If you are pregnant for the first time and interested in connecting with other Mamis in the general Arlington area (i.e. Falls Church, DC, Alexandria) PLEASE read this entire message... :) Reston Mamis, I don't have as many of you but you're always welcome to give it a try! :)
PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU CAREFULLY READ YOUR WELCOME MESSAGE ONCE YOU HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED TO THE GROUP. IT WILL EXPLAIN THE STEPS NECESSARY FOR YOU TO BE PLACED IN A PRIVATE GROUP MOST EFFICIENTLY. NEW MEMBERS WILL BE REQUIRED TO ATTEND A SCHEDULED INTRODUCTORY MEETING BEFORE BEING PLACED IN A GROUP. INFO ABOUT THE NEXT MEETING WILL BE POSTED ON OUR WELCOME PAGE AS WELL AS IN THE WEEKLY NEWSLETTER SENT TO THE ADDRESS YOU HAVE REGISTERED WITH MEETUP.COM. PLEASE PROVIDE ME WITH AN EMAIL ADDRESS THAT YOU CHECK REGULARLY TO RECEIVE MY PERSONAL MESSAGES ABOUT REGARDING YOUR PLACEMENT IN A PRIVATE GROUP. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT AS I OFTEN EMAIL MANY MAMIS AT ONCE YOU FIND MY MESSAGES IN YOUR SPAM FOLDERS SO YOU MAY NEED TO ADJUST YOUR SETTINGS. THANK YOU! :)
Mamistad was born to bring first-time pregnant women together to share the struggles, joys and beauty of motherhood. In Spanish, Mami means (and is pronounced like) "mommy" and Amistad (say "ah-me-stahd") means friendship. Note that this is not a group for Spanish-speaking Mamis only! I just thought it was a catchy name. ;0)
Joining Mamistad is free and we are a large network of Mamis with lots of great info and support to offer. There is currently a one-time membership fee of $50 if I am able to place you in a private (numbered) group of Mamis due within 3-4 (usually 3) months of your own due date. See "About Us" to learn more.
I do my best to place FIRST TIME Pregnant Mamis in groups with others who are due near their due date (within 3 months-occasionally 4), who live in their general area and who will be staying at home or returning to the workplace as they will.
Once in a private group you can join our Facebook page and join some of our specialty groups as well.
All my best and...