Many mothers will remember their first Mothers Group. They were a safe, welcoming place to turn for advice and support as they navigated the new world of motherhood, but the advice they got - maybe they shouldn't have listened to all of it. Gone are the days of outdated advice about feeding rice cereal at 6 weeks - modern-day mothers groups provide up-to-date research on healthy attachment, sleep and women's health - while at the same genuinely focusing on fostering connection between new mums! So what exactly are modern mothers groups all about?
Modern mothers groups provide up-to-date and evidence based advice from health professionals
On a whole range of issues, from breastfeeding and sleep to post-natal depression and anxiety. This is invaluable for new mums who are feeling overwhelmed and unsure of what they're doing! Think physiotherapists, breast feeding counsellors paediatric experts and baby-wearing specialists. It's like attending 8 different specialist appointments at a fraction of the cost!
The focus is truly on making new mum friends
Motherhood can feel pretty isolating. It's hard enough when you're just getting used to this whole parenting gig, but throw in some sleep deprivation, post-natal depression or anxiety and suddenly you can start feeling really alone. That's where mothers groups come in - they provide a safe and welcoming space for new mums to turn to for advice and support.
But mothers groups aren't just about getting advice - they're also a great place to make friends. It can be hard making friends as an adult, but when you become a mum it feels like the social landscape has changed overnight! Mothers groups provide an opportunity to meet other mums in your local area and form friendships that will last long after your children have outgrown the group.
They're not just for first time mums
Second time mums, adoptive parents and LGBTQIA+ families are welcome at modern mothers groups too! So if you're looking for a supportive community to connect with other mothers in your area, look no further than your local mothers group
If you're a second time mum, joining a mothers group can be invaluable for the other mums there! You can share tips on all things baby (after all you've done most things a few time), and guide mums as their babies grow on things like how to juggle new parenthood whilst holding down a job or studying. And because you've been there done that before, chances are you won't judge when times get tough! There is nothing more comforting than being able to talk about what's going on in your life without fear of judgement from other mothers - finding someone experience who knows exactly what you're going through and feel like friends rather than strangers can be exactly what another new mum needs.
So if you're looking for a supportive community of mothers to connect with, look no further than our much more modern mothers group! You'll find everything from evidence based advice to friendship - and a whole lot of info in-between!
You can find out more about when we'll be running our Nascent Mothers Groups here - we'd love you to join! Give us a call on 07 3061 5050 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info or any questions you might have!