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#1 simba2013

Posted 06 March 2013 - 08:54 AM

hi girls,
im quite keen to join a mothers group in my area because this is my first pregnancy, has anyone joined one yet? how do you find out if there is a group in your area?

#2 Tikiboo16

Posted 06 March 2013 - 08:58 AM

Mine was organised by community health. They run it for the first 12 weeks of your baby's life, then you are expected to meet up with the other mums on your own.. I am in Sydney.. not sure if it's the same deal in other states.

#3 Libertine

Posted 06 March 2013 - 09:02 AM

Its the same in QLD, through the Child Health Clinics.

#4 elizabethany

Posted 06 March 2013 - 09:06 AM

Hi Simba,

In the ACT, mother's groups are put together by the MACH team at about 3 months post birth.  I have heard in other states they are put together by the hospitals, also after birth.  I would ask your midwife or GP what the protocol is in your local area.

#5 CG123

Posted 06 March 2013 - 09:06 AM

I'm in Melbourne's west and my Mothers' Group was also organised by the council just like M&CHN appointments.
We had six session in the local community centre, then we gathered at our houses and then in play centres.
Two and a half years on and we are still great friends. I recommend joining a Mothers' Group if one isn't organised for you.

#6 riverkirst

Posted 06 March 2013 - 04:33 PM

i'm in wa now but with my first pregnancy i was in nsw and mothers group was organised through community health with basic baby rearing classes for the first 3 months then meeting up whenever everyone was available. We moved to wa when my first child was 6 months old and i was able to join an established mothers group through community health.

#7 kiwiclare

Posted 04 April 2013 - 12:58 PM

I was wondering the same thing!  Just moved to Sydney and people keep telling me I will meet lots of great people in the same situation at my mothers group, but sounds like that won't happen until after baby arrives. Will make sure to bring it up with midwives at my next visit.

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