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Prepped to Parent

Your pregnancy classes for parenthood in Amsterdam

In this four session program for pregnant couples, Prepped to Parent takes you through all the realities that you will encounter after birth.

Upcoming Prepped to Parent groups

  • Tue, Jul 02
    The Social Hub The Hague
    The Social Hub The Hague, Hoefkade 9, 2526 BN Den Haag, Netherlands
    The Social Hub The Hague, Hoefkade 9, 2526 BN Den Haag, Netherlands
    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.
  • Wed, Jul 03
    Equals Amsterdam
    Equals Amsterdam, Raamgracht 6, 1011 HZ Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Equals Amsterdam, Raamgracht 6, 1011 HZ Amsterdam, Netherlands
    A series of four classes designed to boost your confidence and grow your community 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.
  • Sat, Aug 03
    Space For Change
    Space For Change, Jacob Van Lennepkade 340-H, 1053 NJ Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Space For Change, Jacob Van Lennepkade 340-H, 1053 NJ Amsterdam, Netherlands
    A series of four classes designed to boost your confidence and grow your community 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.
  • Wed, Aug 07
    Equals Amsterdam
    Equals Amsterdam, Raamgracht 6, 1011 HZ Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Equals Amsterdam, Raamgracht 6, 1011 HZ Amsterdam, Netherlands
    A series of four classes designed to boost your confidence and grow your community 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.
  • Wed, Sep 04
    Equals Amsterdam
    Equals Amsterdam, Raamgracht 6, 1011 HZ Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Equals Amsterdam, Raamgracht 6, 1011 HZ Amsterdam, Netherlands
    A series of four classes designed to boost your confidence and grow your community 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.
  • Thu, Sep 05
    The Villy Den Haag The Roofs
    The Villy Den Haag The Roofs, Maria Stuartplein 695, 2595 BW Den Haag, Netherlands
    The Villy Den Haag The Roofs, Maria Stuartplein 695, 2595 BW Den Haag, Netherlands
    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.
  • Sat, Sep 07
    Space for Change
    Space for Change, Jacob Van Lennepkade 340-H, 1053 NJ Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Space for Change, Jacob Van Lennepkade 340-H, 1053 NJ Amsterdam, Netherlands
    A series of four classes designed to boost your confidence and grow your community 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.
  • Wed, Oct 02
    Location is TBD
    Location is TBD
    Location is TBD
    Made by parents, for parents. A series of 4 classes designed to boost your confidence & grow your community 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.
  • Sat, Oct 05
    Location is TBD
    Location is TBD
    Location is TBD
    Made by parents, for parents. A series of 4 classes designed to boost your confidence & grow your community 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.

Prepped to Parent in Amsterdam includes 

​Join a maximum of 8 other couples, all due around the same time as you

 

Four, 2h in-person sessions, filled with practical and interactive activitiesEach session focuses on a different topic using hands-on & interactive tools taught by our experienced local experts​

  • Baby Medical Basics

  • Breastfeeding Foundations

  • Mental Health From Pregnancy to Parenthood​

  • Preparing for Postpartum

One group social event organised for the crew (usually everyone goes for lunch) in Amsterdam

A two month membership to the Labour Dept. in Amsterdam (starting when your course begins)

Access to a group whatsapp to stay connected with the parents you meet during and after the program​

Virtual Prepped to Parent community space to access as you need

Postpartum planning tool 

Exclusive discounts at The Labour Dept.

Baby reunion in Amsterdam! 

And you'll likely end up with 4AM feeding friends. Sweet deal, right?​
All for €350.00 per couple | €175.00 per person

Each session is focused on a key area of early parenthood

"Prepped to Parent has not only given me invaluable connections with other new parents but the confidence to go into the next scary and new phase with excitement and tools to hit the ground running. The hosts were all super knowledgeable and created a great space for honest and open conversations."

