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Finding Your Mom Tribe: Why Mama Support Groups Are Good for You

Medically reviewed by Jezreel Esguerra, MD · General Practitioner

Written by Edamama · Updated Feb 15, 2023

Finding Your Mom Tribe: Why Mama Support Groups Are Good for You

Motherhood is tough, especially for first-time moms. It’s a whole new territory that can leave anyone feeling overwhelmed, scared, confused, anxious—or all of the above. While you may be getting support from family and friends, being with a group of people who go through exactly the same thing as you can help make parenting less of a struggle and more of an everyday joy. That’s why it’s recommended to find your support group of fellow moms.

Whether you want to learn from fellow mamas or simply want a circle who cheers you up when things get hard, you can benefit from being part of a community of like-minded individuals.

Mommy Support Group: Finding Your Tribe

Here are some reasons why finding and keeping a mom tribe (a.k.a. your parent support group) may be more helpful than you think.

  1. It can reduce stress levels.

Juggling different tasks, from baby care to household chores, can be overwhelming. Your responsibility as a mom can sometimes be a heavy one to carry. So having a support group who listens to you and gives you tips—parenting and anything about life—can help lighten that load on your shoulder.

  1. Finding solutions becomes easier.

Want suggestions on how to choose a preschool for your child? Your fellow mamas may just provide a first-hand review of that school you’re eyeing. Looking for prenatal and childbirth classes? Ask your group and mamas there may just give you a lead. When you’re searching for the best solution, all you have to do is ask or post on the community page.

As a smart and practical mom, you are also always on the lookout for ways to get perks and rewards in your purchases. If you are part of the Edamama and Hello Doctor circle, you even get rewards for sharing about products and services you trust and love as a mom!

  1. You get to exchange ideas with other moms.

Being in a community with fellow moms can be an enriching experience. You can ask them for advice, and they can also seek yours. Learn how other stay-at-home moms were able to earn extra cash or share with them your best practices when working from home. It’s like finding friends you can grow with and learn from. While you’re all going through the roller-coaster ride that is motherhood.

  1. It’s an opportunity to make new friends.

When was the last time you did something with your non-mama friends since you welcomed a little human into this world? More often than not, the other moms in your support group have the same social life as yours. It could range from little to none. If being active in an online mommy group is your version of a social life now, then take this opportunity to make new friends who will be on this motherhood journey with you.

  1. You gain wisdom from more experienced mamas.

Chances are, there are moms in your group who have somehow mastered the art and science of motherhood. They’ve been moms and wives for years, so you can learn a lot from their experiences. It’s like finding older sisters who can guide you through the process until you’ve fully adjusted and find your groove.

  1. You will be able to work through personal and family issues better.

Women who have strong support systems are more likely to deal with family and motherhood issues in healthier ways. Instead of spending your energy getting anxious and depressed with whatever you’re going through, you can talk to your support group about these issues and they can help you deal with them and make better decisions.

  1. Your kids become friends with theirs.

Who says social interaction in mom support groups is only for mamas? Children benefit from it too, especially if you’ve developed close friendships with some of your fellow mothers and have started introducing each others’ kids to be playmates or friends too.

Learn more about Parenting here.

This story originally appeared on Edamama and is re-used with permission:


Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Medically reviewed by

Jezreel Esguerra, MD

General Practitioner

Written by Edamama · Updated Feb 15, 2023

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