New Moms Find Both Support And Anxiety in a group setting
Posted May 15 2009 11:25pm
Whether they like it or not, new moms are often plunged into a narrowly defined community that is often fraught with conflict and tension, otherwise known as `the mommies' club,' says a U of C professor researching the experiences of first-time mothers.
Fiona Nelson, professor of Women's Studies in the Faculty of Communication and Culture, says the mommies' club is the cultural and conversational space women enter when they become mothers and consists of the relationships mothers have with each other. Read more about mom's views of mommy groups HERE.
Note: this study did not include women specifically suffering from PPD. In fact, studies of women suffering from PPMDs actually show that group settings, especially support groups of women with similar issues, are extremely beneficial to wellness. Read this previous related post.