This is a group for pregnant (or thinking about it!) and postpartum women and their partners, who wish to connect with others on the same journey, in their quest to know more about what to expect, how to take care of themselves - both physically and mentally - and how to plan for birth and beyond. I started this group for 2 reasons... 1. As a childbirth educator for over 23 years, I know the profound positive effects of bonding with others who are going through the same experience, as well as the profound positive effects of being informed - not just during pregnancy and birth, but into parenthood; and 2. Without information, options do not exist, which can often adversely change the course of the pregnancy and birth experience, not to mention, life as a new parent. There will be no judgment of any kind in this group... no pressure to make specific choices, and no hidden agendas. We will strive to meet every other month and incorporate different themes and topics. Members should be open to learning, as well as sharing both their excitement and their apprehension surrounding impending birth and parenthood. I'm looking forward to meeting you!