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#1 of 4 Old 01-16-2012, 03:16 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I just had my third baby girl, she was my second homebirth and I feel really sad that my visits with my midwife and her assistants are coming to a close.  I loved having my appointments with them, and having them in my home.  I felt part of a circle of women who shared this idea of beautiful births in common and I felt really loved.  Now I feel like I've lost that and I'm looking for friends who share the idea of homebirth or natural birth.  Everyone I know here thinks homebirth is scary and that I'm some sort of a weirdo and I'm getting tired of that feeling.  Does anyone have any ideas of how I can meet some new friends locally?  I live in Utah county, Utah.

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I would look for a local La Leche League, or maybe an attachment parenting group in your area.  You can usually find like minded moms in those groups.  Good luck :)

 

ETA: Also, maybe suggest to your midwife that she host some kind of picnic/social event for her current and past clients, that may be an idea as well!


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I would look for a local La Leche League, or maybe an attachment parenting group in your area.  You can usually find like minded moms in those groups.  Good luck :)

 

ETA: Also, maybe suggest to your midwife that she host some kind of picnic/social event for her current and past clients, that may be an idea as well!


Great suggestions.  I remember feeling the same way when we had our son.  It is rough finding folks with this type of experience.  Maybe a meet up group?  There is a list of women waiting to have a group started in Salt Lake City, see here.

 


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Thanks!  Those are great ideas.  I think it will really help me while I'm going through this emotional time.  I appreciate the feedback so much.

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