Claims this article. Personally I would have been a little sceptical if I didn’t already have children. Since I had my first child I have gained a lot of new friends, some from our NCT group and others we have met at other baby and toddler groups. We do also tend to go out and meet people at various groups at least 3 times a week. The article suggests most people gain nine new friends after they give birth which doesn’t seem far off. I think I can count about 10 new friends that I have made since I had my daughter. We certainly have a very active social life these days.