Baby Blues Connection http://babybluesconnection.org/bbc Help for pregnant and postpartum moms and dads with depression, anxiety, and stress. Sun, 26 Jul 2015 18:41:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Free webinar – a reminder http://babybluesconnection.org/bbc/free-webinar-a-reminder/ http://babybluesconnection.org/bbc/free-webinar-a-reminder/#comments Thu, 23 Jul 2015 18:48:31 +0000 http://babybluesconnection.org/bbc/?p=2584 Read More

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Don’t forget to sign up!

On Wednesday, August 5th, we’ll be teaming with Postpartum Support International to present an informative webinar designed for providers working with NICU families. We’ll be covering PPD and PSTD rates of occurrence and symptoms in NICU experiences and sharing personal stories. The presentation will be given by BreAnna Dupuis Kennedy, MSW, CSWA,  Fawn McCool, LCSW,and Kelly Sullivan, LCSW.

This webinar is free! No CEUs are offered at this time. One need not be a health care professional to participate. Information presented may be triggering for some. If you recently had a NICU experience we ask you consider checking in with us for support after participating in the webinar by calling 1-800-557-8375.

Please register!
Supporting NICU Families — Baby Blues Connection on Aug 5, 2015
11:30 AM – 1 PM PDT at: 

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7479938387928964354

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Many thanks to 2020 Mom Project and Postpartum Support International for use of the software.

Questions? Email us at info at babybluesconnection dot com

 

 

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2015 Give!Guide http://babybluesconnection.org/bbc/2015-giveguide/ http://babybluesconnection.org/bbc/2015-giveguide/#comments Tue, 21 Jul 2015 18:18:58 +0000 http://babybluesconnection.org/bbc/?p=2571 Read More

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Fabulous news! Baby Blues Connection will be in the 2015 Willamette Week’s Give!Guide. We’re lining up some wonderful incentives, organizing a party (or two!) and setting a goal of $15,000 raised. That’s almost double what we accomplished last year. We have a special incentive for the 35 and under crowd! And then there’s the incentives from WW… So many reasons to give.

We know you’ll be supporting us!

Opening day is Wednesday, November 4th. Mark your calendars! There’ll be a lot more information to come.

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New Volunteer Training- coming soon! http://babybluesconnection.org/bbc/new-volunteer-training-coming-soon/ http://babybluesconnection.org/bbc/new-volunteer-training-coming-soon/#comments Tue, 21 Jul 2015 18:15:06 +0000 http://babybluesconnection.org/bbc/?p=2576 Read More

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We’re thinking ahead and starting to plan our fall new volunteer training!

Are you interested in helping to support mothers and families coping with perinatal mood disorders? If you answer yes, ask yourself these questions:

Why do I want to volunteers?
Did you have a personal experience? (helpful but not mandatory)
Are you ready to ‘give back’?
Do you have good listening skills?
Can you commit to 2-4 hours per week (on average) for one year?

We need kind-hearted and compassionate women (and men!) to provide phone and group support. Join our tribe and find friendship and a wealth of resources and education. Be a part of an organization that provides hope & understanding and truly does great work!

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Free webinar! http://babybluesconnection.org/bbc/free-webinar/ http://babybluesconnection.org/bbc/free-webinar/#comments Fri, 17 Jul 2015 20:40:20 +0000 http://babybluesconnection.org/bbc/?p=2564 Read More

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On Wednesday, August 5th, we’ll be teaming with Postpartum Support International to present an informative webinar designed for providers working with NICU families. We’ll be covering PPD and PSTD rates of occurrence and symptoms in NICU experiences and sharing personal stories. The presentation will be given by BreAnna Dupuis Kennedy, MSW, CSWA,  Fawn McCool, LCSW,and Kelly Sullivan, LCSW.

This webinar is free! No CEUs are offered at this time. One need not be a health care professional to participate. Information presented may be triggering for some. If you recently had a NICU experience we ask you consider checking in with us for support after participating in the webinar by calling 1-800-557-8375.

Please register!
Supporting NICU Families — Baby Blues Connection on Aug 5, 2015
11:30 AM – 1 PM PDT at: 

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7479938387928964354

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Brought to you by GoToWebinar®
Webinars Made Easy®

Many thanks to 2020 Mom Project and Postpartum Support International for use of the software.

