Louisville Mom Collective is all about bringing mothers together in the Louisville community. As we get closer to Mother’s Day, I thought it would be good to talk about another organization who is all about mamas! This month’s Heart of LMC is focused on Mama to Mama.
“Mama to Mama was founded in 2012 by Shannon Stone Porter, Emily Whitsett-Pickett, Anne Darku and Heather Molina. As mothers, they had observed that Louisville had thriving support opportunities for parents who were largely white and economically privileged. These opportunities, such as prenatal education, doulas, play groups and classes supported the transition to parenting and beyond. They believed that this type of support should be available to all parents regardless of race, gender, orientation or economic privilege. Mama to Mama was born to meet this need in the community.”
Since it was founded, it has helped countless parents and families through all avenues of parenthood. The family at Mama to Mama has held true to its beliefs and vision about what support should look like for all parents. They continue to work side by side with community partners to reach more and more families.
Mama to Mama provides programming and support resources to families around their needs for pregnancy, birth, infant care and early parenting. These programming and resources include, but are not limited to:
Community Supported Doula Services
These services are provided at little to no cost to expecting parents in the community. Mama to Mama describes their program as.
Prenatal Classes are held weekly and each new session is kicked off with a Community Baby Shower. Topics rotate weekly, so expecting parents can learn all about healthy pregnancies, birthing plans, feeding babies, and medical choices. This is also a great time for expecting parents to bond with other families and create a network of support.
Currently there are several playgroups that are offered through Mama to Mama. Due to Covid-19, these are being held virtually and have been adapted to fit that need. These groups are fun, interactive, and are a wonderful way to bond with your child.
The work that Mama to Mama does is so important to build and strengthen the community, as lives change and families grow!
Want to be a part of the support network?! Here’s how you can get involved and be a part of this growing community.
- Like/Follow their Facebook page.
- Join groups if you are able and share your experience with others.
- Become a doula.
- Request a doula if you need one and share your experience with others.
- Buy yourself or another mom a Mother’s Day present.
Currently, Mama to Mama is gearing up for their annual fundraiser and you can take part in it! Not only does your gift support Mama to Mama and the community that they serve, but you get the added bonus of gifting something to a mama that you know and love. If you feel like “Spreading the Love” even more, choose the “Spread Love” option and you will be purchasing a basket for a mama in the community!
You can purchase a basket or a raffle ticket by clicking the picture above. Baskets are filled with goodies for all types of mamas from both local and national brand companies.
Basket sales end on May 2nd and Raffle tickets can be purchased through May 8th, so don’t wait!
Treat yourself this Mother’s Day because you deserve it!