The Nesting Place offers wellness space to help new parents connect with others
Having a baby and becoming new parents can be stressful, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Now there's a place that can help moms who are struggling and need to connect with others.
From baby yoga, to sonograms, to toddler classes, the Nesting Place in Farmingdale has it all, with a special focus on moms.
"We really look to support moms on their journey through pre-conception all through to parenthood," says Laura Siddons, of the Nesting Place.
Siddons and Jacqueline Aiello say they saw the need for the Island's first all-encompassing wellness space for moms who often times find themselves alone.
"It's so very needed, especially now in these times with everyone being socially distant, you really do need that connection," Aiello says.
The pandemic shut them down for several months, and now with growing demand for support among moms, they've reopened inside a bigger space in Farmingdale.
The Nesting Place helps moms through their entire journey of motherhood from pre-natal, to parenting to toddler classes and beyond.
"We offer a safe place for them to come and find those things because it doesn't exist as easily and readily as it used to," Siddons explains.
"I'm definitely happy I checked it out and I enjoyed my first mommy and me yoga class with my son, so it's fun," says Avrey Mischke, of Commack.
"To have moms in similar situations when you don't have a lot of support and I'm a first-time mom, it's super awesome. This community is great," says West Islip mother Brittany Mullings.
In addition to classes, the Nesting Place also offers one-on-one holistic approach to mental health support to help mothers battle issues they struggle with during the pandemic.
"It provides the emotional support for women, it provides the physical support as well, depending on what their needs might be. It gives them a chance to know that they're not alone in their struggles," says Nesting Place Director of Mental Health Services Marissa Sherov.
As they continue to share experiences, the moms create bonds and grow through all stages of motherhood.