for people experiencing pregnancy and postpartum. A virtual informational session for interested residents will be held on Wednesday, March 15th, 2023 at 6pm.
ABOUT THE PILOT
This 10-week, free, virtual program will have an initial cohort of 32 participants and will consist of weekly virtual sessions including but not limited to peer-mentorship, consultations with OB/GYN providers, guest speakers, and a postpartum care box. Sessions will begin on Wednesday, April 5th, 2023 through June 5th, 2023. A virtual informational session for interested residents will be held on Wednesday, March 15th, 2023 at 6pm.
The pilot’s sessions will be organized and facilitated by Love Your Menses, Inc, which was founded in 2019 in response to the growing wellness need present in our communities, especially communities of color. Their vision is to provide support by using community dialogue, evidence-based health education, featuring guest expert speakers, and postpartum care package distribution.
GO TO PROGRAM REGISTRATION FORM
“Black and Latinx mothers experience poorer birthing and pregnancy-related outcomes than their white counterparts in part because of lack of access to high-quality care and resources,” said Dr. Bisola Ojikutu, Commissioner of Public Health and Executive Director of the Boston Public Health Commission.
Women’s Mental HealthWomen’s Mental Health
The Massachusetts Behavioral Health Help Line (BHHL) is here to connect you directly to clinical help, when and where you need it. Learn More
Created by statute in 2010, the Ellen Story Commission on Postpartum Depression is a Massachusetts special legislative commission named for retired State Representative Ellen Story.
The Commission's mission is to investigate and study issues related to perinatal mental health (PMH), increase awareness around perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs), improve availability and access to PMH resources for birthing people and their families, and recommend best practices for screening and treatment of PMADs.
For information on upcoming meetings and events, visit the PPD Commission website.
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Panelists: Dr. Bisola Ojikutu, Rebecca Hart Holder, Dr. Silva-Herman, and Batool Raza
Moderator: Chief Mariangely Solis Cervera!
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Abortion Legal Hotline: 833-309-6301
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