A Complete Guide To The Best Facebook Groups For Moms

We all use social media these days, and Facebook has essentially become the new Google. Whether you’re ‘liking’ pages or joining groups, Facebook seems to be the place to join a community and get help and advice on a range of topics. Parenthood is no exception, with more and more of us turning to the site and joining mom-based groups.

For some, these groups are a way of feeling supported through the bewildering world of motherhood; for others they are a platform to share advice and ask questions.

Becoming, or being, a mother can sometimes make you feel totally alone and distanced from your regular friendship group. You may even feel isolated from family or your partner. These groups give you a space to rant, vent and share everything you’re going through, without feeling judged.

They’re available at all times, and are normally monitored to ensure your safety/ privacy as a member. Best of all, you can post and chat on the group while looking after your little one.

We’ve rounded up the best groups out there, for whatever your situation and needs, and given you the low-down on what they’re all about. From popularity to content to ease of use, these are the Facebook pages you’ll want to check out, however old your children are!



Single mothers, we salute you! You’re doing an incredible job, and it probably feels pretty thankless and exhausting at times. Being a single parent can really drain your energy, and make it hard to get out and meet new people.

Sure, joining a Facebook group might not be the same as a girls’ night out, but these groups are still worth considering if you need to talk to someone.


Single Mums


Single mums
  • What’s It All About – this group is dedicated to offering support for single moms. Join if you need a safe space to vent and ask questions without feeling judged. This group also offers general advice and motivational stories as a reminder that you’re not alone.
  • Members – 6.3k
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    Engagement Level – 8/ 10. This group gets a lot of traffic each day, with new posts popping up and plenty of responses to each question or observation.
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    Requirements to Join – this is a private group, so you need to request membership.
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    Link to Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/186588784885105/?ref=br_rs
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    Questions Asked in the Group - posts range from organizing childcare to starting to date while being a single mom to medical queries.

Single Moms Support Group Resources


Single moms support group resources
  • What’s It All About – this group focuses on staying positive while being a single mom, whatever your circumstances are. Head here for advice on a range of child-related issues.
  • Members – 2.2k​​​​
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    Engagement Level – 7/ 10. There are normally over 10 new posts each day, so you can scan through pretty easily to find something helpful. Members respond quite quickly, too.  
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    Requirements to Join – this is a private group, so you need to request membership.
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    Link to Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/465545940454042/?ref=br_rs
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    Questions asked in the Group – there are lots of people looking for information on dating, as well as the day-to-day aspects of parenting. How to manage work, childcare, finances and co-parenting with an ex-partner crop up, too.  

Single Mothers by Choice


Single mothers by choice
  • What’s It All About – many women choose to raise a child by themselves, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t still want support. This group celebrates and supports women who have made the choice to be single parents.  
  • Members – 1.5k
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    Engagement Level – 6/10. This group doesn’t get a huge amount of traffic, but is one of the best out there for women who have actively chosen to raise a child on their own. There’s no judgement here!
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    Requirements to Join – this is a private group, so you need to request membership. You must answer some questions (such as ‘how did you become a single mother?’) before you’re approved.
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    Link to Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/singlemothersbychoice/?ref=br_rs
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    Questions Asked in the Group - there are lots of women asking about artificial insemination and adoption. There are also plenty of questions on the practicalities of raising a child as a single parent.  

You’re a New Mother
(Welcome and Congratulations!)


Your first experiences of motherhood are going to be confusing, and full of emotional and physical ups and downs. You’re never 100% sure what you’re doing, but you’re desperate to get it ‘right’.

While there’s no one way of doing things, these groups are on hand to offer advice on everything you could possibly need or want to know. Let these online communities guide you through your journey into motherhood.


Expecting Moms, New Moms Support Group


Expecting Moms New Moms Support Group
  • What’s It All About – any expecting or new moms will feel supported here. There are lots of posts for expecting moms, as well as first-timers. This is a relaxed environment where you can share any concerns and ask questions without feeling judged.
  • Members – 1.3k
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    Engagement Level – 7/10. There are quite a few active members posting new things each day, and it’s a worldwide group so you can expect replies at all hours of the day. Thank goodness for time-zones!
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    Requirements to Join – this is a private group, so you need to request membership. You must agree to some guidelines (eg not posting sales or spam) before you’re approved.  
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    Link to Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1263572286992632/?ref=br_rs​​​​
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    Questions Asked in the Group - expect to see threads on pregnancy side-effects (morning sickness, cravings etc!) and advice on dealing with them. Plenty of new moms offer guidance on how they get through certain situations, so you’ll know what to expect and how to handle it. You’re all in the same boat, and everyone just wants to help each other.

