After the initial euphoria of expecting there are millions questions that suddenly pop into mind; where can we give birth? What types of birthing options are available? Where can we get the babies accessories? These questions and others are covered in the 2014 Health Guide under the Pregnancy and Maternity section.
The support group, Bumps2Babes for expectant moms and moms (dads) with infants and toddlers started last year with only one meeting per week and now has three meetings per week. The group had taken summer hiatus and is back on with scheduled Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays meetings. The group is an English support network that is free to attend. Read on to find out what is featured in the three meetings.
The three meetings have cater to different groups:
Monday – Coffee Morning (non-mobile, mobile babies and young toddlers)
This group is a chance for moms to connect with other moms (dads) over a coffee or tea. The babies and toddlers have playmates to connect with.
Wednesday – Bumps2Babes & Beyond (mobile babies and young toddlers)
This meeting’s objective is to facilitate mobile and young toddlers (below 18months) to get to know other little ones. In the past, art, music, dancing, play and baking have been activities that the group has undertaken. This is also a chance for moms (dads) to learn some tips from other moms and share their experiences.
Friday – Bumps2Babes (non-mobile babies)
This meeting is opened to expecting moms and those who have recently given birth to meet up with other moms in similar situations. The aim of this meeting is to create a learning environment on topics focused on the baby such as first-aid training, breastfeeding, weaning, withdrawals when its time to go back to work, and much more. This is also to support moms (dads) adjust to the new role.
The times are communicated via the email newsletter and the meetings held at the SOHO Shangdu (beside The Place, just west of Central Park). To sign up please email firstname.lastname@example.org.