HELPFUL LINKS AND RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES AND EXPECTANT PARENTS
GOOD TO KNOW
Mindful Birth – childbirth preparation courses with Marie Hobbs-Vijendran in The Hague and Leiden/Oegstgeest or follow a self-study course online. 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.
Birth in Holland – pregnancy services and courses in childbirth preparation, first aid, confident parenting, and baby massage. For expecting parents and international families in Rotterdam, Delft, The Hague, Leiden and surrounding areas.
Fit & Fabulous Moms – Hormone Balance coaching with Johanne Bade; 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. Johanne also initiated the Center for Happy Mamas: where moms & health-oriented professionals come together to connect, support & inspire for optimal health – new to The Hague in 2020!
Perinatal Physio – physical therapy for pregnancy and post-partum. Statenkwatier, The Hague
Body Flex 100% Catharina (Frederikstraat, The Hague) – pilates and yoga during pregnancy and post-pregnancy (available on request)
Meida van Baal, Mitera & Co – certified doula, chilbirth educator and registered kraamverzorgende (maternity nurse) in The Hague
Helen Marshall – lactation consultant (and independent kraamzorg) offering consultations in the comfort of your own home (The Hague)
Chiropractie Noordzee (The Hague) – chiropractic care, with specialties in pediatric chiropractic (Ceci Wong) and sports chiropractic (Thomas Halyk)
Chiropractie Stegeman (Scheveningen) – Chiropractor, Kai Holm, is specialising in the treatment of children and pregnant women
Ivo Trouw (The Hague and Voorburg) – osteopath specialising in the treatment of babies and children
BodyFlex4You (Bloemenbuurt, The Hague) – massage therapy with Maaike Lefarre (including pregnancy massage using a special bodycushion, allowing you to lay on your stomach)
Embracing Horizons (The Hague, Rotterdam) – Helping international children thrive; child psychology, support groups, forums for parents and teachers, and much more!
Amsterdam Mamas – an independent, peer supported information service for English speaking parents and parents-to-be in and around Amsterdam
Babyconcertjes – live music performances for you and your baby (age 0-2 years) in The Hague and Rotterdam
Ukkieconcert – weekly concerts for toddlers at De Nieuwe Regentes theatre; a journey through the world of sounds with singing, playing and dancing
Koffie en Kind – café with large play area on Laan van Poot, The Hague (open weekday mornings during school term time)
BabyBeGood Baby Gift Box – a sustainable gift box for parents (to-be) and their babies
Stichting Earlybirds – a photographer comes to the hospital to offer parents of premature babies a free documentary photosession. I am a participating photographer for the foundation and cover the South-Holland region. We photograph your child with care, love and respect during the daily routine.
Stichting MommaLuv – give a different meaning to a traditional baby shower and the gifts you receive after your baby’s birth, MommaLuv offers you the chance to make a difference in the lives of mothers and babies in developing countries
Stichting Baby Hope – donate left over items in your kraampakket for new mothers in Africa, India, South America & Eastern Europe
Kaartje2go – create your own unique greetings cards and birth announcements with your photos. Sustainability is important for Kaartje2go; they go the extra mile to keep their ecological footprint as small as possible and plant trees with the ‘Trees for All’ project.
Poobies – beautiful self-designed cards for all occasions, choose a pre-made design or create your own.
Miscarriage Support in the Netherlands – an article with links to resources and support groups to help you navigate your way through this painful experience
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
Mothers and Munchkins Den Haag – a Facebook group for discussions, sharing advice and arranging fun days out
Happy Mamas Den Haag – a group for mamas and professionals who want to be or are supporting others to be happy and healthy. It’s a place to share events, tips and services supporting mamas, families and kids in The Hague area.
Parenting and The Hague – a community of parents helping other parents adjust in The Hague (monthly gatherings in Zeeheldenkwatier and Bezuidenhout)
Leidschendam-Voorburg Mums and Babies – a Facebook group for Mums and Dads living in Leidschendam-Voorburg
Scheveningen Mamas – a Facebook group for Mum’s of the Scheveningen area with young children, for meetups, playdates, advice, opinions etc.
Friends of Wassenaar – for the Wassenaar community: advice, questions, items for sale and event listings
Working Mothers The Hague – for working moms to share their experiences, advice, and support to make that daily juggle a bit more manageable
Den Haag natural parenting – topics include: attachment parenting, breastfeeding, co-sleeping, communication, nutrition and recipes, alternative medicine and vaccinations
Den Haag Mamas – a place to seek and exchange information and/ or share experiences as parents or parents to be
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
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.
Den Haag Mamas – B/S/T – a group for Den Haag based mamas to post items they would like to buy/sell/swap/donate
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
Amsterdam Babywearers – learn about babywearing, meet fellow babywearers and even buy sell and trade your carriers
Amsterdam Natural Parents Network – for parents who follow gentle, intuitive, conscious &/or attachment/connective parenting
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
COMMUNITIES FOR PARENTS AND PARENTS-TO-BE IN OTHER CITIES
DelftMaMa – The official facebook group for the Stichting DelftMaMa community.
Rotterdam Mamas – friendship, support and advice to English speaking and expatriate families
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
Utrecht Mamas – a subgroup of Amsterdam Mamas connecting parents in Utrecht
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
The Hague, The Netherlands
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