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Mohawk Valley Prenatal & Maternity Support

Mohawk Valley Prenatal/Maternity Support is a Facebook Group turned community charity founded by Ashley Engram that freely provides baby/maternity essentials and pregnancy, childbirth and infant care education & support to low-income, at-risk families in Upstate, NY.

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Click Here for our Resource Guide for New Moms!!

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Join Our Facebook Group

We've put together an amazing group that bridges the gap in maternity care. We brought together local birth & infant care professionals including Doulas, Lactation Specialists, Pediatric Care Providers, Day Care Providers, Chiropractors and more... all here to socialize and answer general questions, offering support to new mothers. If you live in the Mohawk Valley area of Upstate New York, join our Facebook group here.

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World Doula Week - 7 Day Celebration

In 2021, we hosted a major giveaway with 7 days and 7 ways of entry, 5 huge prize packages as we celebrated World Doula Week from March 22-28th. Winners were announced on the 30th.

 

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Community Baby Shower

In 2023, MVPMS hosts a Community Baby Shower where all pregnant and new moms of the Mohawk Valley region can come out and learn about the benefits of doula care and snag a free pack of diapers! There will be games/prizes, refreshments, raffles and local maternal-child health professionals & community agencies as exhibitors (vendors). The Utica Rescue Mission and Pastor Jamina Lilley donated and abundance of diapers in sponsorship for this event!

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Black Breastfeeding Week 

Every year we celebrate Black Breastfeeding Week by hosting a Sister Circle event where we spend an evening in fellowship with one another, telling our stories, brushing up on our breastfeeding knowledge and discussing ways we can improve our local BFing rates amongst our culture.

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World Breastfeeding Week 

Since 2019, I've been working and partnering with the Mohawk Valley Breastfeeding Network to plan, coordinate and host our by far most popular event each year, World Breastfeeding Week Celebration @ The Zoo. This event was started my by friend and colleague Ginger Swasey back in 2011 in partnership with our local WIC agency.

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SAHM Business Mentorship

SAHMs (stay-at-home-moms) are finding ways to monetize their hobbies and their passions. I have recently undergone taking SAHMs under my wing to help them create businesses or side-hustles out of the things they are good at. I teach them about websites, mentor them with marketing, brand developement and business systems. If you're interested in my mentorship, sign up here, for a free consultation. 

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Black History Workshop

In 2023 we are hosted a free black history workshop that delve into the colorful history of black reproduction in America. Similiar to our Sister Circle, we discussed sensitive topics that helped the participant understand why we see certain practices in our medical feild as it pertains to BIPOC in their childbearing years. If we don't understand our history we cannot begin to figure out where we're headed in our future. This event was partially sponsored by The Community Foundation and the Mohawk Valley Frontiers.

**New Project**

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Susie's Cafe Holiday Giveaway

In 2023 we have the opportunity to give back to our community of moms during the holiday season of giving. We are collaborating with the Mohawk Valley Breastfeeding Network in hopes to increase awareness of their BFing support services and encourage BFing moms to participate in their Breastfeeding social group called Susie's Cafe. We've been chosen among many other local charities to receive toys through our local Stuff The Bus campaign.

If you like what we are doing in our community and would like to support my efforts, feel free to give a small donation at the link below. It's so easy and simple, it's like buying me a cup of coffee!! 

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