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Erigo – nurturing Savannah’s expectant & new parents through breastfeeding help, birthing classes, group support, postpartum care

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Erigo Savannah breastfeeding help

Erigo in Savannah is the one-stop resource for expectant & new parents.

Savannah’s first and only boutique maternity firm offers a wide variety of services, tailored specifically to each client’s needs. The fresh & welcoming spot is located in the heart of Savannah’s medical district at 5301 Paulsen St.


The list below only begins to cover what Erigo can offer. Please click on any that interest you.

Lactation (Breastfeeding) consultation
Postpartum Care for Mom & Baby
Group Support Meetings for New & Expectant Parents
Birthing Preparation Classes
Parenting Classes
Pregnancy and Postpartum Fitness Classes

To see more of what Erigo offers, please visit their Web site by clicking here. 

Connect with other parents

*FREE Expectant & New Parent Support Group, meets @ Erigo, 10-11:30 AM the 1st Tuesday of every month. Refreshments served. No RSVP necessary. Just show up! Details here.  
Whether you are thinking of starting a family, currently pregnant, a new parent or maybe looking to connect with other parents and kids: Erigo Savannah has created a new environment where all are welcome to discuss and learn different ways to enjoy parenthood. Cate Glyn-Jones, registered nurse, midwife, and lactation consultant, will also be on hand to answer all of your questions.
This is a free event with refreshments served.
1st Tuesday of Every Month from 10-11:30 am
5301 Paulsen Street, in the Medical Arts District

*New Mamas Club,  10 AM-Noon Fridays @ Erigo. Engaging activities for mom & baby including some light yoga. Details here. 

*Birthing & Newborn care, 6-8 PM Tuesdays @ Erigo. Details here.


Erigo, 5301 Paulsen St. Savannah. On Facebook here. Email (912) 544-6387,  Erigo is a advertiser 

Pediatric Rehabilitation & Wellness in Savannah offers Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy for Children

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Pediatric Rehabilitation & Wellness in Savannah Pediatric Rehabilitation & Wellness in Savannah is THE practice for physical, occupational & speech therapy for kids.

Their therapists are here to answer your concerns about your child’s development.

Do people have difficulty understanding your child when he/she speaks?

Are you concerned about the effects of chronic ear infections on your child’s speech?

Are you concerned that your child is not crawling?

Does your child interact with others?

Therapists at Pediatric Rehabilitation & Wellness can answer these and many other questions you may have about your child’s development.

Call Pediatric Rehabilitation & Wellness for an appointment: 912.351.4793.

You can meet the therapists from Pediatric Rehabilitation & Wellness at their booth at the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society Annual Buddy Walk at Forsyth Park this Saturday October 4th. Learn more about the Buddy Walk 2014 here. 

Pediatric Rehabilitation & Wellness, 10B Mall Ct., Savannah, 31406, 912.351.4793, On Facebook here, email , Pediatric Rehabilitation & Wellness is a advertiser.  

Savannah Hope Affiliates offers therapy for children & adults including therapeutic art classes, music therapy, yoga for kids

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Therapeutic Art, Music Therapy Classes, Yoga for Anxiety  at Savannah Hope Affiliates

We’re thrilled to tell you about a new, much needed health service in Savannah: Savannah Hope Affiliates

Savannah Hope Affiliates in partnership with Hope Counseling Center in Savannah provides services & support to children & adults through an integrative approach to wellness. Offerings range from parent training in educational advocacy, counseling, Grief Recovery Method groups or one-on-one sessions, play therapy, music therapy, therapeutic art classes, yoga for anxiety reduction & nutrition consultations.

Their staff is fully licensed and/or certified in their prospective fields & strive to offer hope instilling, uniquely tailored treatment plans and/or life paths that allows each child, family, adult, and/or couple to develop & obtain their goals in a supportive environment.

Learn more about Savannah Hope Affiliates’ therapeutic classes, educational consulting, grief recovery & their team here. 

Learn more about Hope Counseling Center counseling services & their team here. 

Therapeutic Art Classes

Among the services & classes offered by Savannah Hope Affiliates is a therapeutic art class for children of all ages on Fridays after-school Oct. 3-Dec. 5, 3:45-4:45 PM.

Therapeutic art improves well-being and confidence in children. Classes are based on the premise that self-expression can be used to address emotional problems, develop interpersonal skills, manage behavior, reduce stress, and increase self-awareness. Children naturally communicate through art and play. Therapeutic art classes can give them a non-verbal way to face challenges.

Savannah Hope Affiliates is partnering with a favorite kids’ spot – Scribble Art Studio – to offer a unique class, giving your child an opportunity to express themselves in a nurturing environment.

Class will run for eight weeks Oct. 3 to Dec. 5. No classes on Halloween October 31st or Thanksgiving break November 28th. Cost $275. Class size is limited to 6 children.

