Hey there and thanks for taking the time to pop by to our About Us page. My name is Claire, and I’m the community manager and founder of Newmomsforum. It’s absolutely amazing to meet you! 🙌
So what are we about? Well, it all started some time ago.
From humble beginnings
We launched the first version of our website all the way back in 2003. This was before the times of Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. In fact, I think we can claim our position as one of the oldest websites focused on pregnancy and support for new moms on the internet. 😊
Back in 2003, there were already quite a few (encyclopedic) articles available online about parenting and childbirth, however, as someone looking for support after having just had my own baby, the information wasn’t particularly helpful (or relatable).
What I did find is that most of the things I learned about being a mom, I learned from the parenting groups I attended and the other new moms I interacted with. Though instinctively, everything I was being told didn’t make sense, over the years, my confidence increased and became a better mom through my own lessons that I also learned along the way.
Information and advice for new moms by new moms
The concept of sharing and learning became the basis for our website slogan when we launched New Moms Forum all the way back in 2003. We were all about Information and advice for new moms by new moms. In the spirit of efficiency (a.k.a our old slogan was a little long 😊) we updated our slogan to For New Moms By New Moms in early 2021.
Despite this small update, the foundations and spirit of our website remain the same. We want to educate but we also recognise we don’t have all the answers, so we look for the spirit of our community to help fill some of these gaps.
As technology and social media have evolved, we’ve embraced these new channels of information and have evolved New Moms Forum to serve as a platform for sharing the best of this information with other new moms.
We’ve worked together to build a website to educate, empower, and connect with other moms, and people trying to become new moms from around the world.
Living the moments with you!
Since October 2003, we have built our site organically. Everyone involved with building our website has either held babies or long to someday.
We’ve experienced sore boobs breastfeeding, we’ve encountered the dirtiest of nappies, we’ve endured embarrassing tantrums in restaurants and have had screaming and tearful arguments with our partners while being sleep deprived. 🥱
Having a baby is one of life’s greatest experiences and we want to ensure it stays that way by helping to calm any worries you may have.
If you are trying to become pregnant, currently pregnant, or a parent who wants to chat with like-minded people, we would love you to join our community.
Participate as much or as little as you want. You’re always welcome here. 💕