WESTPORT—When Westport resident Jessica Hill had her first child she was living in London. Midwives and nurses came by her house after her delivery to make sure she and her baby were doing alright. And in the early months of life with her newborn son, she would call or meet up with other mothers living close by with newborns at nearly the exact same age. She had a level of support that, she said, simply does not seem to exist for new mothers stateside.
The group of new moms developed out of her enrollment during her third trimester in National Childbirth Trust classes, a United Kingdom staple for expectant first-time mothers and their partners that helped Hill find a support network with women going through the same major life changes that she was at the time.