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Welcome to your community for growing families. We’ve got you from baby-making to baby-raising, and everything in-between. Become a member of The Labour Dept. and join our weekly Mama Hangs filled with support, resources and more. 



"Being a new parent can sometimes feel isolating. This space provides a haven to feel less alone in that experience. Every time I leave I always feel more connected to my fellow mamas."

  • 45€
    Every month
    +€10 Setup fee
    • Weekly mama hangs
    • An opportunity to connect with local experts
    • Book as many events as you & your family want to join
    • Access for the entire family (2 parents and one baby)
    • Discounts on The Labour Dept. workshops
    • A voice in shaping the future of the community

Meet The Labour Dept. hosts

  • Mental health from pregnancy to postpartum
  • Preparing for postpartum
  • Breastfeeding Foundations
  • Baby medical basics
  • 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
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