We partner with LOOM to offer + Baby classes for pregnant and parenting foster teens living at St. Anne’s Residential Facility in Silverlake.
LOOM is a pregnancy and parenting hub based in Mid-City Los Angeles, co-founded by AOM member and doula Erica Chidi Cohen. Inclusive and innovative LOOM makes room for everyone that’s approaching parenthood and offers coaching, classes and community events to growing families.
The + Baby classes for the young mothers at St. Annes are interactive, fun and designed to enrich our foster youth’s lives with their babes. The curriculum navigates the first year of motherhood, with an emphasis on therapeutic and educational topics.
Classes include songs and movement, as well as education, support, and parenting techniques. The topics presented are tailored to the needs of this particular population, and include guidance for developmental play, temperament, sleep, feeding as well as self-care and self esteem strategies for new mamas.
LOOM’s Erica Chidi Cohen leads and coordinates the + Baby program.