To register please contact Savannah Hope Affiliates at 912.201.3025 or

Music Therapy

Music Therapy Classes will be held for ten weeks Wednesdays October 1 – December 3 from 3:45-4:30 (ages 6-9) and4:30-5:15 (ages 10-13). No classes during Thanksgiving break November 26. Cost $250. Class size is limited to 8 children. To register please contact Savannah Hope Affiliates at 912.201.3025

Yoga for kids

Yoga Classes will be held for ten weeks Thursday October 2-December 4 from 4:45-5:45 ( ages 7-10) and (11-14). No classes during Thanksgiving break November 27th. Cost $125. Class size is limited to 5. Age groups will alternate every other week for a total of five classes each. To register please contact Savannah Hope Affiliates at 912.201.3025

Grief Recovery for adults

Grief Recovery Group for Adults will be held for 10 weeks Tuesdays, September 30-December 9 from 7-9:00pm or Thursdays October 2-December 13 from 10-12:00. No classes during Thanksgiving break November 25 or 27. Cost $250. Class size is limited to 6 adults per class. To register please contact Savannah Hope Affiliates at 912.201.3025

Savannah Hope Affiliates, 37 West Fairmont Avenue, Suite 201 Savannah, 31406, email, tel.912.201.3025,

Free Monthly Support Group for New & Expectant Parents

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Erigo Monthly Support Group for New & Expectant Parents SavannahFree Monthly Support Group for New & Expectant Parents @ Erigo, 5301 Paulsen Street, Savannah, 31405.

This event takes place the first Tuesday of every month and is always free.

time: 10am to 11:30am
phone: 912-544-6387
web site:

Come and meet fellow parents and kids. Discuss and learn different ways to enjoy parenthood. Cate Glyn-Jones, registered nurse, midwife, and lactation consultant, will be on hand to answer all of your questions. This is a free event with refreshments served and takes place the first Tuesday of every month.

Bullying Intervention Strategies for Parents Webinar

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

You’re invited to the first Mama Time Webinar. The topic is “Bullying Intervention Strategies for Parents”.

While the Webinar is specifically for parents of children with special needs, all mothers can benefit from hearing about this topic. The webinar is free and is scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday night Jan. 17 & 18! Recordings will be available for those that can’t listen that evening, but you must register for the event to listen to the recordings. Click here for more information

Mama Time, , based in Savannah, provides workshops and retreats for all mothers and expectant mothers needing some time to rest, relax, play and grow. Visit  to learn more about their other upcoming workshops and events!

Upcoming Mama Time events include:

A Jan 14 2012 retreat for Special Needs Mothers called Grieving Losses/Identifying Gifts. Details here.

A Feb 4 Autism Mama Retreat. Details here.

Mama Time,, email Mama Time is a advertiser

Social Skills Group Therapy in Pooler for ages preschool to adult

Monday, May 16th, 2011

Is your child struggling with making friends? Social Skills for Individuals and Groups are available at The Mindspring Center in Pooler. Now forming groups for summer and fall sessions.

Social Skills Therapy teaches skills that will promote positive interactions with others, decrease anxiety, and increase self-esteem.

Summer and Fall Group Registration
Ages: Preschool – Adult

Summer Groups:
Preschool and upper elementary & middle school
Dates: Tues. May 31 – Tues. July 14
Day: Every Tuesday and Thursday (7 weeks = 14 sessions)
Time: 4:30 – 5:30 (preschool) and 5:45 – 6:45 pm (elementary/middle)

Fall Groups:
Preschool, early elementary, older elementary, middle school, high school, and adult.
Dates: Begin week of Aug. 13
Day: Depends on group – Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday
(14 weeks = 14 sessions)
Time: Pending

How to Join?

Contact The Mindspring Center to schedule your child’s assessment: call 912-748-6463 or email .
Insurance reimbursement may be available. The office can check your benefits.

Save 50%

Schedule your child’s assessment on or before June 9 and recieve 50% off of the cost of an assessment. Regular rate: $70. An individualized assessment is required for participation in any social skills group therapy. Offer Expires: June 9, 2011

The MindSpring Center, 1147 West Highway 80, Pooler, GA, 31322, The Mindspring Center is a advertiser.

Savannah therapists: Georgia Outreach provides family, individual and couples counseling

Friday, January 28th, 2011

georgia-outreach-therapyWe all need counseling every now and then – whether for our romantic relationships, our children or ourselves.

Which is why it’s comforting to know about a new therapy practice in Savannah doing individual and family therapy called Georgia Outreach. Georgia Outreach therapists Ashley Richbourg and Kim Brauda offer a fresh, innovative approach to therapy.

Georgia Outreach Therapist Kim Brauda

Georgia Outreach Therapist Kim Brauda

Georgia Outreach Therapist Ashley Richbourg
Georgia Outreach Therapist Ashley Richbourg

When it comes to children or adolescent therapy at Georgia Outreach, the parent and therapist work as a team. The goal being that the therapist will serve as a resource to parents, as extra support in helping children during transitions. Georgia Outreach strives to provide an environment that children are eager to return to.

Georgia Outreach also offers couples counseling, whether you’re married or dating. Such therapy can be useful even before there’s ever an issue. “If you are having a “great” relationship you can make it better,” said Georgia Outreach therapist Ashley Richbourg. “If you find the right therapist, they will not point out what is wrong with you, but should focus on what is working and how to make the positives shine even more.”

During talk therapy for individuals, the therapist provides a non-judgmental, let-it-all-out, retreat-type session for individuals.

For SouthernMamas readers, Georgia Outreach offers a $20 discount per session on any private pay client who starts sessions in February. Mention you read about Georgia Outreach on SouthernMamas to receive the discount. Georgia Outreach is a SouthernMamas sponsor.

Georgia Outreach, 408 East Bolton St., Savannah 31401, 912.349.4495, email,