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Nicola Philbin – Born to Birth Resource List
This list focuses on services that are available in The Hague area, Netherlands, to expats, in English. Any additions, please email nicolaphilbin@me.com to add them!
Abused women shelters and support groups
The Domestic Violence Support Service (Steunpunt Huiselijk Geweld) in the greater Hague area is there for anyone who is directly or indirectly affected by domestic violence. It is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Tel 0900 044 3322

http://www.denhaag.nl/en/residents/to/Domestic-Violence-Support-Service.htm



Acupuncture for pregnancy

Sylke Keizer

Midwife and acupuncturist

06 3956 8740

Based at Mundo Midwives

Addiction services
Obtain a referral from your Huisarts/doctor.
Also -

Parnassia PsychoMedisch Centrum

Parnassia is a psychiatric centre that counsels, treats and cares for people with psychiatric complaints and addictions

Monsterseweg 93
, Den Haag

Telephone: (070) 391 63 91


Website: www.parnassia.nl

http://www.denhaag.nl/en/residents/to/Parnassia-PsychoMedisch-Centrum.htm
PsyQ

www.psyq.nl

0900-235 77 97

06 52568382 (ask for expat program)

informatie@psyq.nl

Laan Van Meerdervort 70, 2517 AN Den Haag



Alexander Technique

Wendelien Verbeek

www.alexandertechniek.eu

070 3920165

wendelienverbeek@zonnet.nl


Birth centres
A birth centre is a special maternity unit, usually staffed by midwives, where you can give birth in much more home-like surroundings than a hospital room. It is usually recommended for mothers with uncomplicated pregnancies.
Birth centres are not that common in the Netherlands because many women prefer to give birth at home, which is encouraged here.
The only birth-centre in Den Haag is in Westeinde Hospital. It has a waterpool. You can go to the birth centre with the midwife who has carried out your antenatal care. Westeinde also has an OB/GYN unit onsite should you need to transfer during labour.
Geboortekliniek Den Haag

Westeinde MCH Hospital

Lijnbaan 32 
2512 VA Den Haag


tel. 070-305 1870

info@geboortekliniek.nl

www.geboortekliniek.nl



The Birth House - Amsterdam
In Amsterdam, a brand new birth centre has opened, called The Birth House.
An Amsterdam house has been transformed into an oasis of peace, where you can have your baby safely and in your own way, in a luxury birth suite. They offer a large, relaxing bath, a king-size double bed, constant attention and care, water births, and extra facilities for safe pain relief, such as Gas & Air (not currently available in other Dutch hospitals). Doula care is also available.

 

The Birth House is part of the renowned Amsterdam Birth Centre.


See www.geboortehuis.nl for more information.
The Amsterdam Birth House

De Genestetstraat 1

1054 AW  Amsterdam

020 685 38 98

info@geboortecentrum.nl

Birth doulas

To find a doula anywhere in the Netherlands you can look on www.doula.nl.


There are a number of birth doulas working in the South Holland area, of several nationalities. Most speak English.
Working in The Hague:
Nicola Philbin

tel 06 5474 2538

nicola@borntobirth.nl

British, speaks French

Certified with Nurturing Birth (UK) and trained with DONA International (US)
Vera van Waegeningh

http://douladenhaag.blogspot.com/

tel 0 657 123 547

douladenhaag@gmail.com

German, also speaks English, French, Dutch, Spanish

Trained with Dutch Doula training in Utrecht


Amy Stolk

Certified Birth Doula (CBI)

amystolk@yahoo.co.uk

06 50 208583

British
Based in Rotterdam:
Sophie Bos

http://www.doulasophie.nl/

06 54252443

British, fluent in Dutch

Trained with Dutch Doula training in Utrecht

Birth Registration
See http://www.denhaag.nl/en/residents/to/Register-a-birth.htm

Breastfeeding pump and equipment suppliers

(purchase and rental)
Sarah lactatiekundige praktijk

Greke Hogeveen IBCLC qualified

06 1215 3653

www.praktijksarah.nl

(Also supplies Medela breastfeeding equipment)
See also www.medela.nl
See www.prettymum.nl for supply of breastfeeding bras and slings online, with very quick delivery.
Breastfeeding support groups/classes
Breastfeeding Group Mariahoeve

Meets monthly, chat with other mums and with qualified and experienced volunteers from the Dutch National Breastfeeding organization VBN and from La Leche League.


