Aug 11, 2008 12:06:52 PM
Aug 8, 2008 7:05:15 AM
I'm not gonna lie, it's a little tough being preggers when most of my friends aren't even so much as thinking about babies.� I'm at an age where my peers are most concerned with adjusting to post-college life; they're struggling with questions about careers, not childcare.� And while my friends have been nothing but supportive (I already have a pretty impressive army of extremely anxious babysitters), it's understandable that it's difficult for them to relate.
Here's where the Internet comes in!� I'm so lucky to have grown up as a "digital native" and have access to so many wonderful online resources.� I always knew there was a social network out there for practically anyone, so it was no surprise when I discovered Baby-Gaga, an online community for expectant and current parents.
The best thing about Baby-Gaga is the overwhelming number of young, soon-to-be mothers like me who populate it.� Most are in their early- to mid-twenties, with many even in their teens.� For me, it's been evolving into an excellent support system.� I can search for mothers by due date, age, location, and members often share advice, sonograms and general pre-motherhood concerns.
Currently, I'm on a hot pursuit to find the perfect "due date buddy." Wish me luck!
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