A key component to a successful pregnancy is having a support system, which is exactly what the Support Health Assessment Relationships and Education (S.H.A.R.E) group provides at the Magnolia Project.
The S.H.A.R.E group, facilitated by a registered nurse and a nurse practitioner, offers prenatal care in a group setting.
During the S.H.A.R.E group meetings, moms share their personal experiences, learn about nutrition and breastfeeding, demonstrate real life scenarios, and get support from others who can relate directly to what they are experiencing.
Group prenatal classes offer participants the opportunity to gather with other women to have a discussion, opposed to being taught, about their experiences.
This year the S.H.A.R.E group hosted its first baby shower which was very successful according to Magnolia Project community health worker, Cheryl Wright.
“It was our first time having a S.H.A.R.E group baby shower, and they really loved it! Most of the moms are due around the same time, so we decided to host one large shower. They loved the games and the gifts, and we look forward to doing it again in the future.”
The baby shower consisted of food, games and array of gifts, which included diapers, baby food and pack-n-plays.