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This Gateway Women Meetup Group is a UK & Ireland social group for women who are permanently involuntarily childless (childless not by choice) whether that be due to infertility or circumstance. Childless stepmothers welcome.

If you are still actively trying to have a biological or adoptive family or identity as 'childfree' (by choice) there will be other meetup groups that will suit your needs for connection better.

If you are childless due to life circumstances or social infertility (not having a partner) and are ready to explore the possibility that there can be a rich and meaningful outside of motherhood, you are welcome.

This Meetup network is part of GATEWAY WOMEN (GW) the global friendship and support network for childless women created by British psychotherapist and author, Jody Day. We also have a thriving private online community and many other resources for you. Please explore our website at http://www.gateway-women.com

When most of your peers have children and you do not, your social circle can dwindle or dry up completely and joining a friendly, local Gateway Women Meetup can be a great way to begin to plug those gaps. We've also found that having our own network of Gateway Women in our life makes it easier to maintain some of our more precious 'mother friendships' (and sibling/family connections!) as we are getting our crucial need for identification and belonging met elsewhere.

We have more than 100 Gateway Women (GW) Meetups across the world in the UK, Ireland, Europe, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Israel, with more starting all the time. To see a list of our currently active ones across the world, please go to the Gateway Women website and click 'Meetups' at http://www.gateway-women.com/meetup If your town/city isn't on the list, join us and then email us at community@gateway-women.com and we will help you to get a GW Meetup started in your area.

Gateway Women also hosts a private online community (http://www.gateway-women.com/community) on MightyNetworks which you're very welcome to join also. Often members get to know each other there and then progress to meeting each other face-to-face via this Meetup group. It is a new requirement that ALL of our GW Meetup Hosts now need to belong our private 'GW Meetup Hosts' subgroup on that platform and we can arrange that membership for you. Email us at community@gateway-women.com for more details.

Gateway Women welcomes childless women of all ages, ethnicities, abilities, sexualities and relationship status. We're a diverse group but we all share the feeling of 'not fitting in' to a motherhood-crazy culture that doesn't seem to have a place for us.

Welcome to your Tribe.

Jody x

JODY DAY
Psychotherapist & founder of Gateway Women
Author of "Living the Life Unexpected: 12 Weeks to Your Plan B for a Meaningful and Fulfiling Future Without Children" (http://www.gateway-women.com/book)
http://www.gateway-women.com
community@gateway-women.com

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