Questions? Email us at info at babybluesconnection dot com

 

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One door opens but another door closes http://babybluesconnection.org/bbc/one-door-opens-but-another-door-closes/ http://babybluesconnection.org/bbc/one-door-opens-but-another-door-closes/#comments Sat, 06 Jun 2015 21:36:31 +0000 http://babybluesconnection.org/bbc/?p=2539 Read More

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With heavy hearts, we are announcing that effective immediately, our mom-to-mom support group meeting at Sante Mama in Vancouver, WA will close due to low-attendance, changes in facilitation and the meeting space.

thank youMany, many thanks to Sante Mama for allowing us the space to hold the space for mamas in need of support.

Although we encourage attendance at all our groups, groups meeting in St. John’s and NE Portland are the closest to Vancouver, within a 20 minute drive (if traffic is good).

Visit our webpage for all group locations and call toll-free 1-800-557-8375 prior to attending if possible. And find us on Facebook to stay updated on all happenings.

 

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A new location http://babybluesconnection.org/bbc/a-new-location/ http://babybluesconnection.org/bbc/a-new-location/#comments Fri, 05 Jun 2015 21:32:03 +0000 http://babybluesconnection.org/bbc/?p=2537 Read More

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We’re very pleased to announce that starting mid-June our day-time SE group will begin meeting at Alma Education and Movement Space.
This location will replace Mamalates on the same day/time.

alma logoMany, many thanks to Katie Sherman who worked to get us onto the calendar and to help our facilitators orientate to the space.

We’re so very thrilled to begin group at this location!

 

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Shopping online? http://babybluesconnection.org/bbc/shopping-online/ http://babybluesconnection.org/bbc/shopping-online/#comments Sat, 09 May 2015 17:51:23 +0000 http://babybluesconnection.org/bbc/?p=2521 Read More

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While our hearts might desire shopping to support local shops, the practicality of online shopping can be hard to beat, especially with little ones around! If you are shopping through Amazon, consider signing up to support BBC by selecting us as your chosen non-profit through Amazon Smile. Every time you shop, a portion of your proceeds will be sent to us. There’s nothing more to do. It’s easy-peasy!

Sign up today, even if you don’t plan to purchase any time soon.

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Enter to win! http://babybluesconnection.org/bbc/enter-to-win/ http://babybluesconnection.org/bbc/enter-to-win/#comments Tue, 05 May 2015 09:26:49 +0000 http://babybluesconnection.org/bbc/?p=2516 Have you bought your raffle tickets yet? You can’t win, if you don’t play!

Support BBC by entering to win a two-night stay at Great Wolf Lodge.
Tickets are 1 for $5, 3 for $10 or 7 for $20
Click here to buy tickets. 

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May is Maternal Mental Health Month http://babybluesconnection.org/bbc/may-is-maternal-mental-health-month/ http://babybluesconnection.org/bbc/may-is-maternal-mental-health-month/#comments Mon, 04 May 2015 21:26:25 +0000 http://babybluesconnection.org/bbc/?p=2513 Read More

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May is Maternal Mental Health Month.

When mama suffers, the family suffers. Rates of depression and anxiety are as high as 1 in 7. Think of your circle of friends and apply that number. Maybe someone you know is suffering right now. What can you do?

Join  the national public awareness campaign by following National Collation for Maternal Mental Health  and Postpartum Support International.

Support the movement locally by supporting Baby Blues Connection. Click here to show your support.

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Bowling for Baby Blues Connection http://babybluesconnection.org/bbc/2451/ http://babybluesconnection.org/bbc/2451/#comments Wed, 22 Apr 2015 02:12:28 +0000 http://babybluesconnection.org/bbc/?p=2451 Read More

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bowling bwA little friendly competition for a good cause!

Bowling for
Baby Blues Connection

Saturday, June 6th
11 am-1 pm

To buy a lane and buy raffle tickets click here. You can also visit our FB event and find tickets that way. 
Join us for a little friendly competition! There’ll be food and sweets. We have great raffle baskets up for grabs. We’ll have some awesome silly games and prizes throughout. It’s going to be a great time.

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