Here are some women-related email lists that focus on motherhood and/or pregnancy. If the instructions say "send usual subscription message," the message to send is SUBSCRIBE [listname] Your Name (e.g., SUBSCRIBE PREGNANT Jane Doe).
BABYTWO is an unmoderated support and sharing group for women who are attempting to conceive their second or subsequent child, with or without a disgnosis of infertility. To subscribe, send the standard subscription message to LISTSERV@MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU .
BFAR (Breastfeeding after Reduction Surgery) is a forum for support and exchange of information among women who have had reduction mammoplasty (breast reductions). Topics include all aspects of breastfeeding in relation to the unique challenges of doing so after breast reduction surgery. Only women who have already had the surgery will be eligible to subscribe. To subscribe, send a request for subscription, along with a brief description of history and current situation, to BFAR@STORE-FRONT.COM .
BFING is a list for discussion of breastfeeding. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE BFING to MAJORDOMO@PREGNANCYTODAY.COM . Related information is available at the PREGNANCY TODAY web site.
BIG-MOMS "is primarily for large moms (be they tall or obese or both), and large women who want to be moms," as well as other people who are supportive of big moms. Topics include social issues, fertility issues, gestational diabetes, parenting issues, etc. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE <your e-address> to BIG_MOMS_LIST-REQUEST@BUTLER.HPL.HP.COM .
BIRTHCTR is a list for midwives who practice at birth centers. The list is a forum to discuss midwifery and business issues specific to birth centers. To subscribe, send a message to ZELDACNM@ALASKA.NET with the words SUBSCRIBE BIRTHCTR in the Subject: header. In the message portion briefly describe who you are and where you practice.
BlkSnglMoms (Black Single Moms) brings together Black single moms and providers of products and services created to provide family, parental, safety, and business development assistance. For more information or to subscribe, see the BlkSnglMoms web page.
CARE ABOUT GIRLS is a list for adults who care about girls: parents, teachers, coaches, counselors, pastors, troop leaders, relatives, researchers, etc. This list is "for every adult who wants to help raise healthy, confident girls and make the world better and safer for girls." To subscribe, send any message to firstname.lastname@example.org . More information can be found at the CAREABOUTGIRLS web page, where it is also possible to subscribe.
CAREERMOMS is a list for mothers who are combining the challenges of raising a family with a career outside the home. Mothers who work outside the home have a variety of problems and issues to deal with; this list is a forum to help cope! You can subscribe at the careermoms web page.C-BIRTH is a forum for discussion relating to unassisted childbirth. For more information or to subscribe, see the C-BIRTH web page on Yahoo Groups.
CCE is a list for Childbirth Educators. The emphasis is on Natural Childbirth methods. Some members are certified childbirth educators, and others are trying to decide whether teaching childbirth is for them. This is a list for business aspects of teaching, sharing of methods, and other professional concerns. You can subscribe at the listowner's web site or by sending the message SUBSCRIBE CCE to MAJORDOMO@FENSENDE.COM .
CHILDFREE provides information, discussion, and a supportive environment for those who have actively chosen to be child-free as well as those in the process of so chosing or who have been forced, for various reasons, to remain child-free. The list encourages the child-free lifestyle; it is not for those trying to find ways out of it, nor for those wishing to criticize it. For more information or to subscribe, see the CHILDFREE web site.
CHILDFUN is a list for "daycare providers and stay at home moms who need an adult outlet." Topics include parenting, daycare advice, recipes, chit chat, and much else. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE CHILDFUN or SUBSCRIBE CHILDFUN-DIGEST to MAJORDOMO@LISTSERVICE.NET .
DOULA is a list for professional pregnancy, labor, and postpartum care providers. Midwives, childbirth educators, and potential doulas are also welcome. Subscribers discuss how to find clients, what to do in an emergency, how to best support women in childbirth, and related topics. You can subscribe at the listowner's web site or by sending the message SUBSCRIBE DOULA to MAJORDOMO@FENSENDE.COM .
EDUCATION MUMS is a list for mothers (and an occasional father) who are students as well as parents, "who find that enrolment queues, assignments, lectures, and campus libraries are as much a part of their lives as nappies [or] child care. . . . Share your best tales and gripes about life as a student mum." To subscribe, send a blank e-mail to Education_Mumsemail@example.com.
ES-MAMAS (Eurosapphic Mamas) is a list for lesbian mothers and wanna-be-mothers, especially in Europe. "We will tell each other about how it is to live as a lesbian mother in different parts of the world and share our experiences." To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE ES-MAMAS to MAJORDOMO@SAPPHO.NET .
