Preparing for your baby’s arrival can be both exciting and daunting. One of the best ways to navigate this transformative period in your life is by connecting with other expectant parents.
However, this is easier said than done. That’s why we at The Parents Class wanted to put together a list of some of the best ways to meet, socialise and make friends with other parents-to-be in Brighton.
1. Antenatal Classes
One of the most popular, and most successful, ways to meet other expectant parents is by attending an antenatal class.
Not only will you be amongst other parents-to-be who, like you, are eager to feel ready for this exciting new chapter in their lives, but you’ll also be in a supportive, safe, relaxed environment.
Take comfort in knowing that you’re receiving expert advice on pregnancy, birth and newborn care topics.
Our antenatal courses in Brighton, for instance, are entirely taught by qualified, practising midwives, so you can rest assured you’re getting the most up-to-date and accurate information while also making lifelong connections with other parents-to-be.
To find out more about our Brighton-based antenatal courses, head to our courses page, here, and start meeting other expectant parents like you, today!
2. Prenatal Yoga and Fitness Classes
Staying active during pregnancy is important for both physical and mental well-being.
There are a variety of excellent Brighton-based prenatal yoga and fitness classes tailored to expectant mothers.
These classes are not only great for looking after your health, but also for finding other pregnant women who share your desire to stay fit during pregnancy.
3. Local Online Parenting Groups
Brighton has a strong online presence when it comes to parenting communities.
Websites and social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram host numerous parenting groups and forums where expectant parents can exchange advice, share experiences, and even plan meetups.
Look for groups specific to Brighton, as they often organise events and gatherings.
Here are some of our favourite Facebook groups for expecting parents in Brighton:
4. Baby Boutiques and Maternity Stores
These warm and welcoming shops are perfect places to strike up conversations with fellow shoppers and seek recommendations for classes, support groups and mother & baby meet-ups.
5. Cafes and Coffee Shops
Brighton is famous for its vibrant coffee shops. They’re also fantastic for meeting other parents-to-be.
On weekday mornings and weekend, you’ll often find cafes, tearooms and coffee shops filled with other expectant parents. Warm and cosy, they’re the perfect spaces for striking up conversations and forming friendships with others who are going through a similar life stage.
6. Parks and Green Spaces
Brighton is blessed with beautiful parks and green spaces and, of course, the famous beach!.
Enjoy a leisurely stroll, a spot of outdoor reading, people watching, or perhaps a spontaneous picnic.
You’ll find many other expectant parents also like to gather in these areas, offering a chance to meet and socialise while enjoying the fresh air. Popular spots include Preston Park and Hove Park and, of course, the beautiful beach.
There are numerous ways for expectant parents to connect, share experiences, and build friendships in Brighton.
Whether you prefer attending classes, joining online communities, or simply striking up conversations at local cafes, you’ll find plenty of like-minded individuals who are excited to share this journey with you.
One of the most important things to remember is to be patient and open minded; put yourself out there and see what happens!
Want to connect with other parents-to-be in Brighton?
Looking for a way to make sure you’re fully prepared for your little one’s arrival while also connecting with other expectant parents?
Our Brighton antenatal classes with Jen, a midwife with over 12 years’ experience, can help.
Make lifelong connections with other local parents and put yourself back at the centre of your pregnancy journey by booking online today.