More Support. More Comfort.
The Hygge Project aims to create a cultural shift in the landscape of new parenthood, transforming it into a place where all new parents can expect more — more support, more comfort, and more connection — freeing them to be the best parents they can be for their kids.
What is The Hygge Project?
Hygge refers to a particular aspect of Danish culture that exudes comfort and contentment.
How does it work?
Based on the Danish system of grouping new parents together geographically for peer support, this project reaches birthing individuals and brings them together based on where they live and the due date/birth dates of their babies.
After signing up, the new parent will be placed in a group with 6 others and each individual group will meet weekly for a 2-hour discussion session facilitated by a trained leader at:
533 W Howard Ave. Decatur, GA 30030
Why is the Hygge Project needed?
1 out of 3 new birthing parents in the U.S. report feeling “isolated” and 1 out of 5 report feeling “unsupported”
Listening to Mothers III
Between 10 and 20% of birthing individuals in the U.S. will experience postpartum depression (CDC, Listening to Mothers III).
CDC, Listening to Mothers III
10% to 45% of birthing parents report experiencing childbirth and the immediate postpartum period as “traumatic”
pattch.org; Greenfield et al. 2016; Beck 2013