New Mom Support Group


New Mom Support Group
  • What’s It All About – a place of love and support, this group offers advice on all mom-related issues for new mothers. Whether you’re expecting or have recently given birth, head here for friendship and share your worries in a safe place.
  • Members – 3k
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    Engagement Level - 8/10. There are over 10 new posts each day, so you’re sure to find something you can relate to, or someone who’s already asked a question you’re thinking about.
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    Requirements to Join – this is a private group, so you need to request membership. You must agree to some guidelines (eg being positive and keeping it a safe place) before you are approved.
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    Link to Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1583490081927492/?ref=br_rs​​​​
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    Questions Asked in the Group – women here are asking questions about a huge range of things. If you’re a new mom, you can pretty much guarantee that another member has already asked, or wants to ask, the same things as you!

You’re Working Two Jobs


Having a baby doesn’t mean you have to stop working, and many mothers choose not to. If you’re working either full- or part-time and you’ve got kids, these groups are perfect for you.

Finding a balance can be tricky, and you may feel guilty. Don’t! There are ways to make it work, and these groups promote them.


Working from Home Mom’s Networking


Working from home mom's networking
  • What’s It All About – if you’re finding it tricky to balance your job and being a mom, head here. Plenty of other women are in the same situation as you, and they all have great advice to offer.
  • Members – 10k
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    Engagement Level – 8/10. This is one of the bigger and more popular groups of its type, so there are plenty of new posts each day.  
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    Requirements to Join – this is a private group, so you need to request membership. You must answer some questions (such as ‘what company do you work for?’) before you are approved.
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    Link to Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1558199067748454/?ref=br_rs
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    Questions Asked in the Group – this group is all about networking and sharing opportunities and advice. Expect lots of support for finding new jobs, as well as how to create an ‘office space’ in your own home!

Working Moms Work Together


Working moms work together
  • What’s It All About – if you’re currently working full- or part-time and raising a child, join this group. It’s full of other mothers finding their way through the balance, guilt and stress that can come with being a working mother.
  • Members – 2.8k.
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    Engagement Level – 7/10. There are fewer than 10 posts each day, but you can still expect quality replies.
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    Requirements to Join – this is a private group, so you need to request membership. You must answer some questions (such as ‘what is your biggest motherhood challenge?’) before you are approved.
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    Link to Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1482883585269683/?ref=br_rs​​​​
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    Questions Asked in the Group – lots of questions focus on how soon it’s suggested you go back to work, and how to deal with breastfeeding and weaning.

Moms with Careers Making it All Work


Moms with Careers Making it all work
  • What’s It All About – this group offers support related to working while being a mother, and how to find a balance between these two roles.
  • Members – 5k
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    Engagement Level – 8/10. Over 10 new posts each day, making this one of the most popular groups from working mothers.  
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    Requirements to Join – this is a private group, so you need to request membership. You must answer some questions (such as ‘why do you want to join our group?’) before you are approved.
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    Link to Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/289356847936405/
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    Questions Asked in the Group – lots of new mums ask about how to continue breastfeeding while working, as well as looking for childcare.

You’re a Stay-at-Home Mom


Staying at home is nothing to be ashamed of, but some moms feel embarrassed about not going back to work. If you’ve made the choice to stay at home after the birth of your child(ren), join these community-based groups.

There are plenty of other women in similar situations, so there’s always someone who’ll understand how you’re feeling.


Stay at Home Moms


Stay at home mom
  • What’s It All About – the idea here is to support women who are stay-at-home moms, however that may have happened. There is no judgement here, and no pressure to start working (again)!  
  • Members – 2k
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    Engagement Level – 7/10. Around 10 new posts a day, all focused on being a stay-at-home mom.
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    Requirements to Join – this is a private group, so you need to request membership.
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    Link to Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/920616391438753/?ref=br_rs
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    Questions Asked in the Group – questions cover topics such as social lives and responding to judgement/ criticism from other moms or friends.

