With Mother’s day coming up, we have all new and expectant mothers in mind. Here’s our mum’s guide that includes pregnancy and newborn services, to mummy and baby classes on offer in Discovery Bay and wider Hong Kong.
Pregnancy and newborn services
In Safe Hands is a maternity and childcare agency with over eight years’ experience across Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore and the UK. It provides day and night maternity nurses, well versed in dealing with premature babies and children with specialised medical needs. Nanny services, tutoring services and child-care consultations are also offered. Contact 2323 2676, 9820 3363, [email protected].
As a qualified postnatal carer, newborn care educator and mother of five, Melinda Hunt of Melinda Maternity offers bespoke newborn-care training for parents and helpers, plus night nurse services. Baby-care education services include advice on newborn settling and soothing techniques, consultations on infant sleep and breastfeeding support. Contact 5177 7240, [email protected], www.melindamaternity.com.
Through raw & rich, Corinne Konrad Calder offers doula support, pregnancy and birth coaching, active birth education and prenatal yoga classes. She is passionate about helping mothers have a positive birth experience, so new families can begin their journey with ease, joy and confidence. Contact 9633 5573, [email protected], www.rawandrich.com.
Mummy and baby classes
Embody’s prenatal yoga classes can greatly benefit mums-to-be. They can improve sleep, reduce stress and anxiety, increase the strength, flexibility and endurance of the muscles needed for childbirth, and decrease lower back pain, all while connecting mums with their babies. Embody also offers postnatal Pilates classes in its DB studio. Contact 6624 8712, [email protected], www.embody.hk.
EpicLand’s Epic Explorers sessions are suitable for tiny tots and new mums, with activities that include movement, exploration, sports, singing and dancing. Classes are held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons and on Thursday mornings at the indoor playground in DB. Contact 2441 0098, [email protected], epiclandhk.com.
The Beat offers fun and interactive Babywearing classes for mums who want to get back into shape and get strong after giving birth. DB classes combine easy-to-follow dance routines with fitness elements, while giving mums the chance to bond with their babies in a relaxed atmosphere. Contact 5194 9630, [email protected], www.thebeat.com.hk.
Shadow Projects offers life-casting to preserve precious moments in time, casting baby bumps, baby bums and baby hands and feet, as well as other art and creative projects. The sculptures are realised, at the Mui Wo studio or on location, through a range of materials, such as bronze and silver, with non-metal options. Contact 9150 4033, [email protected], www.shadow.com.hk.
A casting appointment with Wrightson & Platt captures special moments in your baby’s life. The casts are taken at casting artist Anita Cowley’s home in Pokfulam then turned into bronze, glass or silver sculptures by the London-based company. Contact 9038 1658, [email protected], www.wrightsonandplatt.com/hk.
Bettitude Photography captures glowing pregnant bellies in a private Kwai Chung studio or on location. You can choose between fully-clothed, playful sessions and half-naked, contemporary shoots with or without your significant other. Contact 6082 3199, [email protected], www.bettitudephotography.com.
There is no time quite as special and exciting as preparing for, and welcoming, your new baby into the world. Trix Malan is passionate about capturing these precious moments, through location shoots, and documenting them for families to keep as treasured memories. Contact 6053 6069, [email protected], www.trixmalanphotography.com.
Maternity wear and baby products
Bumps to Babes provides a one-stop shopping experience, at stores across Hong Kong, for new and expectant mothers. In addition to exclusive maternity wear, it also stocks baby and child clothing from around the world, together with thousands of toys from leading brands. Essentials include baby equipment and nursery furniture, pushchairs, car seats, infant formula and food. Contact 2522 7112, [email protected] , www.bumpstobabes.com.
Mothers en Vogue’s maternity-nursing wear allows expecting mums to embrace pregnancy in style and breastfeed in confidence. Balancing style, comfort and function, the collection is carefully crafted to flatter growing bumps and postpartum curves. (Simply mention Around DB at the Central store to enjoy a 10% discount through June 30 2017.) Contact 2866 7171, [email protected], mev-hongkong.com.Tags: parenting, mother and baby