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Services for New Moms

Supportive Options and Resources for New Moms

Supportive Options and Resources for New Moms (SOAR) provides behavioral health care services for pregnant women and new moms experiencing depression, anxiety and stress in Cuyahoga County. Services are provided in office-based or home settings for Medicaid clients. Office-based services are available for clients with select commercial insurance providers (some out-of-network and self-pay options available). The program includes assessment, counseling, linkage for pharmacological management, case management and care coordination.

Our treatment consists of therapeutic approaches and self-care coaching strategies with the option for psychiatric referral if needed. Treatment is client-focused and tailored to meet the needs of each individual mother and family. Read more

Infant Massage

Applewood offers Infant Massage training to parents to encourage healthy and loving bonding between parent and child. Massage may be helpful in encouraging the connection between parent and child and may facilitate deeper understanding, integration and the connection with parents or caregivers. Some families have found that massaging their baby is particularly helpful in enhancing the bond with children with special needs and can address delayed bonding that can occur due to situations such as premature birth, recovery from caesarean, medical complications, adoption, lack of physical and emotional support and postnatal depression. This service is offered in the home or community, and can be provided in an individual or group setting.

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