Availability : South East
Who is this for?
- Parents to be
Motherspace is a group for women to come with their baby until they are crawling. Grandmothers and lesbian partners are also welcome to come along with the mum and new baby. The group is facilitated and mums are introduced to each other to help make friends.
The relaxed, informal atmosphere can help you feel comfortable to share your highs and lows of parenting.
Due to COVID-19, Mothershare has moved online.
Benefits for mum and baby
The group gives you an opportunity to meet with other women in those first few months after birth. You can share experiences, tips and ideas with other mums in the group as well an opportunity to socialise and make new friends. There is a Facebook group that is just for women who attend Motherspace. This allows members to connect with each other and meet up outwith the session if you wish to do so.
Babies are social little people and it is never too soon to make friends. Friends made in the early days are friends to play within the park in the future. Babies can be fascinated by other babies. Often they will look at each other, reach out and sometimes make sounds to get the attention of the other babies in the room.
What to expect
Motherspace is facilitated by Gail who has many years of experience of working with groups in a post-natal environment. Although the group is unstructured, Gail finds out if there are any particular parenting issues you might be facing and leads the discussion around these.
If the group would like a more structured session eg a discussion around weaning, Gail can organise this and promote it on the website and Facebook.
How do I access this?
- Self referral
- Service is appointment only
Is there a cost?
Motherspace is a free drop-in group but welcomes donations to cover refreshments and resources used (suggested donation £2).
- Public parking available
- Wheelchair access
There are currently 2 online group sessions on a Monday afternoon lasting 40 minutes at 2.30 pm and 3.30 pm.