Your life experience is invaluable to new moms.

We are a non-profit initiative dedicated to training compassionate individuals in any community as they provide communication and helpful resources to their fellow neighbors. Mentors not only help women survive, but thrive!

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5 things every potential mentor should know:

Being a mentor is easy. All you need is Zoom!
Compassion is the best credential.

"How are you?"

To know that someone genuinely cares can be life-saving. But sometimes we don’t ask, because we don’t know how to handle the answer.

  • How are you feeling?
  • What are your concerns at the moment?
  • Do you have immediate problems we can discuss?
  • Is there anything you need?
  • When is your next appointment?
  • What else is going on in your life besides pregnancy?
  • Do you want guidance, or someone to listen, or both?

As a maternity mentor, you are trained not only to ask questions like these, but to cultivate an enriching relationship through your conversations. No judgement. Just your presence.

Thinking about mentoring in your local community?

We would love to talk to you!

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The need is real.
Every child needs a supportive mother. But who supports her?
  • Approximately half of all pregnancies in the U.S. are unplanned.
  • 68% of mothers say they lack emotional support, encouragement, and empathy.
  • At least ⅔ of sexually active women who wish to avoid pregnancy don’t rely on contraception due to concerns over how the options affect their health.
  • Pregnancy and childbirth complications, already on the rise, have increased since 2020 as medical and personal intervention have decreased due to pandemic challenges.
  • Substance abuse, depression, and lack of self-worth during and immediately after pregnancy have grown exponentially.
What is a mentor?
Mentors are not:
  • Trained to offer specific medical advice
  • Family members
  • Judgmental
  • Paid
  • All-knowing
  • Allowed to give money or items
  • Required to do anything they’re not comfortable doing
Mentors are:
  • Kind
  • Listeners
  • Confidential
  • Willing to find answers
  • Respectful of decisions
  • Available at reasonable times
  • Willing to share from their life experiences
Training is short and high-impact

Mentorship training consists of 5 live Zoom classes with an experienced trainer, 100% free of charge and at your convenience.

1. Maternity Mentorship 101

2. The First & Second Trimesters

3. The Third Trimester

4. Labor & Birth

5. Postpartum Wellness

Each class focuses on practical concepts, with particular emphasis on how to maintain a respectful mentor-mentee relationship, tips and strategies for common issues, and how to recommend appropriate local resources and organizations.

When you mentor, you ask open-ended questions - and the goal of our training is to help prepare you for what may come out during these conversations! MMF’s renowned certification program equips you to customize support that optimizes each individual’s journey.

We are here to support your mentorship experience

The MMF is a non-profit initiative led by a diverse array of experts in the field of maternal wellbeing. Our mission is to make world-class mentorship training accessible to all who wish to serve their communities through the power of personal mentorship during this crucial life season.

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