Pregnancy Group with Laura Todaro

Pregnancy can be stressful, isolating, and overwhelming, with changes to your body, mind, and relationships all at once. Join your group of expectant moms in online sessions guided by a nurse midwife, aimed to equip you for a healthier & happier pregnancy.

Laura Todaro
RN, CNM, Perinatal MH specialist

About This Group

A curated group of 6-8 expectant or new moms matched for you. Get below the surface on your emotions, and together, regain your sense of self and footing in this new role.

Your Facilitator

Laura Todaro is an RN, Certified Nurse Midwife and Perinatal Mental Health Specialist. Originally from Western New York, she has been living in the Bay Area for 30 years, where she has worked as a doula, childbirth educator and new parent support group facilitator. After giving birth to her two children, she pursued her dream to become a midwife, went to nursing school then received her Master's from UCSF in Midwifery and Women's Health in 2014. Since then she has worked in a variety of settings providing prenatal, gynecological, labor and delivery and postpartum care. She is passionate about Perinatal Mental Health and feels it is essential to create community among new parents in order to improve the experience of pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period and to support their mental health during this transformative time. She lives in Oakland with her husband, Jakada and two of their combined six children who are still at home. She loves to work in her garden, hike and make delicious meals for her family and friends.
Laura Todaro
RN, CNM, Perinatal MH specialist

Gems from last week

What is something that will stay the same during this time of change?

Why It Matters
  • During pregnancy, postpartum, and parenting there are many things in flux.
  • After all, you are physically growing another human (or humans if you have twins)--and that means a lot of things are evolving in your body and life to support that.
  • It is easy to focus on all the things that are changing, but sometimes that can be overwhelming. Taking time to note the things that aren't changing can keep you stay grounded and rooted while you metamorphize as a parent or partner.
Some Examples
Joy and Happiness
Despite not sleeping well, I still love coffee (even if it is decaf), and the smell of vanilla. I love sunflowers & the smell of the earth after the rain
Distractions and Entertainment
I have always loved action movies, and my favorite music is ...
Friendship and Connection
My partner is still my person, and my BFF is still my BFF. My mother still drives me nuts around the holiday, and my little brother still makes me laugh.

Location Eligibility

All States

Location Eligibility

All States

Your one support system, that's always got your back

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