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How to Find Support Groups for New Moms

Being a new mom brings a lot of new challenges. Often, these changes can be overwhelming. Some moms have the support of their partner, family, and friends. Some single moms find themselves fulfilling the role of two parent figures. Who better to relate to these new changes than a mom as well, right? Seeking support from fellow moms is much more convenient at this age of technology, Internet, and social media.

 

Find groups in your local community

Finding moms in your area has a lot of benefits. You can meet up with each other, have play dates, or simply have some coffee with a fellow mom. You can check out your local newspaper, hospitals, libraries, universities, churches, or playgrounds. Hospitals often have support groups for new moms such as for postpartum depression, breastfeeding, etc. You can also ask your doctor if he/she can recommend any groups for new moms such as yourself.

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Mommyhood Rules: 5 Things Never to Say to Another Mom

Mommyhood Rules

When you’re a new mom and you decided you are finally ready to socialize with your new “club” (of fellow moms), you gear up with baby essentials, wear your comfy shoes, and head out the door into the new world. A sense of excitement fills our beings as we prepare ourselves to share our new experiences with fellow moms. Let’s face it. Who else knows what we are going through?

But make sure you are prepared for the questions cascading your way! There are some questions which make other moms squirm in their seats, because their eyes to twitch and purse their lips. Be careful not to say these 5 things to other moms.

 

“When are you planning to have another baby?”

Although children bring such a sense of joy, mothers feel awkward being put into the spot when it comes to even hinting to another one. New moms are more vulnerable with the question as they are still adjusting to their new roles, schedules, and routines. Skip the nosy routine and just tell her that her child looks adorable.

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