My name is Brittany McCoy and I am the mother of 2 beautiful children with my husband Brady. After a stressful pregnancy and even more stressful labour and delivery, I gave birth to our son Colt. We spent the first 4 days in NICU and my journey as a mother was suddenly filled with so many questions. I realized then that I didn’t know anything like I thought I did! Within the first few months I found Mommy Connections and took our first class. There was so much information and I finally got to have some adult conversation. Not long after starting the program, I started battling post partum depression. This class gave me a reason to get out and I found there were other moms that were struggling with the same things I was. I couldn’t wait to sign up for our next class! The program started me on a journey to learn as much as I can about my children and what is best for them. When Colt was a year and a half I became pregnant again. This pregnancy was night and day different from my pregnancy with Colt. Stress free, easy and uncomplicated! And thankful, so was the labour and delivery. I’m talking 6 hours compared to the previous 56 hours! I had a beautiful healing birth of our daughter Ashlyn.
I am so excited to be the new director for Mommy Connections Red Deer. To offer moms to be and new moms and all moms a chance to learn and meet others in the same situation and experiencing the same struggles, day in and day out. I strive to create a space and time for interaction between moms and babies and to learn about new and exciting products and programs in our community. My job isn’t done until I have created a sense of community between all the moms in a group.