Contact melony.teague@gmail.com or kjack@xs4all.nl.

Takes place n the Wijk-en Dienstcentrum Mariahoeve, Ivoorhorst 155.


www.borstvoedingnatuurlijk.nl

www.lalecheleague.org


Kraamzorg care with IBCLC qualified breastfeeding advice.

Sharron runs breastfeeding classes in English.  Being an Aussie herself but living her for 28 years she understands the difficulties expatriates face. She is based in The Hague.

Tel 06 2032 3141 (24 hour)

http://www.bbyzorg.nl/




Child abuse protection agencies
http://www.amk-nederland.nl/

Counselling and Reporting Child Abuse National number: 0900 - 123 123 0 (€ 0.05 pm)


AMK Haaglanden - AMK Zuid-Holland

Waldeck Pyrmontkade 872C OR Glahaven 66 2518JS, Den Haag

Tel: 070-3469717
Jeugd Gezondheidszorg (School doctor for The Hague schools)

‘t Kleine Loo 414 2592 CK, Den Haag Tel: 070-3824424



Childbirth educators

Karen Goldman – experienced NCT teacher based in Amsterdam

info@bumpandbeyond.nl

020 2100 100

www.bumpandbeyond.nl

Mindful Birth preparation classes and active birth workshops – run by Stephanie Lowe (a British midwife) and Marie Vijendran. Both are former certified hypnobirthing practitioners.

Tel: 065 0128969

Email: info@mindfulbirth.nl

www.mindfulbirth.nl

Access childbirth preparation courses

For more information see www.access-nl.org/our_services/courses_hague/childbirth_preparation.htm
Sport-en-spirit Practical preparation for labour

Yoga/relaxation/massage during third trimester of pregnancy with your partner

Contact sport-en-spirit@hotmail.com

070 326 2638


Childbirth preparation courses in Dutch are available from Samen Bevallen - see www.samenbevallen.nl, or contact Suzanne Bleijs on 06 2682 3716 for courses in Den Haag and surrounding areas.

Childcare options
English speaking nurseries in Den Haag:
Windmill nursery – Voorburg

www.thewindmill.nl

Tel: 070 327 2088

info@thewindmill.nl


Red Fish Blue Fish nursery – Archipel/Centrum

www.rfbf.nl

070 354 6502

info@rfbf.nl


Villa Bloom child care centre

Loosduinse Hoofdstraat 536

2552 AP Den Haag

Tel: 070-8200542

www.villabloom.nl

Daisy Chain Playgroup

Takes place in the church hall of the Anglican Church of St John and St Philip in the Archipel area, Den Haag, near the Peace Palace, three mornings a week.

Contact Serlene Stockton for more info – 06 8102 6782.
Blue Umbrella


Assists international parents in receiving their childcare allowance based on the new "Dutch Childcare Act" and with their childcare needs.

www.blueumbrella.nl

Children’s Hospitals

Juliana Children's Hospital

Sportlaan 600
2566 MJ Den Haag


Telephone: (070) 210 00 00


www.hagaziekenhuis.nl/en/

Public transportation: HTM tram 12 and bus 24



Chiropractors, massage therapists, reiki

Practitioners
Hara Centre – Massage for pregnancy and children, Craniosacral therapy, naturopathy

Laan van Meerdervoort 45
2517 AD Den Haag


telephone 06  119 109 00


info@haracenter.nl

www.haracenter.nl

Dru Centre – pregnancy and postnatal massage

Stevinstraat 260
2587 EW Den Haag


Tel. 070 3319183


E-mail: info@drucentre.nl


Praktijk Chiropractie Stegeman

Specialises in Chiroptractor services for pregnancy

Zwolsestraat 197 2587 VB Den Haag

070 350 2638

www.chiropractie-stegeman.nl
Sterrenkind

Baby Massage/Mama Massage/Pregnancy massage

Coby De Jong

www.sterrenkind.com

070 365 7267
Reiki Reflections

reikireflections@gmail.com

06 1043 9201

Cloth Nappies
Maaike in Delft supplies a range of cloth nappies.

