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Resource Library and Referral
Our lending library covers topics such as pregnancy and childbirth, lactation, child development, parenting, multiples, adoption, yoga, and nutrition. The library also provides information on local resources and community offerings. No fee.

Kitsap HOPE Circle
Help Overcoming Postpartum Emotional Challenges co-sponsored by Postpartum Support International of WA and Peacock Family Center.

Emotional changes & challenges during pregnancy & the postpartum period are common. Moms can experience a range of emotions from feeling isolated, lonely & overwhelmed to experiencing anxiety and depression after baby arrives. These pregnancy/postpartum challenges can affect the whole family. Women should not have to go through this alone! It can help to share in a safe, supportive group environment. This group is for any mom experiencing any kind of emotional or adjustment challenges during pregnancy or postpartum (up to 12 months post birth): stress, exhaustion, feeling isolated or lonely, anxiety, or depression (adoption/birth/foster). Suggested donation: $10. You are welcome to bring babies up to 12 months or leave them at home with a caregiver if a break would be nice.

Facilitator: Crystal Gurney, birth doula & certified MotherWoman facilitator
Contact Crystal for more info: 360-990-8901 or kitsaphopecircle@gmail.com

Developmental Screening
Because of the rapid changes in the early years of childhood, the American Academy of Pediatrics and others recommend that infants and young children be screened on a regular and periodic basis, where a professional works with parents and caregivers to celebrate developmental gains and watch for any delays. Developmental screening is an opportunity to think closely about your child’s development, share your unique observation of your child, and learn about developmental stages. If your child attends the Peacock Family Center, talk with the staff about this opportunity for developmental screening and monitoring for children 12 months through 5 years, using the Ages and Stages Questionnaires (ASQ-3 and ASQ-SE, social emotional).

Parent Evenings
This evening series for parents is designed to foster community and provide information on topics of general interest such as developmental stages in childhood, comparative educational models, parenting, nutrition, self-care, greening your family life, and more. No fee.

Counseling for Pregnancy and Postpartum Depression
Counseling includes screening, resource referral, and support. Individual and couples consultation is provided by appointment. Paperwork for out-of-network reimbursement is available, and DSHS is accepted.

In-Home Lactation Consulting
In partnership with Bainbridge Lactation Services, we offer individualized lactation support during the early weeks for preventing and managing common concerns such as poor latch, inadequate milk transfer or supply, nipple or breast pain, and calming a fussy baby;
breastfeeding in challenging situations (e.g., for twins or triplets or premature infants); milk expression and storage; and strategies for breastfeeding after returning to work.