Our Group

We are two new mums who got a bit fed up of only talking about nappies and naps. We started this group to hold space for new mums to talk about themselves, their experiences, their challenges, their triumphs, their changes and transitions.

We meet on the last Tuesday of the month in a venue in central Reading. We talk about a different topic each month, decided on by the members, and sometimes we invite guest speakers to join us. We have tea and cake, and babies of all ages are welcome and surrounded by toys, friends and helping hands. But this space is all about you.

Join our facebook group to get dates and locations for our meet ups. https://www.facebook.com/groups/125212148104747/

or email us on hello@becomingmums.com


How The Group Came To Be...

After watching a highly emotive but honest review of giving birth in the form of a play (written by two actresses having just gone through it), it was apparent that women wanted and needed to talk, to debrief. Participants were encouraged to stay afterwards and discuss, something evidently cathartic for both actors and audience. Outside of this, we were left wondering where women could go and talk exclusively about themselves and their journey?

Every experience is different and every birth is unique, and the end result (the birth of a beautiful baby) often surpasses the event that went before.

We know that birth and becoming a mum is 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.

So, we have created space where mums can come and talk about themselves, their experiences, their challenges, their triumphs, their changes and transitions. Babies are welcome and surrounded by toys, friends and helping hands. But this space is about you, the mum.

We are working in partnership with existing support services and can signpost you to advice and guidance. And in the meantime, we offer no-judgement support and solidarity.

So join us, all those wishing to talk about all their baby-related experiences to meet with us over a slice of cake and a cup of tea and talk. Whether it's positive, negative or anything in between, motherhood is a challenge and we believe that wellbeing starts with you.

Please join us on facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/125212148104747/

or email us on hello@becomingmums.com

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