06 3831 9092

www.kaatjekatoen.nl

See also www.twinkleontheweb.co.uk for a wide range and excellent information about the benefits of using cloth nappies – can be shipped from the UK.


Community services and programs
www.intouchexpats.com

Support for expats in Rotterdam


www.delftmama.nl

Promotes the well-being and integration of international mothers-to-be and mothers of young children (0 to 4 year-olds) in and around Delft, The Netherlands.


www.homeinleiden.nl - helping expats feel at home in Leiden
www.access-nl.org

Passionate Parenting

Runs monthly parenting education seminars in Den Haag in English

www.passionateparenting.nl

Counselling Services

Access provide a network of counselors in a wide variety of fields – see www.access-nl.org/our_services/counselling.htm

Parnassia PsychoMedisch Centrum

Parnassia is a psychiatric centre that counsels, treats and cares for people with psychiatric complaints and addictions

Monsterseweg 93
, Den Haag

Telephone: (070) 391 63 91


Website: www.parnassia.nl

http://www.denhaag.nl/en/residents/to/Parnassia-PsychoMedisch-Centrum.htm



Cultural/multi-cultural resources
Access

Access is a non-profit organization staffed by volunteers who provide many kinds of assistance to the English speaking community in the Netherlands, including orientation tours, advice and information, and workshops on a wide variety of topics.

See www.access-nl.org, or call 0900 2 222377 for information
Also see www.iamexpat.nl

Depression services
Obtain a referral from your Huisarts/doctor.
Also -

Parnassia PsychoMedisch Centrum

Parnassia is a psychiatric centre that counsels, treats and cares for people with a wide variety of psychiatric complaints

Monsterseweg 93
, Den Haag

Telephone: (070) 391 63 91


Website: www.parnassia.nl

http://www.denhaag.nl/en/residents/to/Parnassia-PsychoMedisch-Centrum.htm
PsyQ

www.psyq.nl

0900-235 77 97

06 52568382 (ask for expat program)

informatie@psyq.nl

Laan Van Meerdervort 70, 2517 AN Den Haag




Early intervention programs for babies with special

Needs
Will be accessed through your consultatiebureau.

Epino hire

See www.epino.nl



Family doctors/pediatricians

Healthcare for 0-4 years is primarily run through the “Consultatie Bureau” (or baby health clinic) for your area.

Health care for 5-16 years is provided through school screening tests.

All residents also can directly access their own General Doctor or “Huisarts”. Any referral to a specialist pediatrican will come through your Huisarts.


Main Child Health Clinic (Consultatiebureau):

Binckhorstlaan 303
2516 BC The Hague


Telephone: (070) 379 50 00


Email: info@meavita.nl



For addresses of the nearest Consultatiebureau in your neighbourhood, visit the website of Meavita: www.meavita.nl.
International Health Centre, Den Haag provides Huisarts and paediatric Services with particular relevance to expats.

They also run well baby and well child clinics for post-natal care.

http://www.internationalhealth.nl/

Prins Willemstraat 41
2584 HT The Hague


Tel: (0)70-306 5111
Fax: (0)70-306 5101

Health food stores
There is a good health food store on Bankastraat in the Archipel area, and an organic supermarket below ground next to the metro on Spui near HEMA.

Medical Emergencies
The emergency phone number for fire, police and ambulance is 112.
Accident and Emergency departments

There are A&E departments at Bronovo, Westeinde and Antoniushove hospitals. You can go to the A&E department of your nearest hospital to receive immediate attention following an accident without making an appointment. Take your insurance card.


First Aid

For first aid during office hours, call your GP.


