Friendship is important at any stage of life, but is arguably most crucial for new moms.
More than ever, moms are craving connection and support during that crucial postpartum period, aptly named the fourth trimester.
Speaking from personal experience, local resident Sarah McConnachie has made it her mission to prevent those feelings of isolation and struggle through The Parent Collective, a resource offering support from medical experts and evidenced-based information to create community.
From postpartum doulas to mental health specialists, "This is about realizing there is a community out there for you," Sarah said.
Reach Sarah at theparentcollective.com.