When I was attempting to get pregnant with my first child, I sought out a nice supportive online community. I felt that I could ask questions in a more thorough way with a little anonymity if I needed it. When you are trying to conceive and you are not successful, over and over again, sometimes the last person you want to turn to is someone who has no idea what it feels like to fail over and over again in this area. Plus sometimes you really don’t want to give intimate details of your last doctor’s visit with a friend who just can’t relate. I didn’t know anyone in real life than who was having trouble conceiving. But I found solace in reading other people’s struggles and seeing that they were experiencing what I was experiencing both physically and emotionally. It was that emotional connection I felt with strangers on the internet that helped me feel not so alone. Even when I had my son, I had so many questions after he was born. I did not have any real mother figure to call up and ask advice from.
I remember when my son’s hair started falling out a few weeks after he was born. I had no idea what was going on with him, I was scared he had some un-explainable illness, but thankfully I learned from simply asking a question to my mom friends online that my son just had cradle cap and that he would be ok. Not having that mom figure around over the last four years, I have turned to online mom/support groups for help, from everything to potty training, to making sure my picky eater gets the nutrition he needs. Of course there may always be varying opinions, but that’s the beauty of it. You can take the advice or leave it or just gather information about what has worked for some parents. Of course there are those of you in touch with your own parents and much of the time, the best advice truly does come from your mom and dad because they know you. For them, most likely a flood of emotions and memories come back from watching you with your own kids and they can help you easily with their own stories and their own experiences from parenting you.
But for those just wishing to find and connect with other moms, or moms to be in the same boat as you, http://www.babiesbase.com/ is an online information and support site that has a wealth of information at your fingertips on a wide variety of common questions from conceiving to everything pregnancy as well as baby and toddler related issues. In this day and age, there is no need to be in the dark or feel alone, Babiesbase.com just might be the right community for you!
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