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Tell me I'm not dooming myself to isolation and no-mates by not doing NCT?!?

(27 Posts)
CityDweller Wed 30-Jan-13 11:33:13

We decided against NCT as £300 seemed an awful lot to pay for the crap-shoot of acquiring new friends and decided to instead spend the money on a hynobirthing course. But, recently lots of people have asked if I'm doing NCT and said how they've made friends for life, etc etc through it and that I really should be doing it otherwise I'll go mad with the isolation and lack of support group after the baby comes. It's making me paranoid that I won't be able to make 'new mum' friends any other way (I had planned on attending all the local baby activities and groups on offer once it comes along and meeting people that way, as well as via the NCT's egroup that they run for people giving birth in same month and have previously posted on another board asking people how they made friends outside of NCT and it seems that other people have managed to do so, but at least a couple of people on that post asked me why I wasn't doing NCT, like I was crazy for not doing it).

Am I making a huge mistake? It may anyway now be too late to get on the NCT course (I'm 31 wks), but should I try to beg my way onto it?

[I had bad dreams about this last night, which is why I sound quite so freaked out!]

JollyRedGiant Wed 30-Jan-13 19:09:48

I went to nct to find out more about labour/childbirth/breastfeeding. Not to make friends. I dudnt

JollyRedGiant Wed 30-Jan-13 19:10:40

I went to nct to find out more about labour/childbirth/breastfeeding. Not to make friends. I didn't make friends but met some lovely people at mum and baby groups after DS was born smile

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