Trying to find a pregnancy village? Finding your people isn’t the easiest, but if you’re looking for a pregnancy support system, here are the 7 friends you need to get you through.
I mean, you’ve heard this saying before- “It takes a village to raise a child.” And while the saying’s not wrong, we think the saying is also missing a little something.
After all, it also takes a village to raise a mother.
Pregnancy is exhausting. It can drain you physically, and it can leave you wondering if pregnancy can actually, literally make you crazy. We’d argue that pregnancy can be one of the hardest life transitions for a woman, but you’re going to hear more about what a “magical” time it is. (Which can leave you feeling insanely frustrated if it’s less than magical for you.)
So where can a pregnant mama turn?
If you’re building a pregnancy village, either online at somewhere like The Bump or Meetup, or in person with people you know, there are some key characters you need to add to your crew. Here are our top suggestions for the 7 friends a woman needs to get her through her pregnancy (and beyond).