High Point Enterprise Newspaper Archives Jul 11 1976, Page 84

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High Point Enterprise, The (Newspaper) - July 11, 1976, High Point, North CarolinaSunday july 11, 1976 High Point Enterprise the world of Adelaide Wendler Section b Janice Lynne Metcalfe mrs David Alan Emmerling mrs William Gill Fisher mrs James Arnold Collins Lynda f Hodge mrs James Morgan Frances Edna Tedder mrs. Emmerling the former Joni in some Beverly was married on saturday in a 4 30 p m ceremony at Reynolda gardens a Amston Salem miss Metcalfe and John Elwood Webb or Are planning a sept 18 wedding at North main Street Baptist Church mrs Fisher became a Bride on Friday at St marys episcopal Church she is the former and Rea Lee Fenn mrs. Collins the former Martha Sharon Duggs was wed in saturday at 2 p m at Calvary moravian Church Winston Salem mrs Morgan said her vows at first United methodist Church on saturday she is the former lera Davis Julia Ann riles miss Tedder is engaged to Douglas Wade mines the couple will Exchange their vows on oct 30 at first Baptist Church Newport news a miss riles will marry James Stanley Rawls at the salvation army Sumter s c aug 21 miss Hodge and Jimmy c Jones Are engaged to be married on aug 7 the couple will say their vows at Zion United Church of Christ Thomasville miss Bullock is engaged to Robert h Alston the couple will be wed on aug 14 at new Hope Baptist Church Barbara d Bullock the problems of motherhood Are discussed by group sharing their feelings Shelly Cohen Boston a motherhood used to be As All american As Well Apple pie but the Pill the women s movement and concerns about overpopulation Are Tak ing their toll on Young mothers and Many of them Are turning to each other for the support they say society no longer gives them a lot of their problems Are due to the Low status of motherhood today and the Lack of role models women can relate said Maureen Finerty Turner director of Cope coping with the Over All pregnancy experience often they have no family she said and even if their mothers do live in the area women today Are better educated than their parents and have different ideas about mothering so on a Friday morning in suburban Newton a group of seven women aged 23 to 33. Each with her first child sip steaming mugs of Coffee and share their experiences and their feelings Cope is one of a handful of organizations m the country which brings women together in discussion groups each led by a trained Facilitator to discuss mothering the two year old nonprofit organization operates out of the basement of a townhouse in Boston s South end it has discussion groups meeting in 10 communities and from groups for pregnant women and new mothers has expanded to in clude groups for mothers of toddlers single parents pos abortion groups and next year to have a father s group the morning Coffee klatch is nothing new to american mothers but is new to the growing ranks of Young professional women who suddenly wonder what they re doing Homo with an infant so Many women work right up to their due dates is Turner said then they come Home from the Hospital and try to be Mother and housewife whatever that Means and because they can t do it All they feel in adequate tired and unappreciated these Aren t therapy groups but discussion groups is Turner a psychiatrist s nurse emphasized the women Aren t patients or clients but members they Don t have severe problems but rather Are trying to prevent problems before they Start so each week in the living room of a two family Home in Newton a former social worker former teachers a City planner a Tennis professional and administrator and a head Start teacher recently returned from Micronesia discuss their in Laws their new babies breast feeding vacations and their husbands the Newton group started in when four of the Nomen were still pregnant Debbie Beck a psychiatric social worker serves As group Leader guiding the Dis Cussion seeing that each woman gets a Chance to speak and acting As a resource person Many of the women Are trying to adjust to being mothers and whether to go Back to work or what kind of activities they want to get involved in but most of All they re struggling with How to maintain their sense of self she said a former Cope group member herself is Beck now the Mother of a 20 month old girl said when i was pregnant i did t know anyone else who was my friends either had older children or they were single i was pleased with the medical care i was getting but there was no Way to talk see problems on so

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