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Prepped to Parent October・The Labour Dept. I Amterdam

October 7, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


For babies due between November & January

A series of four classes designed to boost your confidence as you embark on your journey toward parenthood. Taught by four english speaking experts, this course is inspired by what many couples wish they had known upon welcoming their newborn babies.

We’ve crowd-sourced the essentials of early parenthood into 4 two-hour sessions.

  • Join a maximum of 6 other couples, all due around the same time as you
  • Each session focuses on a different topic using hands-on & interactive tools taught by our experienced local experts​
  • Sessions: Baby Medical Basics, Breastfeeding, Preparing for Postpartum & Mental Health From Pregnancy to Parenthood​
  • Access to a WhatsApp group to stay connected during and after the program​

And you’ll likely end up with some very good friends who you can talk about poo with and not bore them. Sweet deal, right?

Who is this program for?
For pregnant English speaking couples who want to be prepared for everything after birth and make new friends along the way. 

What does this program include? 

  • Four two-hour in person group sessions 
  • Prepped to parent resource guide
  • Access to a WhatsApp group to stay connected during and after the program
  • Join four Mama Cafes to join within three months postpartum
  • Join one Dad Hang to join within three months postpartum

Who are your teachers?​

  • Dr. Camilla Eiffe – Paediatrician 
  • Dr Naomi Gibson – Psychologist 
  • Justine Gomes Doula – Doula 
  • Andrea Hamlett – Certified Advanced Lactation Specialist

Each session is focused on a different area of early parenthood​.

Baby Medical Basics

Newborn babies can’t tell you if or when something is wrong. As a new mum or dad, your brain will be instinctively wired to naturally think the worse. This session, will help you keep calm around the million do’s & don’ts of fumbling through those early maternity days.

Breastfeeding Foundations: 
Breastfeeding is a skill that both you and your baby can learn together. The goal is to help you increase your confidence to follow your own unique maternal instincts.

Preparing for Postpartum: 
You don’t yet have a baby on the outside, but this session is all about YOU and helping to create a positive postpartum experience. We’ll explore how a combination of tools like mindfulness & processing, relaxation & nourishment can help new parents recover from pregnancy & birth.

Mental Health from Pregnancy to Parenthood: 
Here, you will understand that you are far from alone on this rollercoaster ride, and what to do if you feel like you want to get off! During this session we’ll explore the emotional challenges during pregnancy & the early stages of parenthood, alongside how both parents can look after their emotional health. Plus strategies to help manage stress, worry, low mood & more…​

This program runs over four  weeks plus a reunion to be decided by the group! 

  • October 7 10:00-12:0
  • October 21 10:00-12:00
  • October 2​8 10:00-12:00
  • November 4 13:00-15:00
  • Baby Reunion to be determined

Location: The Labour Dept, Amsterdam

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October 7, 2023
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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The Labour Dept.
Postjesweg 68
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