Stay at Home Moms


Stay at home moms
  • What’s It All About – if you’re a stay-at-home mom, either full- or part-time, check this group out. Lots of friendly support and suggestions for coping with judgemental people! If you’ve made the choice to stay at home, there is no need to feel guilty or ashamed.
  • Members – 16k
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    Engagement Level – 8/10. This group gets plenty of traffic each day.
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    Requirements to Join – this is a private group, so you need to request membership. You must answer some questions (such as ‘are you a full-time stay-at-home mom?’) before you are approved.
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    Link to Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1437780092929673/?ref=br_rs
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    Questions Asked in the Group – questions range from asking about maintaining a social life without working to dealing with partners’ expectations that you become a total ‘domestic goddess’ just because you stay at home.

Stay at Home Moms: Momming Together


Stay at home moms momming together
  • What’s It All About – staying at home doesn’t mean that being a mother is suddenly easier, and this group offers a place to vent about motherhood. Your friends, and even partner, may not fully understand, but these women will!
  • Members – 27k
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    Engagement Level – 8/10. This is a huge community of SAHMs, so there are lots of new posts and comments each day.
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    Requirements to Join – this is a private group, so you need to request membership.
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    Link to Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/Stayathomemoms.MommingTogether/?ref=br_rs
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    Questions Asked in the Group – often, women ask for general motherhood advice, but there are also more focused questions about finances and parental roles.

Your Babies Are All Grown Up


Your little cherubs may have blossomed into teenagers, but you still want to share stories and advice with other moms. 

Just because your kids are grown up, or may have moved out or gone to college, doesn’t mean you’ve stopped worrying. This group is great for anyone who is wondering how to deal with the next stage of motherhood.


Moms With Teenagers!


Moms with Teenagers
  • What’s It All About – this group is a place to vent about your teenage kids while offering support to other moms.  It’s not easy having teens, so join this group to seek advice and share nightmare tales!
  • Members – 3k
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    Engagement Level – 8/10. This is one of the bigger groups aimed at moms with teenage kids.​​​​
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    Requirements to Join – this is a private group, so you need to request membership. You must agree to some guidelines (eg being positive and keeping it a safe place) before you are approved.
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    Link to Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/545019808883758/?ref=br_rs
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    Questions Asked in the Group – all sorts of questions, advice and stories pop up, sharing the joys (ha) of having a teenage child. If you’re unsure how to deal with acts of rebellion, or are worried about damaging behaviors, such as eating disorders, share here to receive support.

Moms of Teens (No Men!)


Moms of Teens
  • What’s It All About – this group is dedicated to women raising teenagers. Each year of your child’s life is full of new questions and uncertainties. The women in this group may rant, but they’ll also help you as much as they can!
  • Members – 4.5k
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    Engagement Level – 8/10. Lots of posts each day on a variety of topics.
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    Requirements to Join – this is a private group, so you need to request membership. You must answer some questions (such as ‘do you have teens?’) before you are approved.
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    Link to Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/653705367973224/?ref=br_rs
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    Questions Asked in the Group – women ask about dealing with the ‘birds and the bees’ talk, as well as school-related issues and their teens’ relationships.

Moms of Tweens & Teens


Mom's of Tweens and Teens
  • What’s It All About – this group offers help and support to women raising teenagers. For some, it’s a breeze; for others it’s a nightmare. Whichever experience you’re having, share it here.
  • Members – 1.3k
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    Engagement Level – 6/10. There aren’t that many new posts each day, but there’s a still a lovely community-feel to the group.
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    Requirements to Join – this is a private group, so you need to request membership.
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    Link to Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/Momsoftweensandteens/
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    Questions Asked in the Group – all sorts of questions are asked here, so don’t hold back or feel shy. This group prides itself on being non-judgemental.

You’re Home-Schooling Your Child


Many parents make the choice to home-school their children. It may take a lot of extra effort, but if you’ve made this choice, you’re going to want to join these groups.

Members offer suggestions on curriculum, teaching methods and how to maintain your ‘teacher’ persona and not slip back into mom-mode!


