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HELPFUL LINKS AND RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES AND EXPECTANT PARENTS

Over the years as a parent and birth worker, I’ve discovered many wonderful pre/postnatal resources and service providers for families and expectant parents in The Hague and beyond. I hope you’ll find the ones listed below helpful! I’m always happy to hear about your experiences and consider any new ones you’d like to add, so please feel welcome to get in touch :-)

GOOD TO KNOW

Midwives

TARA Verloskundigen / TARA Midwives (The Hague) – personal guidance during pregnancy, delivery and childbirth
www.taraverloskundigen.nl

Mundo Vroedvrouwen / Mundo Midwives (The Hague) – small and personal midwifery practice offering custom-made obstetric care, ultrasound scans, physiotherapy, dietetics, acupuncture and massage
www.verloskundige-praktijk-mundo.nl

Childbirth education and first aid

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.
www.birthinholland.com

ISIS Hypnobirthing by Inbal Sigler (Amsterdam) – Sacred childbirth mentor and Feminine Embodiment Coach offering Birth Readiness Programs, Birth Doula Services, Calm Fertility and Private Consults.
isishypnobirthing.nl

Doulas

Doula Sophie (Rotterdam, Delft, The Hague and surrounding areas) – English doula and birth photographer
www.doulasophie.nl

Meida van Baal, Mitera & Co (The Hague and South-Holland region) – certified doula, chilbirth educator and registered kraamverzorgende (maternity nurse)
www.miterandco.nl

Ilena J Standring (Amsterdam) – Matrescence coaching, doula and birth support bridging the mundane and practical with the ethereal and spiritual – honouring your sovereignty and your journey.
ilenajoannestandring.com

Lactation consultants

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

Sleep

Bright Little Star Sleep, Kristina Hall – holistic infant and toddler sleep consultant.
www.brightlittlestarsleep.com

Nutrition

Audrey Dickinson Nutrition (The Hague) – Audrey is a qualified Nutritional Therapist. Her special area of interest lies within women’s health, fertility, gut health and supporting children in their development.
nourishenflourish.com

Physiotherapy, Chiropractic Care, Osteopathy

Sofía Quintana, Fysio Scheveningen – Sofía is a physiotherapist specialising in pelvic pain, diastasis recti rehabilitation and low back pain. She speaks Spanish, English and French.
www.fysio-scheveningen.nl/wie-zijn-wij/sofia-quintana

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

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

Therapeutic Massage (including pregnancy massage)

Therapeutic Massage Karen Joseph CMT (Sweelinkplein, The Hague) – Karen Joseph is a licensed massage therapist and focuses on deep tissue, rehabilitation and massage for women (hormonal, pregnancy, stress etc.)
www.therapeuticmassagekj.com

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

Fitness

Feel Good Moms (The Hague) – pre- and postnatal fitness program designed to give pregnant women and new moms confidence and control over their body.
www.feelgoodmoms.nl

Pilates with Claudia (The Hague) – Pre and Post Natal specialist offering private and group mat and reformer pilates classes. Transform your body awareness, move better and feel better | Myofascia Pilates.
pilateswithclaudia.nl

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

Shopping

Zwanger en Co (Frederikstraat, The Hague) – maternity clothes, baby clothes, gifts, 3/4D ultrasounds, and webshop
www.zwangerenco.nl

Seraphine Maternity – stylish clothes for pregnant and nursing mothers who want to look good and feel good, too!
www.seraphine.com

Put A Cup In It – Menstrual cups are good for your body, and good for the planet. Take “The Cup Quiz” to find the best menstrual cup for you.
www.putacupinit.com

Communities and parent directories

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

Parentally – find extra care and support during pregnancy, birth and parenthood. Parentally is a platform to raise awareness around perinatal and parental care as well as to facilitate the connection between parents (to be) and trustworthy service providers and therapists.
www.parentally.nl

Things to do with babies and toddlers

Babyconcertjes – live music performances for you and your baby (age 0-2 years) in The Hague and Rotterdam
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

Baby and toddler-friendly cafes and restaurants

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

Donations and giving back

Stichting Earlybirds – photographers come to the NICU to offer parents of premature babies a free documentary photosession. I’m a participating photographer for the foundation covering hospitals in the South-Holland region. We photograph your child with care, love and respect during your daily routine.
stichtingearlybirds.nl

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
www.mommaluv.nl

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

Birth announcement cards

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.
www.kaartje2go.nl

Poobies – beautiful self-designed cards for all occasions, choose a pre-made design or create your own.
www.poobies.nl

INFERTILITY, MISCARRIAGE AND BABY LOSS

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

Audrey Dickinson Nutrition (The Hague) – Audrey is a qualified Nutritional Therapist. Her special area of interest lies within women’s health, fertility, gut health and supporting children in their development.
nourishenflourish.com

Lotus Space, Martina Cuschieri (Deflt) – Martina is a life coach offering support with infertility and miscarriage. If you are looking for support in this area you can contact Martina at lotusflowerdiariesbv@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/lotusspaceNL

INSPIRING STORIES

The Stoma Swimmer (podcast) – Gill Castle makes history as she campaigns to end the silence around birth injuries and becomes the first person with a stoma to complete a solo swim accoss the Channel. BBC Newcastle.
www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/brand/p0g63t4d

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
http://bumpsandbabiesdenhaag.wordpress.com & http://www.facebook.com/groups/157865217614005/

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

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.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/923962654609892/

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/

Den Haag Centrum Mamas – a Facebook group for mamas (papas/caregivers) living in Den Haag Centrum to arrange playdates, going out with/without children and making friends!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1682487152023339/

Den Haag West Mamas – a Facebook group for mamas (and papas) living in Segbroek, Bomen or Vruchtenburt and Loosduinen.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/527924697376972/

Bezuidenhout Mamas – a Facebook group for moms specifically in the Bezuidenhout neighborhood of the Hague to get to know and keep in touch with other international moms in the immediate area.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1478414599099782/

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 – B/S/T – 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/

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