Postpartum Support Virginia is pleased to announce that we are working in partnership with the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health, Refugee Behavioral Services to coordinate free workshops for those entering the United States and anyone wanting an introduction to birth and care for the baby and mother postpartum. While there are many needs for individuals and families seeking safety in the US, a pressing and often overlooked need is assisting those who are pregnant or have recently given birth with understanding maternal healthcare and baby care in the United States.
Facing pregnancy, birth, and infant care in a new culture and medical system is an overwhelming and stressful task. Separation from loved ones, language barriers, cultural differences, and lack of cultural competency by healthcare providers create challenges for those giving birth or raising a baby as a new refugee.
This new program is designed to help refugees understand American maternal health systems and child care practices with the goal of helping refugees receive information and support them to make empowered decisions for their family.
Through this new initiative, PSVa will provide informational resources through workshops, and ongoing support in real-time as families make decisions.
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