FEMINIST MOTHERS AT HOME is a list "for thinking women who choose to stay at home with their children and do something more than watch Regis and Kathie Lee." The list, which limits the number of subscribers, offers "a positive feminist voice to the issues that surround mothering." More information can be found at the list's web site.
FEMINIST PARENTS is a web-based forum for parents who identify as feminist to discuss raising children, gender issues, parenting worries, life generally. Includes a reading room. For more information, see the FEMINIST PARENTS web site.
FEMINIST PREGNANCY is a list for discussion of academic and personal issues related to pregnancy (and parenting). It is open to any women who are interested in issues of feminism as they relate to pregnancy/parenting and vice versa. The list serves a dual purpose in that it promotes discussion on both a scholarly and a personal level. To subscribe, send a short bio explaining why you are joining the list and what your interests are to SDIETZEL@LOYNO.EDU.
ICAN is a list sponsored by the International Caesarean Awareness Network for people who wish to discuss Caesarean section in a supportive environment. The list is open to people who have experienced c-section, parents who wish to avoid a c-section, people who wish to have a vaginal birth after a Caesarean, or professionals wishing to contribute. For more information or to subscribe, see the ICAN web site.
IVF is a support list for women going through in vitro fertilization. For more information or to subscribe, see the IVF web page A sister list, PGIVF, may also be of interest.LACTNET is a rather high-volume discussion list for lactation consultants, midwives, childbirth educators, dieticians, scientists, and other medical professionals to discuss issues regarding breastfeeding in an effort to better support breastfeeding mothers. To view the list's archives and/or to subscribe, see the LACTNET web site.
LDS MOMS is a discussion list for mothers who are also members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. You can get more information and subscribe at the LDS MOMS web page.
LESBIANSTTC (Lesbians Trying to Conceive) is geared toward lesbians only, who are in the process of or are considering conceiving a child. For more information or to subscribe, see the LESBIANSTTC web page. [When you click on the web page link, you'll be asked to sign in to Yahoo Groups and then certify that you are over 18. You'll then be taken to the list's web page.]
MAWDAH (Moms at Work, Dads at Home) is "a place for working mothers to support and commiserate with each other as our husbands have assumed the primary caregiver roles for our children." To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE MAWDAH to MAJORDOMO@MLIST.SPORTSSTATS.COM . You will receive an automated response from the server, and then the list administrator will email you regarding your subscription to the group. For more information, send the message INFO MAWDAH to MAJORDOMO@MLIST.SPORTSSTATS.COM . To contact the list owner directly, send email to OWNER-MAWDAH@MLIST.SPORTSSTATS.COM .
MDAH-LIST - see MAWDAH, above.MIDWIFE is a list for professional discussions among midwives. Questions, comments, and input from other childbirth professionals, including doctors, nurses, student midwives, and childbirth educators are acceptable. Consumer inquiries (especially asking for advice) are frowned upon. You can subscribe at the listowner's web site or by sending the message SUBSCRIBE MIDWIFE to MAJORDOMO@FENSENDE.COM .
MIDWIVES is a list for professional discussion among midwives. Only midwives or those currently enrolled in the clinical portion of a program as a midwife student or apprentive may subscribe, though some list approved MDs are also list members. To subscribe, send a message to ZELDACNM@ALASKA.NET explaining how you qualify to belong to the list. Be sure to include the words SUBSCRIBE MIDWIVES in the Subject: header.
MM-L is a list for women facing infertility who have experienced multiple miscarriages. You must apply to be accepted to participate. The application is located at the Multiple Miscarriages web site or by writing to MMSUGGESTIONS@SURROGACY.COM . Note: this list is run by the American Surrogacy Center, Inc.
MOBK (Mums of Between Kids) is a list for you if your kids are out of nappies but not yet teenagers, no matter what your relationship is to the child. The list is queer oriented, but welcomes gay-friendly straights, too. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE MOBK to firstname.lastname@example.org .MomMDs is an online community for women, especially mothers, who are practicing physicians or students of medicine. The purpose of this discussion group is to provide information, inspiration, support, and advice for mothers (and future mothers) contemplating medicine as a career, studying towards a medical degree, completing their residencies, or practicing in the community. For more information, see the MomMD web site. To subscribe, see the MomMDs Yahoo Groups web page.
