Baby fair in The Hague: Bump, birth & beyond
Parents and parents-to-be can sign up for the first Baby Fair Den Haag, on Saturday, 9 April 2011.The organizers, Doula Den Haag and Great Expectations.nl aim to provide a one-stop information shop for pregnant parents and families with young children. Entrance to the fair is free.
There has been so much negative press surrounding birth in the Netherlands, that the organisers felt it was about time actually to ‘celebrate birthing and parenting’ in The Netherlands and to introduce Dutch and Expat parents alike to the great variety of possibilities on offer in and around The Hague to prepare people for the transition to ‘family life’. The Baby Fair Den Haag offers a unique opportunity to gather all the information needed to make informed choices about birthing, and raising children in The Hague.
Participating service providers for expectant parents and parents of young children include childbirth educators, yoga instructors, midwives, doulas, birth clinics, kraamzorg, lactation consultants, daycare centres, parent and baby groups and providers of complimentary therapies. One morning, one place, all the options and the opportunity to ask questions, view demonstrations, make decisions. There will be an ongoing, interactive programme featuring: baby massage, cranial osteopathy for babies, Reiki in pregnancy, courses on how to stimulate your baby’s development and lots more.
To conclude, or in between sessions, participants are invited to enjoy English scones and Dutch coffee in the catering corner, as well as pick up a few bargains at the nearly-new sale of children’s clothes and toys. Proceeds of the sale will be donated to the Juliana Kinderziekenhuis.
Where: Church Hall of St John and St Philip, Ary van der Spuyweg 1, 2585 JA The Hague
When: Saturday 9 April 2011
09H.30 – 13H.00
For more information about this event, or to schedule an interview, please contact Tina Keogh on 06 506 344 34, or Vera van Waegeningh on 06 571 235 47, or send your e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org