SMASH – emergency GP service

Out of office hours, there is an out-of-hours emergency GP service called SMASH. You can contact SMASH every day between 17.00 hours and 08.00 hours, as well as weekends and public holidays, on 070 346 9669.


SMASH is located at Bronovo hospital in a building next to the underground car park (not the main hospital building).
Emergency Pharmacy
Bronovo Pharmacy (070 324 6085) serves as the emergency pharmacy in The Hague and is situated in the grounds of the hospital – follow signs to Apoteek from the main car park. It is open 24 hours a day during weekends and holidays.

Incest/sexual abuse support groups

Access through your doctor/huisarts



Infant massage classes and services
Stephanie Lowe offers Baby massage courses – see www.mindfulbirth.nl.
Access offers infant massage classes – see http://www.access-nl.org/our_services/courses_hague/baby_massage_aromatherapy.htm

Kraamzorg – post-natal home care
Kraamzorg (postnatal care) is available to assist the midwife during a home birth and to help mother and baby at home in the days immediately after the baby is born, when you return home from hospital.
Generally the kraamzorg, or postnatal care nurse, will visit your home for eight days, caring for you and your baby and giving advice on health, care, diet and hygiene for your baby. You can also request help from the kraamzorg with domestic duties (laundry, light housecleaning, etc.), and you can decide how much help you will need, varying from a few consecutive hours per day to full days, with or without domestic help.
Kraamzorg must be requested at the beginning of your pregnancy. In some cases the insurance, or verzekering, will determine which kraamzorg organisation you can register with, sometimes you can choose your own. Therefore you must first contact your insurer to establish which organisation(s) you may contact. They will be able to provide you with addresses and telephone numbers of kraamzorg organisations in your area.
Listings of Kraamzorg agencies in Den Haag –

http://kraamzorg-den_haag.startinnederland.nl/

http://www.telefoonboek.nl/zoeken/kraamzorg/den-haag/
For a private Kraamzorg you can contact Astrid at 0174643087 or 0612309610 or kraamverzorgingastridathotmail.com
Kraamzorg care with IBCLC qualified breastfeeding advice.

Sharron runs breastfeeding classes in English.  Being an Aussie herself but living her for 28 years she understands the difficulties expatriates face. She is based in The Hague.

Tel 06 2032 3141 (24 hour)

http://www.bbyzorg.nl/


Babycare Kraamzorg

This is a big agency that works to Unicef breastfeeding standards.



Lactation consultants
Referrals can be made through your consultatiebureau.
There is a breastfeeding café every Friday morning at Vita Nova, Tasmanstraat 126 in The Hague.
http://haagsborstvoedingscentrumvitanova.nl

Haags Borstvoedingscentrum Vita Nova


Tasmanstraat 126


2518 VR Den Haag


Tel: (070) 386 32 65
Lactation Consultant Alexandra Kneijnenburg is based there and will come out to see you at home if you are having breastfeeding issues. This is WELL WORTH IT.
Also:
Karin Tiktak: www.lactatiekundige.info
 - She has a practice in Rijswijk.
Kraamzorg care with IBCLC qualified breastfeeding advice.

Sharron runs breastfeeding classes in English.  Being an Aussie herself but living her for 28 years she understands the difficulties expatriates face. She is based in The Hague.

Tel 06 2032 3141 (24 hour)

http://www.bbyzorg.nl/


Sarah lactatiekundige praktijk

Greke Hogeveen

IBCLC qualified

06 1215 3653

www.praktijksarah.nl

(Also supplies Medela breastfeeding equipment)



Libraries, infant programs

Den Haag library has many branches, and a good number of books in English – see http://www.denhaag.nl/en/residents/to/The-Hague-Public-Library.htm



Maternity Hospitals (and epidural availability)

Bronovo - epidural 24 hours.

MCH Westeinde - epidural - 24 hours.

Rode Kruis - epidural - 8.00 - 20.00.

Reinier de Graaf Delft - epidural - 24 hours.

