Groups

Becoming a parent is a unique time of growth and development, as a person and as a family. Birth Roots offers a few groups where families can find some extra support, guidance and encouragement, right when they need it most.  

Le Nid Francophone – On Pause For Summer 2021

Are you a new parent who speaks French, as a first, second or third+ language?
Birth Roots has offered a free, drop-in parenting group in French when there has been sufficient interest. Babies are immersed in French conversation as we create a space that is welcoming to new parents who may feel more at ease communicating in French. Please email us if you would like to be notified when there is enough interest to make this happen! [email protected]

 

The New Parent Nest

A free, unfacilitated social gathering for new parents and their pre-mobile babies. Join us in Birth Roots outdoor classroom on Thursdays 12:30-2:00pm. Talk through challenges, redefine your goals and access resources in a supportive, judgment-free space. No pre-registration is needed. 16 Vannah Ave., Portland, ME 04103

**Birth Roots programs in the Outdoor Classroom require masks regardless of vaccination status. Birth Roots is closed when Portland Public Schools are closed for holidays and inclement weather.  

The S.O.S. Club – Launching Fall 2021

What is the difference between our two free drop in groups, the New Parent Nest and the S.O.S. Club? (Formerly Eat, Sleep, Feed at our previous State St location.)

While The New Parent Nest in Birth Roots Outdoor Classroom is an unfacilitated social gathering of parents and pre-mobile babies every Thursday at 12:30. The SOS Club is a facilitated gathering to support new parents with troubleshooting specific to feeding and sleep challenges, and while it is free it does require pre-registration. This group will launch in September 2021 (day and time TBD) and will be facilitated by Jenna Marion of REMedy Pediatric Sleep Coaching.

**Birth Roots programs in the Outdoor Classroom require masks regardless of vaccination status. Birth Roots is closed when Portland Public Schools are closed for holidays and inclement weather.