Helpful links and resources

Good to know

Mindful Birth – childbirth preparation courses: a choice of three half-day Saturday workshops in Oegstgeest (between Den Haag and Amsterdam), or a self-study online course. Everything you’d expect from a birth preparation course as well as learning mindfulness skills, proven to help cope with pain. Private lessons are also available.
www.mindful-birth.com

Birth in Holland – childbirth preparation courses: Essential Birth, Confident Birth & Early Days, Confident Birth & Parenting. Rotterdam, The Hague and Delft
www.birthinholland.com

Find a Doula
www.doula.nl & www.nbvd.nl

Fit and Fabulous Mom – a 5-week program supporting wonderful moms to become the best version of themselves, starting NOW! Feel on top of your game and full of energy. Ideal for moms with children aged 5 and under.
www.fitfabulousmom.com

Perinatal Physio – physical therapy for pregnancy and post-partum. Statenkwatier, The Hague
www.perinatalphysio.com

Body Flex 100% Catharina (Frederikstraat, The Hague) – pilates and yoga during pregnancy and post-pregnancy (available on request)
www.bodyflex.nl

Helen Marshall – lactation consultant (and independent kraamzorg) offering consultations in the comfort of your own home (The Hague)
www.helenmarshall.nl

Chiropractie Noordzee (The Hague) – chiropractic care, with specialties in pediatric chiropractic (Ceci Wong) and sports chiropractic (Thomas Halyk)
www.chiropractienoordzee.nl

Chiropractie Stegeman (Scheveningen) – Chiropractor, Kai Holm, is specialising in the treatment of children and pregnant women
www.chiropractie-stegeman.nl

Ivo Trouw (The Hague and Voorburg) – osteopath specialising in the treatment of babies and children
www.osteopathie-ivotrouw.nl

BodyFlex4You (Bloemenbuurt, The Hague) – massage therapy with Maaike Lefarre (including pregnancy massage using a special bodycushion, allowing you to lay on your stomach)
www.bodyflex4you.nl

Embracing Horizons (The Hague, Rotterdam) – Helping international children thrive; child psychology, support groups, forums for parents and teachers, and much more!
embracinghorizons.com

Amsterdam Mamas – an independent, peer supported information service for English speaking parents and parents-to-be in and around Amsterdam
www.amsterdam-mamas.nl

Babyconcertjes – live music performances for you and your baby (age 0-2 years) in The Hague, Utrecht and Amsterdam
www.babyconcertjes.blogspot.nl

Ukkieconcert – weekly concerts for toddlers at De Nieuwe Regentes theatre; a journey through the world of sounds with singing, playing and dancing
www.denieuweregentes.nl

Koffie en Kind – café with large play area on Laan van Poot, The Hague (open weekday mornings during school term time)
www.koffieenkind.nl

BabyBeGood Baby Gift Box – a sustainable gift box for parents (to-be) and their babies
www.babybegood.nl

Stichting Baby Hope – donate left over items in your kraampakket for new mothers in Africa, India, South America & Eastern Europe
www.stichtingbabyhope.org

Miscarriage Support in the Netherlands – an article with links to resources and support groups to help you navigate your way through this painful experience
www.amsterdam-mamas.nl/articles/miscarriage-support-netherlands

 

Communities for parents and parents-to-be in The Hague

Bumps and Babies, Den Haag – international social group for pregnant women and mothers with babies, meeting every Friday morning
http://bumpsandbabiesdenhaag.wordpress.com & http://www.facebook.com/groups/157865217614005/

Rainbow Tots – an English speaking playgroup meeting every Tuesday and Wednesday morning in The Hague
http://rainbowtotsthehague.blogspot.nl

Mothers and Munchkins Den Haag – a Facebook group for discussions, sharing advice and arranging fun days out
http://www.facebook.com/groups/236313566445552/

Parenting and The Hague – a community of parents helping other parents adjust in The Hague (monthly gatherings in Zeeheldenkwatier and Bezuidenhout)
http://www.facebook.com/groups/330089767057620/

Leidschendam-Voorburg Mums and Babies – a Facebook group for Mums and Dads living in Leidschendam-Voorburg
https://www.facebook.com/groups/302132559949692/

Scheveningen Mamas – a Facebook group for Mum’s of the Scheveningen area with young children, for meetups, playdates, advice, opinions etc.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1451205198533635/

Friends of Wassenaar – for the Wassenaar community: advice, questions, items for sale and event listings
https://www.facebook.com/groups/friendsofwassenaar/

Working Mothers The Hague – for working moms to share their experiences, advice, and support to make that daily juggle a bit more manageable
http://www.facebook.com/groups/280731552043468/

Den Haag natural parenting – topics include: attachment parenting, breastfeeding, co-sleeping, communication, nutrition and recipes, alternative medicine and vaccinations
https://www.facebook.com/groups/485178534930991/

Den Haag Mamas – a place to seek and exchange information and/ or share experiences as parents or parents to be
http://www.facebook.com/groups/DenHaagMamas.group/

Positive Birth Movement The Hague – for mums, mums-to-be, birth partners and birth professionals to meet for tea, cake and a chat about positive birth experiences
https://www.facebook.com/groups/positivebirththehague/

Mamas for Mamas Babysitting Den Haag – a babysitting cooperative! Do you need a babysitter from time to time but don’t want to pay money? Do you have time to occassionally babysit yourself? Then this system works for you.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/850762711647714/

Den Haag Mamas – Buy/Sell/Swap/Donate – a group for Den Haag based mamas to post items they would like to buy/sell/swap/donate
http://www.facebook.com/groups/denhaagmamas/

 

Communities for parents and parents-to-be in Amsterdam

Amsterdam Mamas – a group for English speaking parents and parents-to-be in Amsterdam and across the Netherlands
http://www.facebook.com/groups/ams.mamas/

Amsterdam Babywearers – learn about babywearing, meet fellow babywearers and even buy sell and trade your carriers
http://www.facebook.com/groups/405044466199964/

Amsterdam Natural Parents Network – for parents who follow gentle, intuitive, conscious &/or attachment/connective parenting
http://www.facebook.com/groups/amsterdamnaturalparents/

Amsterdam Business Mamas – whether you are employed, self employed or looking to start work again you can find support from other working mamas (and papas!) here
http://www.facebook.com/groups/AMSBusinessMamas/

 

Communities for parents and parents-to-be in other cities

DelftMaMa – The official facebook group for the Stichting DelftMaMa community.
http://www.facebook.com/groups/DelftMaMa/

Rotterdam Mamas – friendship, support and advice to English speaking and expatriate families
http://www.facebook.com/groups/rdambabies/

Rotterdam Business Mamas – support from other working mamas and papas, parent friendly job opportunities, and tips on running your own business while balancing family life
https://www.facebook.com/groups/264467593691307/

Utrecht Mamas – a subgroup of Amsterdam Mamas connecting parents in Utrecht
https://www.facebook.com/groups/utrechtmamas

Utrecht Business Mamas – for working parents: a place to help each other, barter services, offer internships or ask for hand as well as promote each others businesses
https://www.facebook.com/groups/319455024929660/