Building a Community
Back in 2018, I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, Elly. How did it feel? It was indescribable. After what seemed like an eternity, I got to hold the gift that God has blessed me with in my arms and finally be a mom. It was when I knew that all that wait was worth it - but if I was being real, being pregnant can be, well… a roller coaster of emotions. There will be days where you’ll find yourself crying over a picture of someone else’s baby, or excited over a bag of chips, to staying in bed all day just wanting to be by yourself. When I was pregnant, the toughest period was when I couldn’t find anyone that could relate to what I’m feeling nor get proper advice from.
Now don’t get me wrong - I have my lovely and caring husband who was there by my side when I needed him to be that I am beyond grateful for, but if there was one thing I wished I had while I was pregnant, it would be to have a community of moms that I could talk to and have the support from. I wanted a safe space where I could share my problems or seek advice from. I wanted reassurance from other moms who have been through or are in the journey that it is normal to feel that way and that everything will be fine.
That was when I decided to take the leap of faith and started a Facebook Page called “My Pregnancy Life” which is an educational and fun page for moms. The Page pushes posts like relatable memes and fun tips to keep it lighthearted, to educational posts and infographics which aims to educate moms a little bit more about pregnancy.
Within the Page, I also created a closed group - My Pregnancy Life so there is a safe space where a community of moms can come together and share their day to day lives, to giving advices and support to other mom-to-bes out there. Now you might be thinking, what has that got to do with this business? I’ll get to it soon! Believe me or not, the community expanded exponentially within a short period of time and yes, I do take my mornings to read through the comments, feedback and interactions between these wonderful people.