Joy as new Horsham mums meet for the first time since giving birth in lockdown

A group of Horsham mums who supported each other through their lockdown pregnancies have met in person for the first time.

Monday, 29th March 2021, 4:58 pm
Updated Wednesday, 31st March 2021, 10:00 am

Alex Saunderson, 36, has spoken of her joy at finally seeing the mums she virtually met on her National Childbirth Trust (NCT) course today, March 29.

Alex, who gave birth to Annie five months ago, said: “To be able to meet up in person has been lovely. It’s been quite difficult in lockdown to have a baby.

“You haven’t had the visitors you haven’t had the support.”

Alex Saunderson, front left, met her fellow lockdown mums for the first time today 29/03/21. Pic S Robards SR2103292 SUS-210329-145701001

Lockdown rules have now eased, allowing organised groups or clubs to meet outside.

The new mum, who said many of her relatives are yet to meet Annie due to strict lockdown rules, added that her NCT coursemates are like family.

The friends regularly WhatsApp and Zoom call each other to stay in touch despite being unable to meet until today.

Alex said: “We have supported each other since we were pregnant.

“We have all been there for each other like agony aunts.

“It’s just nice to have a friendly ear.

“These are some of my closest friends. [We have] just become really close.”