At Mamatoto we provide a range of programmes to help fulfill our mandate of providing not only accessible, equitable and innovative services, but advocacy, education and outreach. Our programmes include:
Our free Postnatal Support Group is for mums, dads, grandparents, family and friends. Come with your baby to listen to a topic or share your feelings and find out that you are not alone. Sessions may include specific topics or speakers. They take place on the third Saturday of every month from 1 – 2pm. All are welcome.
Babies Who Live Only in Our Hearts
Have you had a miscarriage or stillbirth? Do you need to share your feelings? Come and talk or listen to others who have had a similar experience. We have booklets ‘Babies Who Live Only In Our Hearts’ available for you.
You can visit this online site: www.missingsolace.com
Womens Sexual Health Talks
This is a resource for sexual health information for women to be able to make informed decisions for themselves. The sessions are free to attend. Subjects discussed include may include menstruation; coping with painful periods; exercise and diet changes; loss, miscarriage and how to heal from them; birth control and many other topics.
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Sexual health is the ability to embrace and enjoy our sexuality throughout our lives. It is an important part of our physical and emotional health. Being sexually healthy means:
- Understanding that sexuality is a natural part of life and involves more than sexual behavior.
- Recognizing and respecting the sexual rights we all share.
- Having access to sexual health information, education, and care.
- Making an effort to prevent unintended pregnancies and STDs and seek care and treatment when needed.
- Being able to experience sexual pleasure, satisfaction, and intimacy when desired.
- Being able to communicate about sexual health with others including sexual partners and healthcare providers.
The working definition of the World Health Organization:
“Sexual health is a state of physical, emotional, mental and social well-being in relation to sexuality; it is not merely the absence of disease, dysfunction or infirmity. Sexual health requires a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships, as well as the possibility of having pleasurable and safe sexual experiences, free of coercion, discrimination and violence. For sexual health to be attained and maintained, the sexual rights of all persons must be respected, protected and fulfilled.”
Fathers matter over the life cycle of the child and adolescent, and not just in the early years of life. Fathers hold an important caregiving and developmental role, both directly for their children and indirectly as part of a caregiving “team”.
Our free Fathers’ Group and Workshops are for any father to come and learn about adjusting to the many changes during pregnancy and fatherhood. It is held on the third Saturday of every month from 1-2pm. All fathers are welcome!