REDONDO BEACH (CBSLA.com) — A Southland woman’s battle with postpartum depression has led her to create a “mommy super center” to help new mothers feel supported.
CBS2’s Cristy Fajardo spoke Wednesday with co-founder and family therapist Stephanie Morales about what mothers can expect to gain while visiting the center.
“The Mother Nurture Center is not judgmental; we are inclusive not exclusive,” said Morales. “So, it doesn’t matter how you birth your baby, feed your baby or even how you get there, we just want to be there to support you.”
The center offers classes taught by various pediatricians, provides consultations with clinical therapists and displays books on just about everything that is baby-related.
Employees of the center even offer techniques that help expectant mothers avoid pregnancy discomfort, such as a MyFascial release and self hypnosis, which is said to help increase fertility and alleviate labor pains before giving birth.
The center additionally provides placenta encapsulation, as a less-conventional technique, that helps mothers with breast milk production and energy.
Morales calls her center a judgment free zone and a carefree environment for mothers and babies.
“All families are welcome, independent how you got there, so if ever there are some hiccups in the school of thinking, we’re always there to bridge the gap,” she said.
Classes and services at the Mother Nurture Center are offered separately and range in price from $20 to hundreds of dollars.