How have you managed to meet other mums-to-be in your area?(12 Posts)
As I am expecting my first (17 weeks) and I am the only one in my group of friends to be pregnant, I sometimes miss being able to meet up with other mums-to-be in the same position - not only to talk about baby stuff but other things too - I refuse to turn into a babybore.
How have you managed to meet other mums-to-be, or couples? Our pre-natal classes aren't taking place before December.
I was quite reluctant to join the mums-to-be clique initially, but found my local ante-natal yoga class quite good. It caters for all women between 14 and 40+ wks, no subgroup, and it has been good to meet other mums at the same "timepoint" or a bit beyond / early. No real pressure to join in the conversation, and plenty of time to get to know people over the weeks...
I met a few at a local parentcraft workshop run by the local GP, was a bit worried they'd all be young (and still very slim) they've all turned out to be lovely and we're all within the local area. We're all due roughly the same time so at least we know we can rely on each other when we're all suffering from sleepless nights
I searched for "antenatal classes in Streatham" here on Mumsnet, and found a year old thread which I posted on and revived. Turned out there were about 12 other pregnant ladies in the Streatham area, and we all got chatting on this particular thread. After about 2 weeks of posting regularly, all 12 of us met up in a cafe on the high road. I was only 9 weeks pregnant at the time! I was the least pregnant, and others were about ready to pop - so a real mix. All first time mums though, and around the same age, so lots in common.
Anyway, fast forward a year (next week will be the one year anniversary of meeting each other) and we're all fully ensconsced (sp?) in each other's lives... it took a while for us to all move from "pregnant people who know each other" to "friends" but now I have made some friends for life I'm sure. And by the time I was in labour, all the other girls had had their babies, so it felt special for me to actually joint he club with a real live baby! Some of them were posting toffees through my letter box as I was having a particularly long latent stage of labour and a home birth, so it almost felt like I had a cheer-leading squad.
Anyway, search around and see if you can find anything on here, or start your own thread. And then make the effort. Lots of other girls fell by the way-side because they didn't turn up to the coffee meet-ups, but the 8 or so people that did, inc me, have now got an incredibly strong base of mums to call upon for advice, baby sitting and wine quaffing!
Miia I was also thinking this! I am 12 weeks and also the only one in my group of friends to be pregnant. It's exciting, but also a wee bit lonely
Where do you ladies all live?
I'm based north west of Reading, and would be mor ethan happy to meet up with any new mums/ mums to be
NCT Bumps and Babes coffee mornings
Local Aquanatal classes--this has been great, even though the David Lloyd cancelled the classes over the summer holidays, we all exchanged numbers and meet weekly for lunch.
NCT classes: but you don't tend to go to those until you're farther along.
Wish I'd gone to aquanatal a lot earlier, some of the ladies in the group have been going for ages, but I only made it when I was 33 weeks!
Antenatal/pregnancy yoga is a great place to meet other mums. Try http://birthlight.com/to look for classes in your area.
I've been searching for local antenatal yoga classes but with no luck - any ideas for finding one?
Antenatal yoga seems quite cool, but it's not antenatal yoga I want, it's antenatal aqua aerobics I keep doing searches online, but can't find any. Maybe I'm not looking in the right places, but I've looked at every local leisure centre I can.
Takelovingchances, I am based in SE London, Rotherhithe to be exact- work in central London though which also prevents me from joining anything that takes place during 9-5, really. Where are you based?
I have now found pregnancy yoga classes at St Thomas' hospital through sitaram and I am planning to try them out once I am back from holiday next week, although as we have another holiday planned shortly after it may not be until October that I really manage to get going.
I'm in Belfast, N. Ireland.
Seem to be the only pregnant MNer who is from Belfast All the other's I speak to are England based.
Will have to ask around friends who have been pregnant in the recent past, to find out where they went to meet local friends and do aqua aerobics.
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