LUMC Leiden University hospital - epidural 24 hours



Midwives
Most women in the Netherlands are under the care of a midwife throughout their pregnancy and childbirth. (To go to a obstetrician/gynaecologist rather than a midwife for maternity care, you must get a referral from your Huisarts/doctor.)
You can look up details of midwives practices in the phone book under “Vroedvrouwen” or “Verloskundige”.
Mundo Midwives

www.mundo-vroedvrouwen.nl

070 346 8288

info@mundo-vroedvrouwen.nl

Clinics in Centrum and Benoordenhout

Will provide full antenatal care and then attend the delivery of your baby, either at home or in hospital. Experienced in waterbirth.


Bronovo midwife practice

A team of several midwives is located at the Hubertusduin building beside the main hospital building. You can have continuous care from the practice through antenatal checkups and delivery. However, they do not deliver babies at home, only in the Midwife-led delivery unit at the hospital.

Tel 070 312 4657 for more information.

Parent and child centers
Koffie en Kind

Laan van Poot 38

2566 EC  Den Haag

06 18707193

06 12854974

info@KOFFIEenKIND.nl

www.koffieenkind.nl

Provides a specially designed place for children to play and mothers to chat. Also runs music classes for toddlers. Open mornings only, Dutch term times.


Centrum Jeugd en Gezin Den Haag

There is a network of government-run Child and Family Centres throughout the Hague, called Centrum Jeugd en Gezin Den Haag.

They offer a wide range of support, information and courses.

See www.cjgdenhaag.nl for your nearest centre.



Multiple birth groups/associations

I am unfortunately not able to find a multiple birth group in Den Haag. If you come across one please let me know.



Naturopathic/homeopathic services/stores and

Clinics
Hara Centre – Massage for pregnancy and children, Craniosacral therapy, naturopathy

Laan van Meerdervoort 45
2517 AD Den Haag


telephone 06  119 109 00


info@haracenter.nl

www.haracenter.nl

Medical Practice for Homeopathy

Dr Paul te Lintelo

Scheveningseweg 13, 2517 KS, Den Haag (nr the Peace Palace)

Homeopathy/Bach flower therapy/Shiatsu/Acupuncture

070 310 7059

praktijktelintelo@xs4all.nl



Parent groups/playgroups
Bumps and Babies The Hague

An informal social group of parents and carers that meet each Friday morning with babies that are not yet walking.

Every Friday morning 10:30am at the English Church (St John’s & St Phillip’s): Ary van der Spuy Rd, Archipel, Den Haag. Call Tina at 06 5063 4434, or the church office at 070 355 5359.
Rainbow Tots

Run by a group of volunteer mums, this is the best place for mums to meet and for kids to greet, run, ride, race, climb, slide, read, sing, push, pull, creep, crawl. Ends with singing action songs in a circle. 
Cost: €5 per family. Tues & Wed mornings from 9:45 – 11:30am. 
Address: Hall of St. John & St. Philip Church, Ary van der Spuyweg 1A, Den Haag.


Contact the church 355-5359 or Julia Brett on rainbowtotsthehague@gmail.com
Gentle Stroll with Stephaniemonthly walks with Stephanie, a UK midwife, and other new mums.

For more information contact Stephanie: 06 50128969 or see http://www.mindfulbirth.nl/postnatal.htm#stroll


Babyswim with parent
- Sterrenbad swimming pool

Generaal Winkelmanlaan 2
2243 AZ, Wassenaar


T: 070-5113104
E: sterrenbad@sportplaza.nl

Monday and Thursday mornings depending on baby's age. Pool heated to 36 degrees. Tel: 070 5118888


Windmill Mother and Baby Group in Voorburg


Every Friday morning from 9.15 - 11.15.  For 0 - 4 year olds. 

Toys, crafts, puzzles and songs.  6 euros per family.