Hip Homeschool Moms – Middle and High School Group


Hip homeschool moms
  • What’s It All About – described as a ‘community’, this group focuses on sharing ideas about home-schooling. If your child is middle- or high-school aged, this is the group for you!
  • Members – 2.8k
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    Engagement Level – 6/10. There are very few posts each day, but the support and advice given is of good quality and comes from a place of care.
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    Requirements to Join – this is a private group, so you need to request membership. You must answer some questions (such as ‘why do you want to join the group?) before you’re approved.
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    Link to Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/HipHomeschoolMomsMiddleAndHighSchoolGroup/
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    Questions Asked in the Group – questions about curriculum and maintaining the role of ‘teacher’ around your kids tend to crop up.

Homeschool Mom Wins


Homeschool mom wins
  • What’s It All About – this is partially a networking group, aimed at helping moms find whatever they’re looking for when it comes to home-schooling. It’s also a place to vent and share advice.
  • Members – 2k
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    Engagement Level – 6/ 10. Another low-activity group, but still worth joining for the invaluable information shared here.
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    Requirements to Join – this is a private group, so you need to request membership. You must agree to some guidelines (eg being positive and not spamming everyone!) before you are approved.
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    Link to Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/HomeschoolMomWins/?ref=br_rs​​​​
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    Questions Asked in the Group – expect questions on teaching material, curriculum and where to be looking/ who to be talking to for further help.

Homeschooling Mom’s Hangout


Homeschooling mom's hangout
  • What’s It All About – this group is designed as a place to share resources, advice and successes related to home-schooling.
  • Members – 9k
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    Engagement Level – 6/10. There are fewer than 10 posts each day, but there are plenty of useful posts to scroll through if you have something on your mind.
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    Requirements to Join – this is a private group, so you need to request membership.
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    Link to Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/homeschoolmomshangout/
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    Questions Asked in the Group – there are questions on which curriculum to choose, as well as teaching methods and balancing being a teacher and a mom!

Your Child Has Special Needs, or Has a Disability


Having a child, or children, with special needs or a disability means there are more things to take into consideration. It can feel quite isolating at times, but you’re never alone.

These Facebook groups are designed to offer a safe space to talk, ask questions and find support. There is no shame in finding things difficult, and these members are in the same boat and are there to help.


Support Group for Parents of Special Needs Children


Support group for parents of special needs
  • What’s It All About – raising children is full of uncertainties, and the confusion and worry can be hugely increased if your child has special needs. This group links up parents in similar situations, who can empathise with the hard times, as well as joy, that comes with it all.
  • Members – 7.8k
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    Engagement Level – 8/10. There are several new posts per day, and this is a group that is full of other parents who understand what you’re going through.
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    Requirements to Join – this is a private group, so you need to request membership. You must answer some questions (such as ‘are you the parent or legal guardian of a child or young adult with special needs?’) before you are approved.
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    Link to Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/144622772289553/
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    Questions Asked in the Group – there are questions related to health, as well as education and additional childcare. Nothing is off-limits here, and it’s a safe space to express any struggles or issues you’re having. There is no shame in looking for help.

Parents of Children With Disabilities


Parents of children with disabilities
  • What’s It All About – if your child has a disability, this group is the place to look for advice. Many parents often vent about the challenges that come with being a parent of a child with a disability. It’s also a place for sharing positivity and progress!
  • Members – 1.9k
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    Engagement Level – 6/10. There aren’t many new posts each day, but it’s encouraging to see other parents going through similar experiences.
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    Requirements to Join – this is a private group, so you need to request membership.
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    Link to Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/739726072791018/
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    Questions Asked in the Group – everything from benefits/ allowances to relationships and education. Everyone in this group is open-minded, so you should feel safe asking anything without fear of judgement.

Parents of Children With Special Needs


Parents of Children with special needs
  • What’s It All About – this group is aimed at parents with children with ADHD, autism, ODD, PTSD and other conditions. It is a place to share stories of both progress and struggles, with a community to offer support.
  • Members – 1.4k
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    Engagement Level – 6/10. While there aren’t many new posts each day, there is a real community-feel to the group.
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    Requirements to Join – this is a private group, so you need to request membership. You must answer some questions (such as ‘what is your child’s diagnosis?’) before you are approved.
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    Link to Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/ParentsofChildrenwithSpecialNeeds
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    Questions Asked in the Group – questions asked refer to symptoms and diagnosis, as well as issues related to education and socializing.

