After finding out about your pregnancy and announcing to your husband and family members. The next step is to book a gynae appointment and you realize you are totally clueless about what to do with your pregnancy! Luckily we are born in an era of social media, where you can get find pregnancy support groups easily in forums or in Facebook groups. Today I’m going to list out 5 Facebook Pregnancy Support Groups worth joining to support your pregnancy and breastfeeding journey!
The 5 Pregnancy Support Group
Stork’s Nest Singapore
For: Mother and Mother to be
Started in 2012, the group has a total of 11K members. Stork’s Nest Singapore is a support group focusing on pregnancy/babies/toddlers. They do organize events to support new mothers and breastfeeding mothers.
Breastfeeding Mothers’ Support Group Singapore (BMSG)
For: Breastfeeding Mother
By: http://breastfeeding.org.sg/ / https://www.facebook.com/bmsg.singapore/
Started in 2007, by a vibrant community of breastfeeding mothers who find emotional support, encouragement, companionship, and information in the organization. Till date, the group has a total of 17K members. They organize events to support breastfeeding mothers. They also provide English & Chinese WhatsApp and call support.
For: Breastfeeding Mother
By: https://sg.theasianparent.com/ / https://www.facebook.com/theasianparent
Started in 2011, the community is created out of a passion for breastfeeding and is part of theAsianparent.com’s network of parenting groups to support mummies in their own unique breastfeeding journey. Till date, the group has a total of 29K members.
You can also download their APP to join their forum discussion, Polls etc to earn rewards points and redeem goodies!
For: Mothers who are keen to learn more about different types of baby carrying and carrier
By: A local Mother )
Started in 2014, the group has a total of 25K members. They support both local and international members on babywearing topics. Sometimes they do hold small events example for mummies to meet up n try carriers.
Baby Led Weaning Malaysia
For: Mothers who are keen to learn about baby-led weaning
By: A Mother in Malaysia
Started in 2014, the group has a total of 48K members. It is a place to share ideas and experiences about baby-led weaning (BLW) in Malaysia. The reason I choose this group instead of the USA, because the food recommended will be more suitable for Singaporeans.
Baby-led weaning is about letting your child self feed finger food from the start of weaning. This term is coined by Gill Rapley, a former UK health visitor who also co-wrote the best selling weaning book ” Baby-led Weaning: Helping Your Baby to Love Good Food”.
Bonus: Dads For Life Singapore
It is not a facebook support group, but definitely worth mentioning. DADs for Life was launched on 19 November 2009 in conjunction with International Men’s Day, with a mission to inspire, mobilize and involve fathers to become good influencers in their children’s lives for life. Since then, it has grown from into a national movement engaging over 250,000 families each year with initiatives such as Eat with Your Family Day, Back to School with Dad and Celebrating Fathers.
Please take note that all facebook groups listed are closed group and you need to request to join. Do read their rules before joining and hope that these facebook groups can help your pregnancy and parenthood journey an enjoyable one!
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