An INSIGHT, an EMPATHY, a WISDOM, a UNITY, a SAVVY, a LEAGUE, a SUPPORT, a MELLOW (because ideally that's what we'd like to be ALL the time!).
Let's return to our nervous new mum and her pretty baby with badly-timed sickness? How can we entice her back to the new mums' group where everyone knows everyone else (but doesn't really)? Shall we invite her with a "WELCOME" of mums, a "KINDRED", a "KINSHIP" or a "WE ARE ALL NEW AT THIS TOO" of mums.
http://www.netmums.com/local-to-you/places-to-go/parent-and-toddler-groups - check out what groups are running in your local area (in the UK).
http://www.nct.org.uk/branches/events/bumps-babies - expectant and new parents can get together at groups run by the NCT all over the UK.
http://www.babycentre.co.uk/a1006203/mums-tips-how-to-meet-other-new-mums - some useful tips on how to meet other mums.
http://www.momsclub.org - international resource aimed at helping mums connect with others in a similar situation.