First Year Programs for Expectant and New Parents
The Year One program is a wonderful way to get tried-and-true information and advice to guide you through the unique experience of pregnancy with and raising of multiples, as well as a great way to make acquaintance with other parents of multiples. The monthly Year One meetings are held in Seattle and are offered free of charge to members, as well as prospective members of SFOM who wish to learn more about club before joining. Gatherings are held on select Saturday mornings and includes a variety of speakers and panels to discuss topics and questions that frequently arise as you prepare for, and then, get to know, your new babies. This is a great opportunity to hear about resources and build relationships with other parents of multiples.
SFOM PEMS Groups: Providing Early Multiples Support
SFOM is a member of the PEPS Network™. We offer small age-based groups for families with multiples, targeting adjusted age 0-4 months, which are based on the model for parent peer-support groups used by PEPS – The Program for Early Parent Support™.
The SFOM PEMS Program is offered throughout the year, with groups starting almost every month. Groups meet for 2 hours every week for 8 weeks. Visit our PEMS Program page for additional information about groups and how to register. Also, check out our suggestions for other resources for local parents.
Seeking: Volunteer Group Leaders. If you’re an experienced parent of multiples and would enjoy supporting other new parents of multiples, learn more about volunteering to lead a PEMS group. Thank you!