Parents-to-be Stoke Newington
Life is about to change in the most monumental way and there's no better time to meet new friends or to make time for some relaxation.
We hope this website will help you meet other parents-to-be in your community. You can't underestimate the incredible difference it makes to communicate with people wh0 are experiencing the same concerns as you or the preciousness of those friendships once baby arrives. Who else is up every two hours throughout the night for loo stops and who else can tell you what a difference strategically used almond oil can make?
Get to know other local parents-to-be: We know there are charities out there which help you get to know each other. But you can also use our New Parents link-up Facebook group as a free way to get in touch with local parents with similar due dates.
And be sure to get your hands on a Local Buyers Club shop-local card to help you find, support and save at brilliant small businesses in the area.
There's so much happening for parents in Stoke Newington - we've done our best to collate what's on but give us a shout if you're aware of other great services.
Pregnancy Massage at Shine
Shine, Stoke Newington
Local mum Jo said: "I had a massage at 38 weeks and asked her to focus on my pressure points for inducing labour. I started to feel twinges over the days following and she gave me awesome hints in regards to helping labour start naturally."
Bump and Baby Club
Bump and Baby Club helps parents-to-be feel prepared and relaxed about the arrival of their baby and is a great forum for making new friends. The antenatal course is supportive, sociable and fun, and includes baby first aid, an afternoon tea for the girls, drinks at the pub for partners, and a reunion once all the babies have made their appearance. The course costs £250.
Movement Kitchen offers a six-week Whole Body Core Strength course, helping you improve your movement mechanics and strengthen the body from inside out. It's perfect for people with recurring back or pelvic pain, abdominal weakness and separation / diastasis recti, new mums and anyone who is interested in exploring how their body works and would like to improve their functional strength.
Suitable for beginners as well as experienced movers, as the group is small and each of the practices will be adapted to you.
Yoga Home Birth Preparation Workshop
Allen Road, Stoke Newington
This yoga centre offers whole range of classes, courses and therapies for you while you are pregnant, and for you and your baby after your birth, helping to ease discomforts and manage your physical and mental health.