Sporthal Essesteijn, Elzendreef 18, 2272 Voorburg.

http://www.thewindmill.nl/toddlers.aspx
Rotterdam Mums and Tots group

Meets Tuesdays 9.30-11.30

Hazelaarweg 40, 3053 PM Rotterdam

See website for directions - http://intouchexpats.com/Activities___Events.html


Wassenaar Mother & Toddler Group

English-speaking playgroup meeting every Thursday morning 9.30 – 11.30 - each session includes a simple craft activity, refreshments and singing.

www.wassenaarmtg.blogspot.com

wassenaarmtg@yahoo.com

Tel Andrea Jenkins on 062 446 7948

Deylercentrum, Hofcampweg 3, Wassenaar.


For further playgroup listings further afield, see http://www.passionateparenting.nl/babies-and-toddlers/play-groups.php
MOPS in Holland

MOPS is mothers of Preschoolers, and runs meetings for moms and children from 0-5. There is a MOPS group in Leidschendam.

See www.mopsinholland.org, or call 070 517 8024.

Postnatal doula services
A postnatal doula provides similar services to a Kraamzorg, but is engaged privately for as many hours/weeks after birth as you wish.
Nicola Philbin

Born to Birth

06 5474 2538

Obstetricians

Obstetricians are normally only involved in complicated pregnancies in the Netherlands. Normal antenatal care is delivered by midwives. You can be referred to an obstetrician by your midwife.


The OB/GYN department at the Bronovo Hospital can be contacted on 070 312 4141.
The International Health Centre/Polyclinic Prins Willem has a resident OB/GYN should you wish to make a private consultation appointment, to arrange pre and post-natal care. Call 070 306 5111.

On-line resources

English overview of Health care in the Netherlands with contact details for Den Haag:

http://www.denhaag.nl/en/residents/health.htm
Parenting in Holland website - Information about pregnancy, birth and parenting in The Netherlands. All in English!

www.parentinginholland.com
www.access-nl.org for information about life in the Netherlands as an expat.
For a wealth of evidence-based information about pregnancy and birth online in English, I recommend www.childbirthconnection.org (US based) andwww.nct.org.uk (UK based).
For information week by week and support from other pregnant Mums-to-be, see www.babycentre.co.uk.

For excellent online Breastfeeding help, see


www.kellymom.com
www.askdrsears.com/topics/breastfeeding
www.mother-2-mother.com
www.breastfeedingonline.com

Osteopathy
Praktijk voor Osteopathie en Kinderosteopathie

Herenstraat 55, 2271 CB Voorburg

070 737 0392

Scheveningseweg 13. 2517 KS Den Haag

070 310 7059

www.osteopathie-ivotrouw.nl


Treats crying, colic and reflux, traumatic birth issues in babies.

Parenting classes
Passionate Parenting runs monthly seminars by a variety of expert speakers, in Den Haag.

www.passionateparenting.nl


Access offers a parenting course run by Dierdre Budd focusing mainly on sleep and fussy eating issues – see http://www.access-nl.org/our_services/courses_hague/parenting_course.htm
Tina Keogh of Great Expectations runs First Aid courses for parents and carers of children – see http://www.greatexpectations.nl/cpr/courses-nl-qualifications/for-parents.html

Parent and women’s bookstores
By far the cheapest and easiest way to get books on birth and parenting in English is from www.amazon.co.uk. Delivery is free for orders over GBP 25.
Usborne Books – Debra Lambert holds regular sales in Den Haag of Usborne quality English books for children – see www.usborneonline.org/debra_lambert

Perinatal loss support groups/bereaved families

support groups

Seek further information from your healthcare provider.



Pre and post-natal exercise classes/mother and baby

exercise classes/yoga classes

Bodyflex – pre and post-natal pilates

Frederikstraat 60 A
2514 LL Den Haag

T 070-3656583
T 06-51419790




E info@bodyflex.nl
Dru Pregnancy and postnatal Yoga

Stevinstraat 260
2587 EW Den Haag


Tel. 070 3319183


E-mail: info@drucentre.nl


Aquanatal with Stephanie Lowe (UK midwife)

Classes are held on Wednesday evenings the Carlton Beach Hotel, Scheveningen.

