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.
TARA Verloskundigen / TARA Midwives (The Hague) – personal guidance during pregnancy, delivery and childbirth
Mundo Vroedvrouwen / Mundo Midwives (The Hague) – small and personal midwifery practice offering custom-made obstetric care, ultrasound scans, physiotherapy, dietetics, acupuncture and massage
Meida van Baal, Mitera & Co (The Hague and South-Holland region) – certified doula, chilbirth educator and registered kraamverzorgende (maternity nurse)
Helen Marshall (The Hague) – lactation consultant (and independent kraamzorg) offering consultations in the comfort of your own home.
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.
Fit & Fabulous Moms – Hormone Balance coaching with Johanne Bade; supporting wonderful moms to become the best version of themselves. Feel on top of your game and full of energy. Ideal for moms with children aged 5 and under.
Perinatal Physio (Statenkwatier, The Hague) – physical therapy for pregnancy and post-partum.
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.
Feel Good Moms (The Hague) – pre- and postnatal fitness program designed to give pregnant women and new moms confidence and control over their body.
Body Flex 100% Catharina (Frederikstraat, The Hague) – pilates and yoga during pregnancy and post-pregnancy (available on request)
Zwanger en Co (Frederikstraat, The Hague) – maternity clothes, baby clothes, gifts, 3/4D ultrasounds, and webshop
Seraphine Maternity – stylish clothes for pregnant and nursing mothers who want to look good and feel good, too!
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 – 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. I photograph your child with care, love and respect during your 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.
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!
Den Haag West Mamas – a Facebook group for mamas (and papas) living in Segbroek, Bomen or Vruchtenburt and Loosduinen.
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.
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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