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Expecting or recently had a new baby?

Our mum & baby groups are unique. With our professional guidance, we create strong networks of friendship, support and knowledge to empower you for your journey into motherhood.

 
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It's time to embrace motherhood with mums just like you!

 

Whether it's your first baby or one of many, having a new baby can be challenging - our mum & baby groups create a relaxed social and professional environment in a convenient setting (usually a local hotel) to help you share, alleviate and cope with those challenges. The weekly meetings with Networking Mothers Ireland™, with between 5 to 10 mums & babies, provides a place to learn, socialise, connect and rejuvenate as you make the transition into motherhood. Being understood by other mums will enable you to be a happy mother, and this is the most important factor in the development of a happy baby

How it Works: 

  1. After you've submitted the form on our Join A Group registration page, we will choose the right group near you, matching with the age/birth month of your new baby or baby-to-be.

  2. In the first three meetings, you will receive professional support from a PHN/Midwife trained in the Network model. This faciliation lays the foundations for a long-term bond of support and friendship.

  3. Your network will meet every week for 2 hours, this will be your opportunity to sit back, have a cup of coffee, share your baby's milestones, while gaining confidence & understanding through discussion and interactive learning with other mothers and professional experts instead of staying at home and relying on Dr. Google!

  4. After a number of facilialiated meetings, based on our researched principles, the group will then be led and organised by the members themselves to support you through the rest of your maternity leave and beyond. The benefits are amazing - trusted friendly WhatsApp group chats, coffee meet ups, playdate activities, mum's night out, and so much more to share together and help you enjoy motherhood.

  5. The transition back to work or the dread of returning to work is made easier as your network group continues to meet and support you.

  6. We will also plan to facilitate access and engagement with a number of experts who can give your group input on various topics of your network's choice.

Other Benefits:

Motherhood seems less overwhelming when you can share it with peers who understand what you're going through.

  • The group is something for you and baby to look forward to, get out of the house and help avoid loneliness.

  • Whatever your choice for feeding, we support you. If you're breastfeeding and need some help and guidance, we can provide that.

  • Face various challenges, such as social and emotional health, colic and reflux, sleep issues, going back to work, etc with the support & feedback from your network.

  • Address a variety of other developmental questions & concerns, and help put your mind at ease about what's "normal" development for your baby.

  • And so much more!

 
I joined Networking mothers when my baby was a few weeks old and Maria and our group of mothers have helped me in so many ways. Maria obviously passes on her invaluable professional knowledge but she has also imparted her personal motherhood experience. It’s really great to meet the other mums every week for coffee and a chat, you go from a feeling of isolation and anxiety (new mum) to the empowered women we forget we are after having a child. Thanks Maria.
— Aine McNamara, 1st Baby, Galway
I would 100% recommend Networking mothers to all new Mums! It really got me out of the house and I got the advice and support I needed. Maria is an amazing support and will go to the end of the earth to help. I was grouped with a great group of women who I look forward to laughing and venting with every week.
— Michelle Ní Choisdealbha
Moved to Galway when we were pregnant and I didn’t know anybody. I joined the networking mothers group and the support and advice I received as a new mum and second time round was fantastic. I have made friends for life thanks to Networking Mothers Ireland!
— Aisling Lynch, 1st & 2nd Babies, Galway
I joined Networking Mothers after returning to Galway from Australia... This gave me the opportunity to meet new mothers and share the highs and lows of motherhood in a comfortable and relaxed environment.
— Orla Uí Chuanaigh, Galway
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