Alexa Young, CA

  • Mental health from pregnancy to postpartum
    tbd
  • Preparing for postpartum
    TBD
  • Breastfeeding Foundations
    tbd
  • Baby medical basics
    tbd
  • Where does this take place?
    Events take place across Amsterdam.
  • How does it work?
    Sign up Check out the calendar on the members page Save your spot for any events you want to join
  • I'm pregnant, can I join?
    Yes, you're welcome to join! Many parents start hanging with us while they are pregnant or expecting their baby :-)
  • Who hosts?
    Most of our events are hosted by local experts like doulas, therapists or postpartum educators.
  • What if I want to cancel my membership
    No problem! Just give us 30 days notice :-)
  • What programming is included?
    Members have access to our weekly mama hangs, as well as other ad hoc community events. Our educational workshops and classes are not included in memberships. However, as a member you'll receive regular discounts :-)
  • Who is this for?
    Parents with babies under one year old and parents to be living in Amsterdam.
  • When and where?
    Each month we drop a new calendar of community events just for our subscribers.
  • Can I just show up?
    While some of our events are drop in, if the event says registration required you will need to save your spot (at no extra charge). We do this so that we can ensure the group isn't too big and overwhelming.
  • Who can you expect to meet there?
    You can expect a small group of English-speaking parents living in and around Amsterdam.
  • What's included in the monthly fee?
    Weekly Mama Hangs Book as many events as you & your family want to join Access for the entire family (2 parents and one baby) Discounts on workshops & classes A voice in shaping the future of the community
  • Can I bring my mini?
    Unless specifically stated, all events are BYOB (bring your own baby). Please note, this is limited to babies under one year old. FYI, pram parking is limited to outdoors so be sure you can easily bring your valuables inside with you.
  • 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 is the cancellation policy?
    If you are unable to join the group for reasons beyond your control, please let us know. For cancellations up to eight weeks before the course starts, an administration fee of € 50 will be charged (deducted from the fee paid). The remaining amount will be returned. From six weeks to four weeks before the course starts, 50% of the course fee will be refunded. After that, the full course fee is paid for and cannot be returned.
  • Is Prepped to Parent just for expats?
    No! We have participants from all over the world, including right here in The Netherlands.
  • I can't decide between Prepped to Parent and a birth class...
    If doing both Prepped to Parent AND a birth class isn't an option for you, we suggest you talk to a few new parents and ask them what they wish they had spent time learning during their pregnancy. We built Prepped to Parent using the answers to that exact question.
  • At what stage of pregnancy should I attend?
    The ideal time to join Prepped to Parent usually falls between the 27th and 33rd week of your pregnancy.
  • What does this program include?
    Four, 2h in-person sessions, filled with practical and interactive activities ​​Join a maximum of 8 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 Foundations, Preparing for Postpartum & Mental Health From Pregnancy to Parenthood​ One group social event organized for the crew (usually everyone goes for lunch) Lifetime access to regular in-person meet ups for all Prepped to Parent parents (past and present) The Labour Dept. Membership (two months starting when your course begins) Access to a Group whatsapp to stay connected with the parents you meet during and after the program​ Digital Prepped to Parent Guidebook to access as you need Exclusive discounts on classes at The Labour Dept. Baby reunion to meet everyone's babies
  • Is the price for a single person or a couple?
    Each ticket is for a pregnant person and their partner. This doesn't have to be a love partner, can be a friend or birth partner.
  • What language is Prepped to parent taught in?
    Our classes are all taught in English.
  • Who are the teachers?​
    Each class is taught by an expert in their field Baby Medical Basics: Paediatrician, Kraamzorg or Nurse Mental health from Pregnancy to Parenthood: Psychologist Preparing for Postpartum: Doula Breastfeeding Foundations: Certified Advanced Lactation Specialist or Lactatiekundige IBCLC

Meet the Prepped to Parent Team in Amsterdam & The Hague

We've assembled a diverse and highly qualified team of educators in Amsterdam to guide you through this exciting adventure. Prepped to Parent features a select group of professionals, including doctors, nurses, psychologists, and doulas, who bring a wealth of knowledge, expertise, and compassion to support you on your path to confident and informed parenting. 

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