You Are Still a Mother


Losing a child, at any age, is the most traumatic thing that any parent can experience. Talking about your loss may be incredibly difficult for you, even with close family and friends, as well as with your partner.

You may feel totally alone in your grief, sure that nobody could ever understand what you’re going through. These Facebook groups offer a place to share support for women in similar situations, as well as a safe place to vent and express your anger and heartbreak. 

Sometimes strangers are the easiest people to talk to about traumatic events, and these groups all offer a community of women who want to listen, talk and share.


A Mother’s Loss


A mother's loss
  • What’s It All About – this is a place for mothers who are dealing with the loss (death) of a child. It is a place for expressing grief, as well as finding hope. This is a safe place to discuss your feelings, away from your partner of friends, who can often be hardest to talk to.
  • Members – 12k
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    Engagement Level – 8/10. There are lots of posts each day, all with many replies. There is no judgement here, so you can post about how you’re feeling and expect a huge amount of support.  
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    Requirements to Join – this is a private group, so you need to request membership. You must answer some questions (such as ‘are you a mom who has lost her child?’) before you’re approved.
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    Link to Group - https://web.facebook.com/groups/367142216784382
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    Questions Asked in the Group – questions relate to grief, counselling and general bereavement support.

Mothers Who Have Lost a Child


Mothers who have lost a child
  • What’s It All About – Asking questions and talking about your struggles with your loved ones can be hard, and you may feel as though you have to be ‘strong’ around them. This is a place to be open and honest about how you feel.
  • Members – 700
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    Engagement Level – 7/10. There may not be many members in comparison to other groups, but there is always someone to talk to.
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    Requirements to Join – this is a private group, so you need to request membership. You must answer some questions (such as ‘have you lost a child?’) before you are approved.
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    Link to Group - https://web.facebook.com/groups/120461095047925/
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    Questions Asked in the Group – the women in this group are very honest, so there are lots of questions about dealing with grief in terms of work, social lives and partners.

Miscarriage and Infant Loss Support Group


Miscarriage and infant loss
  • What’s It All About – this group is dedicated to providing a safe community space to talk about going through a miscarriage or dealing with the loss of a child.
  • Members – 8k
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    Engagement Level – 8/10. There are quite a few new posts every day, and there are always people offering support and guidance.
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    Requirements to Join – this is a private group, so you need to request membership. You must answer some questions (such as ‘have you lost a child?’) before you are approved.
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    Link to Group - https://web.facebook.com/groups/75322666337/
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    Questions Asked in the Group – mothers ask and share all sorts of information on here, including guidance on going back to work and thinking about getting pregnant again.

Find Your Place


I love social media for the fact that it offers a community that is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Your doctor may not be constantly on-call, your friends might not answer the phone at 4 am when you’re going crazy from lack of sleep and you may feel guilty about discussing your child’s special needs with the school-moms. Some things just are really hard to talk about, or you can never seem to find the right time.

While the internet can be a scary, judgemental place at times, these Facebook groups are all online communities offering support. They all have administrators who swiftly deal with any offensive language or negative comments.

Virtual communities offer support in ways that even your family and closest friends may not be able to. It may seem strange to pour your heart out on a social media site, but it may also be incredibly liberating and helpful.

Knowing that you will never meet these people somehow makes it easier to share things you’d never normally consider talking about. The feeling of anonymity can be very helpful when it comes to certain difficult issues relating to motherhood.

Some of these groups ask you to answer questions before joining, some as simple as ‘are you a mom?’ This may seem strange, but it’s the group’s way of making sure that only women in similar situations are added to the group.

These filters ensure that the groups are a place of positivity and genuine support, and aren’t a test, don’t worry.

Whether you’re giving advice, comforting and offering support to other mothers or just sharing videos of your baby’s first steps, Facebook mom pages are there for you. Hopefully, our list has helped you find a place you feel at home...

About the author

Monica Pullman

Hi, I'm Monica, working mother of two, writer, yoga teacher and happiness coach. I'm passionate about spirituality, sleep, healing and yoga, it's what keeps me balanced and full of energy. I know the power of self-awareness, discipline, and knowledge when it comes to being a mother, as well as being able to bring your best to work every day.

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