We know that birth and becoming a mum can be a life changing and difficult transition, full of wonder, love, reinvention and challenges, tiredness and anxiety. We also know that you, the mum, often get lost in the sea of baby stuff.
We want to make sure new mums have a space where they can come and talk, listen and be heard, on topics that are all about them.
Join us every month to eat cake and talk about this brilliant journey we are on
Every month Becoming Mums members meet to discuss a different topic. We choose things that are about us as mums, our experiences, feelings, challenges and discoveries. In the articles section you will find a write up of what we have talked about each month.
Invisible labour, or the mental load, what do we mean by that? We’re not talking about the chores, the bins, the washing up, the DIY, we’re talking about who holds all the to do lists in their head all the time. Who remembers the costume for the school play, who gets suncream before it is hot, who knows when all the in laws birthdays are and makes sure there’s a card for their partner to sign and quietly lets them take the credit for never forgetting, who notices when they’re low on wet wipes before the next poo explosion.Read More
** Please note: this article refers to birth trauma & PTSD**
The word birth can mean so much to so many. How do we feel when you’re asked if it was ‘natural’ and whats the inference of the term? Did we use our birth plans or were they left in the bag, unopened? Did it go as planned? Did we receive the care that we needed or that we didn’t know we needed? Did we feel respected and were we listened to? How do we feel now?Read More
We are so excited to have received funding from the Big Lottery Fund! This pot of money pays for our costs, equipment and will enable us to reach more mums and provide a travel bursary for those who struggle to reach us.