Motherspace

CONTACT DETAILS

PREGNANCY AND PARENTS CENTRE

188 Pleasance, EDINBURGH, EH8 9RT
0131 229 3667
SERVICE LOCALITY
North East, North West, South East, South West

KEY
INFORMATION

Who is the service for?
Early Years (0-5), Women
What age range is it suitable for?
0 - 1

ORGANISATION
CONTACT DETAILS

188 Pleasance, EDINBURGH, EH8 9RT
0131 667 3043

DAY(S) TIME(S) AVAILABLE

MONDAY: 2:30pm - 4:30pm
TUESDAY: -
WEDNESDAY: -
THURSDAY: -
FRIDAY: -
SATURDAY: -
SUNDAY: -

information SERVICE DETAILS

COVID-19 Service UPDATE...

As government guidelines are restricting us from meeting face to face at present, we are offering Motherspace online at two 40 minute sessions (2:30pm & 3:30pm) and you are welcome to join Gail and the other ladies online. To access the sessions, please email us at info@pregnancyandparents.org.uk for the link to the online session.

Certain dates are earmarked for talks that centre around a specific topic of babycare and these dates will be posted on our general Facebook page as well as on our website. On these dates the format of Motherspace will differ from the sessions but you are still welcome to come along and enjoy refreshments and the space.

What is Motherspace?

Motherspace is a drop-in group that takes place on Mondays between 2:30pm and 4:30pm. The group is a place for women to come with their baby until he/she is crawling. Grandmothers and lesbian partners are also welcome to come along with the mum and new baby. The group is facilitated and mums are introduced to each other to help make friends. The relaxed, informal atmosphere helps mothers to feel comfortable – to share their highs and lows of parenting. We know that keeping to a time schedule with a baby can be tricky so mums are welcome anytime between 2:30pm - 4:30pm.

Certain dates are earmarked for talks that centre around a specific topic of babycare and these dates will be posted on our general Facebook page as well as on our website. On these dates the format of Motherspace will differ from the sessions but you are still welcome to come along and enjoy refreshments and the space.

How will it benefit me?

The group gives mums an opportunity to meet with other women in those first few months after birth. Mums can share experiences and tips; ideas can be bounced off other mums. The group is an opportunity to receive information and support while making new friends.
Will it benefit my baby?

Babies are social little people and it is never too soon to make friends. Friends made in the early days are friends to play with in the park in the future. Babies can be fascinated by other babies. Often they will look at each other, reach out and sometimes make sounds to get the attention of the other babies in the room.

What to expect:

Motherspace is facilitated by Liz who has over 10 years experience of working with groups. Women are introduced to each other and are offered a hot drink and biscuits. Although the group is unstructured, Liz finds out if there are any particular parenting issues that mums are facing and leads the discussion around these.

If women attending the group identify that they would like a more structured session from time to time eg a discussion around weaning, Liz identifies a date and this is made available to mums via the Facebook group and the PPC website.

More Information

Motherspace is a free drop-in group but welcomes donations to cover refreshments and resources used (suggested donation £2:00). There is no need to book. The group occasionally does not run on some prominent public holidays. The rare dates that the group does not run are posted on the PPC website.

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Pregnancy and Parents Centre

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