Contact Stephanie on 06 50128969 to book a place.
Access prenatal yoga at the Bronovo Hospital – see www.access-nl.org/our_services/courses_hague/prenatal_yoga.htm
Access two-session prenatal exercise course with a physiotherapist/aromatherapist – see http://www.access-nl.org/our_services/courses_hague/prenatal_exercise.htm
Access postnatal yoga course – see http://www.access-nl.org/our_services/courses_hague/postnatal_yoga.htm
There is a range of courses available (in Dutch) through www.cjgdenhaag.nl

Postpartum depression resources and support

Groups

Seek help as soon as you can through your doctor/huisarts – treatment can be very successful. Don’t suffer alone – PND is very common and particularly needs support and help when you are an expat living away from home.



Reflexology
Praktijk De Morgenster

Maternity Reflexology/treatment to turn breech presentation

Laan van Meerdervort 352

Den Haag


070 362 3447

info@praktijkdemorgenster.nl

www.voetreflex-wendy.nl

Shiatsu

Shiatsu-centrum

Valkenboskade 324 2563 HG Den Haag

www.shiatsu-centrum.nl

info@shiatsu-centrum.nl

06 4354 7040

06 2454 7695

Single parenting support
http://www.iamexpat.nl/read-and-discuss/expat-page/articles/single-parenting-for-expats
http://www.expatica.com/nl/housing/where_to_live/relocating-and-the-single-parent-11620_8373.html
This website has much useful information on single parenting issues, although it is UK focused - http://www.netmums.com/support/Single_Parents.455/

Sleep Issues

Dierdre Budd – sleep consultant/UK trained health visitor

Help with sleep problems, fussy eating, bed wetting

www.dream-angus.com

info@dream-angus.com

Support groups for parents of children with special

Needs

Access through your consultatiebureau, or through Special Needs Department at your child’s school – eg BSN has a very strong special educational needs department.



Teen parent support groups/educational services

There is a teen parent book group at the American School in Wassenaar – contact the school on 070 512 10 60 for more details.



TENS machine hire/purchase

A TENS machine is a small safe non-invasive device that can be used easily and successfully for pain relief during labour – they are popular in the UK.


For more info, see www.babycaretens.com
Nicola Philbin at Born to Birth has some TENS machines available for hire in Den Haag. Call 06 2732 9427 or email nicolaphilbin@me.com.
You can also buy a TENS machine from www.amazon.co.uk for quick and easy delivery to the Netherlands.
It is however very important that you buy an Obstetric TENS machine designed specifically for birth/labour use – it has a boost button for increased help during contractions.

VBAC support

The Dutch healthcare system is very supportive of mothers wishing to have a Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, or VBAC. Your care will transfer at 36 weeks from midwifery care to the OB/GYN department at your hospital, and will be led by an Obstetrician.



Waterbirth pool hire

A waterbirth pool can be hired/purchased for home use from:

www.oerbron.nl (also sell liners)

Doulas Nicola Philbin and Vera van Waegeningh also have birth pools available for the use of their clients in Den Haag if requested – see above under birth doulas for details.



Last updated October 2012

  • Acupuncture for pregnancy
  • Alexander Technique Wendelien Verbeek www.alexandertechniek.eu 070 3920165 wendelienverbeek@zonnet.nl Birth centres
  • Birth Registration See http://www.denhaag.nl/en/residents/to/Register-a-birth.htm Breastfeeding pump and equipment suppliers
  • Breastfeeding support groups/classes
  • Child abuse protection agencies http://www.amk-nederland.nl/
  • Chiropractors, massage therapists, reiki Practitioners
  • Community services and programs
  • Cultural/multi-cultural resources
  • Early intervention programs for babies with special Needs Will be accessed through your consultatiebureau. Epino hire
  • Incest/sexual abuse support groups
  • Kraamzorg – post-natal home care
  • Libraries, infant programs
  • Parent and child centers
  • Multiple birth groups/associations
  • Parent groups/playgroups
  • Postnatal doula services
  • Parent and women’s bookstores
  • Perinatal loss support groups/bereaved families support groups
  • Postpartum depression resources and support Groups
  • Single parenting support
  • Support groups for parents of children with special Needs
  • TENS machine hire/purchase

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