Are you pregnant or a new mum and want to make some new friends to go through this exciting (but terrifying!) new life stage with?
When I was pregnant with my first baby I went to an ante-natal class in Beverley and me and my husband made friends with a couple. Eleven years later and we are still firm friends and have been through every stage of parenting together. From teething and sleep, weight and feeding, to starting nursery, starting primary and now to starting secondary; I don’t know what I’d have done without the support they gave us. When I had my baby I joined some classes and made a few more new mummy friends who also really helped me in those first few months and years; just having someone to message and ask for advice or meeting for a coffee knowing they’d had as little sleep as me got me through the early years.
So I decided to start new Mumbler events, that could help expecting parents and new mums make those vital friendships and support networks.
If you are expecting a baby please pop along to an Expecting Parent event! Partners very welcome but it’s also fine to come single, it’s just an hour on an evening. The event will be for people due over the next 3 months (so you meet people at the same stage of pregnancy).
If you are a new mum with a baby under 6 months, come to the New Mum Meet Ups! These are 2.5 hours during the day.
Each month there will be one of each event, at varying venues across the area. Mostly they will be just to chat to people and make friends, but there will be a specialist there for a 10 minute talk and to take any questions (speakers will vary and include health visitors, peer supporters, the healthy lifestyles team and more). The events are FREE and include refreshments. Here’s the line up for the first 2 months:
Expectant Parent Night: Tuesday 10th May 7-8pm at Crafty Cat, Hull Road, Anlaby Common
New Mum Meet Up: Friday 13th May 12.30-2pm at Kings, Old Town Hull, HU1 1RT
Expectant Parent Night: Wednesday 29th June 7-8pm at Active+, Harpings Road (National Ave), Hull, HU5 4JF
New Mum Meet Up: Thursday 16th June 10.30am-12noon at Active+, Harpings Road (National Ave), Hull, HU5 4JF
Both are limited places so it’s not too busy and you get chance to chat to others. It’s first come first served so please use the contact form here to say which event you would like a place at (and at the expectant parent night if it’s 1 or 2 places) and I’ll get back to you with confirmation.
Looking forward to meeting some of you expectant parents and new mums!