this tribe has had a crazy amount of views!
There was prenatal nutrition classes for young moms at the early years centre when i was first expecting, it was nice provided healthy snack and resources and guest speakers
When i moved back home, i tried to find the same class near by, found a similar structure but I went once and was shocked, my public health nurse said it was for mothers recommended by children's aid and i shouldnt go, no kidding my goodness "my name is ..... and i dont know how far along i am" "im 22 and this is my third" smoking cigarettes outside with a big belly on them, after that I didnt attend any other classes
There was teen pregnancy outreach centre, run by senior volunteers however they just made me feel bad. They helped me find maternity clothes and gave me brand new bravado maternity panties and nursing bras which helped alot. Even a christmas card that following year.
I missed the set times for the hospital birth classes, so my public health nurse did my classes. I signed up for our Healthy Babies Healthy Children program, they do pre and post natal visits at your home, but...lol didnt help, by that time ( my 8 month i think?) I was helping her teach, knowing most of the in's and out's, and suggested breathing but didnt use "key key key" i was a "shhhhh shhhhh" girl
I'm always a year behind on taxes so my baby bonus's come in a big chunk instead of monthly
After he was born I attended baby group at the local early years(ontario early years centres, government funded early learning centres run by certified early childhood educators providing programming from birth to 6 yrs, not sure if thats everywhere else!)
when he was 9 weeks, began baby picasso (food playing) shortly after. Baby group was saving grace! It helped me adjust so much and I even learned to babywear there as well. I still go to early years nearly every week
I think thats about all the resources I utilize, i found I rather be mentored by older mothers than young mothers my age, most of them left their babies before 6 weeks to party and continue to leave their children with neighbors and friends and argue, swear all that in front of them, absolutely no comradery with them!
i've gone to the local beaches, museums, libraries, cultural events from when he was a wee one, ill never believe the phrase "oh they're too young to get anything out of it"