How to meet other pregnant ladies?

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  1. golcarlilly

    golcarlilly Proud mum of 2

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    Does anyone have any ideas how to meet other pregnant ladies in their area? I love chatting to all you ladies on here but I would really like some friends I can socialise with who are pregnant as none of mine are or are likely to be any time soon!

    I wonder if midwives can put you in touch with others? Or does anyone have any other suggestions?

    I just feel like I am sort of 'out on a limb' all by myself!
     
  2. Premomt

    Premomt Him and Me +1 makes 3!

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    I would like to know that as well.
     
  3. Kiddo

    Kiddo Well-Known Member

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    My midwife gave some info on prenatal exercise classes that I can sign up for after 16 weeks. That might be a good place to meet other pregnant folk.
     
  4. ClaireyF

    ClaireyF Joshua & Bump to be!

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    i have tried to find other pregnant women in my area aswell but with no success...am hoping that i will meet some at antenatal classes or something xx
     
  5. SianMA

    SianMA Mum to Ryan TTC#2

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    find out if there are any pregnancy yoga/ pilates classes in your area, I've seen lots of aquaerobics classes for pg women in my local paper so I'm thinking I'll join one.
     
  6. ClaireyF

    ClaireyF Joshua & Bump to be!

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    Hi Sian, Where abouts in N. Wales are you? i have been looking like mad for something like that x
     
  7. golcarlilly

    golcarlilly Proud mum of 2

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    Thanks sian I hadn't thought of that, I am off to google right now!!
     
  8. becstar

    becstar Sleep is for the weak

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    Thanks for the ideas - just found details of a pregnancy yoga class near me!
     
  9. golcarlilly

    golcarlilly Proud mum of 2

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    I can't find anything near me!
     
  10. becstar

    becstar Sleep is for the weak

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    Try browsing local papers, the cards in newsagents windows etc and maybe try asking at your local leisure centre? If you know of a local yoga class ask the teacher if they know of a pregnancy yoga class anywhere - it might even inspire them to start one! The midwife might be able to help out, too - and NCT classes are supposed to be very good for meeting pregnant people, but they're usually much later on.
     
  11. Loo

    Loo Mum of 2 and one on way

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    Everyone I know who has kids already, met all their 'mum friends' via antenatal or NCT classes. Or whilst on the ward after giving birth. Or at mum&toddler type things afterwards.

    Think they were all later on though, don't think there is many things for 'early gestationers'.

    Hope that helps
     
  12. Dolly84

    Dolly84 Pregnant with #2 :-)

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    Yeah I met a few of my friends when I was pregnant with ds at our aquanatal class. I think you could join it from 12 weeks. Have a word with your midwife and local leisure centre I'm sure they will be helpful x
     
  13. gypsy1981

    gypsy1981 Mum and expecting #2

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    When my daughter was born I met a lot of friends on the Netmums website. They have a board called Meet a Mum where people can post adverts and there are specific boards for each area. You can either post your own ad or respond to other people's. It feels a bit like internet dating :) I did meet a few good friends on there though! X
     
  14. Eurydice

    Eurydice Well-Known Member

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    Another place I see a lot of expecting moms is the local playground. You could saunter over and introduce yourself, even without a kid in tow.
     

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