New Mother's Social Circle


The New Mother's Social Circle is for any mom looking to meet other moms, babies and toddlers for activities, conversation, baby socialization and friendship.

All are welcome in this relaxed and friendly group. We start with introductions and a guided discussion around a topic and then have time for socializing babies and making friends.

There are snacks and age-appropriate toys.

Wherever you are in your mothering journey, whether you are pregnant, have a new baby, toddlers or preschoolers, we welcome you! It doesn't matter what kind of birth you had, or how you feed and diaper your baby...we want you to feel at home.

We meet at 10-11:00 am on Wednesdays in the Nursery of the Reformed Church of Poughkeepsie. Parking lot is on Hanscom Ave across from the Tower Entrance. Come in the Tower Entrance on Hanscom Ave. We meet downstairs in the Nursery.

Please RSVP every week with Donna Bruschi 845-750-4402

(Some weeks we take a field trip or we may cancel for weather or illness.)


This is a community and non-religious outreach support group of Donna Bruschi, IBCLC and the Reformed Church of Poughkeepsie. There are Christian books and pictures in the room, as you would expect in a church nursery, but our support is around what you and your baby need.

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Ella B.

My son was born with a lip and tongue time, and even after his procedure, nursing was extremely painful. I would cry and clench my fists during every feeding, staring at the timer until 20 minutes were up so I could give myself permission to unlatch my son. Feeding him was a huge burden and caused me a great deal of anxiety because of how much it hurt.

I worked with Donna during the first few months of my son's life. I went from dreading nursing, to nursing on demand thanks to her support.

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