Pregnancy and impending motherhood can be such an exciting time. Wouldn’t it be great to have others to share it with?
I have teamed up with “Hampstead Mums” to organise a facilitated Birth Club for Expectant Mothers in the Hampstead area of London. Kind of like a one evening relaxed antenatal course, so you can meet your village before giving birth. They will be sooo important in your post natal daze, when your timetable will go out of whack for a little while -it will be so useful for you to have a group of people you can turn to during a night feed (at least, it was for us)! This is a quarterly event and the next Birth Club will be held on 28th May 2020. For further information about upcoming dates please get in touch.
This upcoming seems even more poignant. We are currently in lockdown, all usual antenatal classes are no longer running in person and leading to feelings of isolation, with many mums to be not able to engage and build their new community. This is not an evening for learning or exercise, this is an evening for chatter, laughter, questions and reassurance. We are all still in this together
The event is organised by me on behalf of Hampstead Mums.
Due to it being a virtual group the evening will be free of charge for you to join
What to expect when you sign up:
- Access to a Zoom meeting on the 28th May, between 20:00-21:30. You will be joined by fellow local mothers with me hosting the evening. Expect games, laughter and honest conversation.
- You will be sent a pamphlet with information about navigating the local community with your newborn, tips from other mums and relevant new mummy information
- If you wish you will be added to a relevant what’s app group, to allow the conversation to continue.
To Join: Please email email@example.com and a relevant link will be sent to you before the 28th May.
About Hampstead Mums
Hampstead Mums is an inclusive community for local parents to share wise words, local knowledge and general parenting chat. With nearly 9,000 members the community has grown away from the pages of facebook and into the “real” world hosting many successful events including coffee mornings, playgroups and charity fundraisers. You can find more information about Hampstead Mums here.
We have been speaking to local mums and one thing that is still so needed is building a community for first time mums, lost between the incredible excitement and fog of trying to navigate a new world. We would like to make it a little easier and bridge the gaps that might occur. We will be hosting quarterly “Birth Clubs”, a place for expectant mums to meet others with similar due dates within the community and learn some local knowledge that will be helpful during pregnancy and postnatally.