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Postpartum depression (PPD) affects one in eight women; however, the risk is 1.6 times higher for Black women.

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The Mama Wellness Foundation’s mission is

to destigmatize postpartum depression, increase access to mental health services,

and build a supportive community for mamas.

Revolutionizing How We Care for Mothers - Together

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We partner with brands that believe in women and mental health. Our goal is to impact 200 mothers yearly by providing access to mental health services. 

Diaper Donation

We understand the challenges that come with parenting, and The Mama Wellness Foundation is providing support to single mamas facing diaper needs in Louisiana and Texas. Our Quarterly Diaper Donation Program aims to provide assistance to mothers who may be experiencing financial difficulties in meeting the diapering requirements of their little ones. Please take a moment to fill out the Diaper Donation Form below. 

How We Started

Our founder was diagnosed with postpartum depression two months after birthing her son and she carried the weight of shame and guilt as she navigated motherhood for the first time. From her circle of friends to the therapeutic couch, she found healing in connection and professional guidance. When the world was hit by the COVID-19, social media became a platform for mothers to share their raw struggles. Between judgment and misunderstanding, the founder recognized her personal experience could be a guiding light for others seeking peace and understanding for a condition often overlooked and underdiagnosed. Our nonprofit was founded as a safe haven where black mothers can show up authentically, sharing their vulnerabilities, and finding strength in a supportive community so they can rewrite their narrative. 

Therapy for Mothers - Nurtu

12-Week Cohort Based Program January 9th - April 1st 

TOOLS, RESOURCES, & SUPPORT TO

THRIVE IN MAMAHOOD?

NURTU is a 12-week therapy program specifically designed to empower and prioritize the mental health of Black Mamas. Our ultimate mission is to guide Black Mamas on a journey of self-discovery, healing, and embracing personal growth with a renewed sense of pride.

Other Programs

Below is other services that we offer to families. 

Diaper Donation for Families

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Teen Girl Mental Health

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Rich Mama Club

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Why Maternal Mental Health Matters

Studies have shown that women of color experience postpartum depression at a rate of 38 percent compared with approximately 13 to 19 percent for all postpartum
women.
When perinatal mood disorders are left undiagnosed or untreated, the results can be deadly. Suicide is a leading cause of maternal death for women with postpartum depression.
Women of color who have experienced postpartum depression report seeing health professionals yet remain undiagnosed and untreated, even after multiple visits to the doctor.
Studies show that black women rarely recognize symptoms of depression because of social and cultural perceptions of mental health as well as utilizing strength in high-stress moments or adversity—which are culturally sanctioned in the black community.
Women of color disproportionately lack the time and flexibility required to regularly attend doctor’s appointments. In this situation they choose between neglecting their health —potentially exacerbating health concerns.
While the risk may be higher, Black women are less likely to receive help due to factors such as financial barriers, stigma associated with mental health struggles, structural racism and a historical mistrust of the health care system. 

Featured Resource Guides

Get Our Postpartum Depression Fact Sheet

Join us in supporting mothers. Your donation helps us provide resources, free therapy, and. postpartum care to a mother in need.

Get Our Self-Care Strategies for Mamas to Improve Mental Health

Join us in supporting mothers. Your donation helps us provide resources, free therapy, and. postpartum care to a mother in need.

Get Our Community Resource Guide for Additional Support

Join us in supporting mothers. Your donation helps us provide resources, free therapy, and. postpartum care to a mother in need.

How to Support

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Donate to The Foundation

Join us in supporting mothers. Your donation helps us provide resources, free therapy, and. postpartum care to a mother in need.

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Sponsor an Event

Elevate your brand as a proud sponsor of our exceptional events! Join us in creating unforgettable experiences that bring mothers together.

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Partner with Our Community

Join forces with us as we strive to make a meaningful impact on the lives of mothers. Let's collaborate and make a difference.

Community

JOIN OUR FACEBOOK

Our Facebook Community is designed to build community for mamas through an intimate setting. Come have conversations about parenting, participate in our meetups, ask questions, share your stories, and learn more about navigating motherhood. 

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The Blog

Dive into a world of thought-provoking articles, insightful stories, and valuable resources on thriving in motherhood. Our purpose is to ignite curiosity, spark conversations, and empower readers with the tools they need to grow personally and professionally.

LETS PARTNER TO SUPPORT BLACK MOTHERS ON THEIR MOTHERHOOD JOURNEY.

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