Groups

Dr. Clayton currently runs groups ranging from new mothers with infants 0 to 5 months old, and a continuance group into toddlerhood  (5-10 months old) which meet at Balboa Pediatrics in Encino.

 

Reservations are required. To sign up please call Balboa Pediatrics at (818) 789-0941, or visit their website at Balboa Pediatrics. Please see my ad at LaPregnancy.com for more info.

 
MAMMA MIA: TRANSITIONING INTO MOTHERHOOD: A Group for New Moms

 

This is a 10-week group for infants 0 to 5 months old and meets at Balboa Pediatrics.

Some Topics Discussed:

  • Baby Blues vs. Postpartum Depression

  • This is not what I expected Motherhood to be like

  • Nap schedules

  • Breastfeeding vs. bottle-feeding (and the expectations involved)

  • Managing your time and your baby's

  • The impact on the relationship with your significant other

  • Advice from Mothers/mother figures (how to take it in & throw some back)

  • Returning to work or not

  • Finding a comfort zone with caring for your child

 
MAMMA MIA: TRANSITIONING INTO TODDLERHOOD

 

This is a 10-week group for babies 5 to 10 months old and meets at Balboa Pediatrics.

Some Topics Discussed:

  • Developmental Milestones

  • Solid Food

  • Sleep Training

  • Vaccines

  • Separation Anxiety

  • Baby Proofing

  • Preschool Panic

 

A woman's reproductive history and previous coping abilities have a direct bearing on her mental health postpartum and her relationship with her children, particularly her infant.  Approximately 15% of women experience Post Partum Depression.  If you or someone you know may be struggling during pregnancy or the first year of their infant's life, please contact me without delay.  There are a variety of resources available, and you/they do not have to do go through this alone.

© 2020 by Dr. Amy Clayton, Psy.D., LCSW

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