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To help women with children discover and honor their worth as individuals and as moms.
Momcare Network provides self-care support and encouragement to mothers in Williamson County, Texas, especially during the 18-month postpartum period. This support includes education about the importance of physical and emotional care and how to achieve wellbeing as an individual and mother.
The emotional health of parents is critical for well-functioning families and society. With a 15% - 20% post partum depression rate,or 800,000 new cases per year, the emotional and physical needs of mothers deserves focused attention. Whether she works at home or outside the home, whether she is married or single, the responsibilities of today's mother can be taxing to the point of exhaustion and even sickness if their basic needs go unmet.
Many moms are operating with emotional wells that are less than half full. This is true for single as well as moms with partners. When mom is emotionally unhealthy, the impact on the family is direct and palpable. Delayed child development is also an unfortunate casualty. MomCare Network helps mothers in 3 key areas:
1. Peer support
2. Networking with other mothers
3. Parenting education focusing on parenting efficacy and self-confidence