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At neli, we aim to create a truly inclusive community. We invite all parents—birthing and non-birthing—into our conversations and events.

Recent studies show that fathers' brains change after their child is born, very similar to the way that mothers’ brains change. Neuroplasticity increases, new pathways are created, grey matter is impacted, and more. The significance of the changes seems to have a direct correlation with how involved the father is in caregiving—more involved equals larger changes in the brain. Prime time for this neuroplasticity seems to be during the immediate postpartum period.

What’s more, research has also shown that all caregivers experience brain changes during the course of parenting. Foster parents, adoptive parents, step-parents, even aunts, uncles, grandparents—the list goes on—have access to the “mom brain” we’ve been told for most of our lives is exclusive to biological mothers. Caregiving unlocks neuroplasticity, making it a skill that can be learned and practiced.

We understand that there are distinct physiological changes unique to birthing parents, and we hold these in high regard. However, the idea that mothers should instinctually know how to care for their children better than anyone else is a burden that’s been placed on birthing parents for far too long. Caregiving takes practice and support, just like any skill, and no one should have to do it alone. Non-birthing parents also have everything they need to raise their children and deserve the time, space, and support from their workplace to practice this skill.

Our educational content and courses are designed for all stages of parenthood, ensuring everyone has access to the resources they need. We partner with experts to provide insights and support that help parents understand and navigate the transition into parenthood.
For workplaces, we offer coaching, consulting, and training services to build comprehensive parental leave programs and support systems. We work with HR and benefits teams to create environments where all parents can thrive, providing resources and support for a resilient workforce.

We’re building a village that supports all caregivers, changing the trajectory for parents, families, workplaces, and communities.

Join us in creating a more inclusive and supportive world for all parents.

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