MomMDdrs is a discussion group intended for physicians who are also mothers or future mothers. Physicians will find this group useful for discussing professional and personal concerns ranging from childcare, maternity leave, work issues, career goals, and much more. For more information, see the MomMD web site. To subscribe, see the MomMDdrs Yahoo Groups web page.
MOMMIES is geared mainly toward stay-at-home moms, though some exceptions may be made. It is a list for engaging in "adult conversation" and for sharing ideas, concerns, brags, and everything else that is a part of parenting. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE MOMMIES (or SUBSCRIBE MOMMIES-DIGEST) to MAJORDOMO@LISTSERVICE.NET .
MOMS is a women-only, high-volume list for lesbian and women-identified bisexual parents, co-parents, and prospective parents. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE MOMS Firstname Lastname <your emailaddress> (e.g., SUBSCRIBE MOMS Jane Doe <email@example.com>) to MAJORDOMO@QUEERNET.ORG . For more information, send the message INFO MOMS to that same majordomo address.
MOMS, a second list with this name, is "open to moms and moms to be. We will chat about all aspects of motherhood, from the teething six month old to the teenager who is driving you nuts." To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE MOMS to MAJORDOMO@USERHOME.COM .
MOMS-AT-HOME is a list for lesbian at-home mothers. This is a place to discuss the unique challenges and rewards of all aspects of life as a "stay-at-home" mom, including but not limited to parenting issues. The focus is full-time stay-at-home lesbian moms, but you are welcome to join if you work from home, work part time, or are considering staying home full time with your child or children. Bi-women who are at home caring for a child/children in a parenting relationship with another woman are also welcome. To subscribe, send a request to MOMS-AT-HOME-SUBSCRIBE@GROUPS.QUEERNET.ORG .
MOMWRITERS is a list for moms (and dads, too) trying to launch or keep a writing career afloat amidst Barbies and Hot Wheels. The list offers encouragement, tips for home office success amidst children, words of wisdom from those who have been there, and other general writing advice. You can subscribe at the MOMWRITERS web page.
MyTurn is a list for the exchange of ideas, opinions, and questions of active visitors to Go-Mom.com, who are mostly women raising teenagers. More information is available at the Go-Mom web site or at the MyTurn web page at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MyTurn .
NON_CUST_MOM_LINK is a high-volume support group designed to help women who have lost custody or fear losing custody of their children. For more information or to subscribe, see the NON_CUST_MOM_LINK web page. [This page has become hard to access; try signing in at Yahoo Groups and then going to the list's URL: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Non_Cust_Mom_Link/ .] You can also subscribe by sending a message to Non_Cust_Mom_Linkfirstname.lastname@example.org .
OASIS is a list for women who are at least 50 pounds overweight and trying to get pregnant, trying to lose weight to increase fertility, or attempting to do both at the same time. Send email to OASIS@PINELANDPRESS.COM to receive more information and an application to join.
ONNA (Oh No Not Again) is "an open, unmoderated discussion list about achieving pregnancy." To subscribe, send the standard subscription message to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.ACSU.BUFFALO.EDU .
OPEN-ADOPTION is a discussion list open to birth parents, adoptees, and parents who have adopted, as well as to counselors and searchers. Non-anonymous subscription only. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE OPEN-ADOPTION Your Name to LISTSERV@HOME.EASE.LSOFT.COM . An agreement form will be sent to you which must be answered before you can be added to the list. If you have questions about the list, you can write to the listowners at the generic address OPEN-ADOPTION-REQUEST@HOME.EASE.LSOFT.COM .
PAM (Pregnancy After Miscarriage) is a list for people attempting pregnancy or who are currently pregnant after a pregnancy loss of any kind. If you have been in this situation and would like to offer support and advice for others, you are also welcome. This list is not for women only -- partners are welcome. You can subscribe at the listowner's web site or by sending the message SUBSCRIBE PAM to MAJORDOMO@FENSENDE.COM .
PARENT-L is a high-volume list for discussing issues related to breastfeeding and parenting the nursing baby or child. For more information or to subscribe, see the PARENT-L web site at http://listserv.uts.edu.au/mailman/listinfo/parent-l .
PARENTING GIRLS is a list for discussing and finding solutions for issues that affect and are important to parents of girls. Such issues may include education, sports, peer issues, career directioons, siblings, social issues, and anything else that may come up in the group. For more information and to subscribe, go to the PARENTING GIRLS web page.PCOPREG is a list for women with polycystic ovarian syndrome who are either pregnant or post-partum. To subscribe, send a message to PCOPREG-REQUEST@LISTS.BEST.COM with the one word SUBSCRIBE in both the subject header and the body of the message. More information is available at the PCOS web site.
