Humans are social beings. We crave connection. Social interaction, then, is second only to our most basic physical needs in terms of importance to our overall wellbeing. During pregnancy and early motherhood (or even when trying to conceive), we are especially vulnerable to feelings of isolation due to the constant onslaught of hormones, the new emotional territory we are entering, and the (sometimes overwhelming) amount of information being pressed upon us from all sides. They say it takes a village to raise a child, but in our busy Western world, we don’t have a built-in village ready to pitch in when and where we need it most. And yet feeling supported through our pregnancy and early motherhood is a simple, effective way to keep mentally and emotionally healthy. Expand your pregnancy tribe by joining the Pure Nurture Community, online and/or in person.