The Village


Most of us have heard the saying "It takes a village to raise a child."

What happens when your support network is a whole ocean away? You find yourself expecting a child or maybe you're new parents already, in a town or country that isn't your own.

 

This page is for you. Here you can find information about parent support groups and activities where the common language is english.


I've also listed information on products and services that may be useful to your pregnancy and parenting journey, these are companies I have used myself or worked closely with and genuinely recommend.

 

OM BABY WELLNESS:

PARENT SUPPORT GROUP


Parent Support is a FREE weekly support group for new moms and dads.

Each week we will cover a baby or mama (postpartum) related topic followed by an open discussion.

Come with any problems or questions and share your experience with other parents. Find support in others.

Bring cookies or fruit to share.

 


CORACOR BABY WEARING WRAPS:


These gorgeous, soft and stretchy baby wearing wraps help you keep your newborn close enough to kiss, whilst keeping your hands free.


They allow baby to be close enough to hear your heart beat, smell your familiar scent and be gently lulled by your day to day motion. Just like in the womb.


What better way to transition to the outside world.




AUSTRALIAN WELLNESS CO:


Australian Sister duo, Kristin and Hayley are on a mission to create 100% natural, vegan skincare and wellness products to improve the everyday lives of families.


Their 'Hero Balm' is one product my own children can't live without. Perfect for diaper rash, chapped lips, healing cuts and grazes as well as relieving insect bites, it's something they love having to hand in their school bags. Of course the funky packaging helps too!

 



BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT WITH

LORI:


Founder and director of OM BABY, Lori Boggan, is a Registered Nurse (RN) with years of experience in Newborn Intensive Care and Postpartum Nursing.Lori is also an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC.)

 A friendly face and a listening ear when you need to troubleshoot.

GOTHENBURG PARENTS:


Gothenburg Parents is a closed facebook group aimed at international parents or grandparents living in Gothenburg.

On this page a wealth of information can be found.

Ask a question, arrange a meet up, find others on parental leave in your area.

With over 1,2k members it's one of the hotest spots in Gothenburg!



THE BIRTH SUITE PARENTS GROUP:


A space for both past and current 'Birth Suite' parents or parents to be, to hang out virtually, get to know one another and share advice and tips. I'll also be posting ways to positively prepare for your upcoming birth.

This is an online parent group new for 2020 while many MVC/BVC groups have been cancelled due to covid-19 regulations.

Anyone using a Birth Suite service is welcome to join this private Facebook group.