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Pettaway Pursuit Foundation (PPF) launched the Pal for Parents Program (PFP) with the intent of furthering awareness on preventative healthcare and maternal health for the entire family. In addition to all facets of maternal health that PPF advocates for within our various communities, continuous support for mothers and their families has always been at the forefront of our cause. This support is offered with the intention of creating a safe and stress-free environment for the mother to prevent potential birth complications. The PFP allows mothers who are not eligible for the DBMS program to access FREE classes such Childbirth Education, Newborn Care Class, Prenatal Yoga, Nutrition Classes, Breastfeeding Class, and more.
The PFP allows us to collaborate with different organizations, agencies, and schools to expand the topics of the classes and workshops we offered. Moreover, this program not only helps families but also gives opportunities to college students to obtain their clinical hours through PPF internship and facilitating classes.
Provide evidence-based classes and training for parents on preventive healthcare
Alleviate stress for parents during this overwhelming phase of their lives.
Learning together to further enhance wellness in our community
Childbirth Education is a class for parents that will help them to prepare for pregnancy, stages of labor and birth. Education will encompass hopes and fears surrounding the birth of their baby; tips to alleviate pain during labor; physical activities that will help moms deliver a healthy baby; and much more.
Prenatal Yoga is an integrative approach encompassing poses, breathing, and meditation. This method is used to prepare pregnant women for childbirth, create a bond between mother and baby, reduce anxiety and stress, and increase endurance, flexibility, and muscles needed for labor and delivery.
Nutrition Class is a class that teaches parents how to create a healthy lifestyle for them and for their babies. It includes learning how to read nutrition labels on food packages, how to enforce a proper and healthy diet for pregnant and breastfeeding moms and much more.
Newborn Care Class is a class that encompasses the preparation of the baby’s arrival. This class includes but is not limited to safe sleep education, how to change diapers, mother-baby bonding, breastfeeding, how to change the baby’s clothes, how to bathe a newborn baby, how to play with a newborn and much more.
NICU Support Group is an emotional as well as educational support group for mothers with babies in the NICU. This group is composed of parents sharing their roller coaster emotions and a facilitator offering non-judgmental emotional support and education. The education includes the importance of skin-to-skin bonding and more.
Breastfeeding Support Group helps moms build up their confidence around breastfeeding. During the group session, moms can bring their babies to class. Allowing them to share and learn from each other’s breastfeeding experiences. They can exchange advice regarding different breastfeeding position, overcoming breastfeeding anxiety, breast/nipple pain management, pumping, managing and sustaining breastfeeding while working and a lot more. A class facilitator will be on-hand to guide them with any questions.
Life Skills (Parenting Skills, Budgeting, Time Management, Stress Relief) is a class that helps parents learn how to handle the stress of becoming a new or recurring parent, how to manage their time with the baby around household chores and work, how to acquire resources within their surrounding community, and much more.
Mommy Support Group (Peer-to-Peer) is a support group for both prenatal and postpartum moms where they can gather around, share, support and learn from each other’s experiences. This class may be offered under various titles with the same premise, healing.
Dad's Corner teaches you how to handle and understand your partners emotional and physical changes during pregnancy and postpartum. It is a safe place for dads to share their thoughts and feelings with other dads.
Pettaway Pursuit Foundation
11 Owen Avenue, Lansdowne, PA 19050 US
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