PGIVF is a list open to anyone who is pregnant after in vitro fertilization or from any other advanced technology. The list enables participants to share every aspect of their pregnancy from early betas to delivery. For more information or to subscribe, see the PGIVF web page.PPD (Post-Partum Depression) is a list for mothers with post-partum depression and those who have survived it. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE PPD Your Email Address to MAJORDOMO@BLKBOX.COM . For more information, see the PPD web site.
PRECONC is a pre-conception list for parents trying to become pregnant. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE PRECONC to MAJORDOMO@PREGNANCYTODAY.COM . Related information is available at the PREGNANCY TODAY web site.
PREGNANCY TODAY, formerly YOUR PREGNANCY, is a set of twelve e-mail lists (one for each month of the year) that provide people expecting a baby in the specified month a forum where they can discuss pregnancy concerns, ask questions, and support, help, and advise each other. The lists can be high volume (upwards of 100 messages per day in many cases), so you may prefer to sign up for the digest version, which consolidates the messages into a large bundle to reduce e-mail clutter. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE <month> or SUBSCRIBE <month>-digest (e.g., SUBSCRIBE FEBRUARY or SUBSCRIBE FEBRUARY-DIGEST) to MAJORDOMO@PREGNANCYTODAY.COM . More information is available at the PREGNANCY TODAY web site.
SAHMU (Stay at Home Moms United) is a discussion and support list for all stay-at-home moms. Women who are moms-to-be or are currently working out of the home but trying to stay at home are also quite welcome. The list is not to bash working out of the home moms. For more information or to subscribe, see the SAHMU Yahoo Groups page.
SINGLEMOMS offers single mothers, 25 and under, a place to meet new people and share experiences, advice, and friendship. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE SINGLEMOMS to LISTSERV@HOME.EASE.LSOFT.COM . You can also subscribe from the SINGLEMOMS web site.
soc.support.pregnancy.loss is a Usenet newsgroup for supportive discussion and suggestions about dealing with a terminated pregnancy. Both women and men participate. For more information about Usenet, see USENET in the main listing.
SPALS (Subsequent Pregnancy After a Loss Support) is a supportive list for people who have experienced the loss of a child due to miscarriage, selective termination, stillbirth, neonatal death, sudden infant death, or accidental death. For more information or to subscribe, see the SPALS web site.
STEPMOMS is a list for women who are in the stepmother role, whether through marriage or through a significant other relationship. Stepmothers often have very few resources to draw upon in dealing with this challenge, and STEPMOMS seeks to provide a supportive and encouraging forum in which to discuss all topics relating to being a stepmother. You can subscribe at the stepmoms web page.VIRTUAL KITCHEN TABLE is an email discussion list for members of Mothers are Women, a feminist organization whose members are "women who believe in the value of motherwork." List discussion focuses on many issues, both political and personal, about feminism and motherhood. For more information about the organization and how to join the email list, see the Mothers are Women web site.
W2MOMS (Working Mothers) is a discussion list for moms (and dads) dealing with issues related to raising healthy, happy children while holding down full- or part-time jobs. Discussions include but are not limited to child care, scheduling problems, sick kids, office support, etc. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE W2MOMS Your-email-address (e.g., SUBSCRIBE W2MOMS email@example.com) to MAJORDOMO@POBOX.COM .
WMOMS originally focused on issues affecting working mothers, but it now includes working fathers as well. Among the issues discussed are balancing work and family, daycare and babysitting arrangements, the "mommy track," expressing breast milk at work, sharing work/child responsibilities, etc. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE WMOMS to MAJORDOMO@WORLD.STD.COM .
WORKING_MOMS offers a supportive online community for working moms juggling careers and kids and all the rest of "having it all." More information can be obtained at the Working Moms' Internet Refuge. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE WORKING_MOMS to MAJORDOMO@MOMS-REFUGE.COM . [NOTE: The web site is not responding. If this continues, the list is probably defunct and will be removed from this listing.]
YALAD, which means "to give birth," is a list for discussion of Jewish birthing practices. "It is open to professionals and lay people alike who are interested or curious. This list is NOT a place for the discussion of circumcision except in terms of bris milah ideas." You can subscribe at the listowner's web site or by sending the message SUBSCRIBE YALAD to MAJORDOMO@FENSENDE.COM .
YOUR PREGNANCY - See PREGNANCY TODAY, above.
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