How to Create Community in the Age of Covid and Social Distancing

Aug 11, 2021 | Postpartum, Pregnancy

Most new families feel like the first months after birth are a blur. With Covid, and social distancing measures in place, it can feel isolating! Here is a list of some ideas to find community during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum.

  • Nextdoor app- neighbors and friends and local gatherings are posted here. You could write an introductory post stating your name, your baby’s name, and that you are looking for families interested in connecting locally. For example, someone to go for a walk within the neighborhood. 
  • Doula/new parent groups online or socially distancing with a select few children. There are some huge social networking websites that have a plethora of mom groups. 
  • Marco Polo. This is an app that I have heard new moms love to use! You can send videos that don’t expire to family and friends and you can respond on your own time.
  • Yoga Studios in your Area- many yoga studios are having to reinvent the way in which they connect with their community as most studios have not been permitted to returning in person. Reach out to the studio and ask if there are new parents that want to connect or see if they have an online bulletin board.

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