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Tamba in Scotland

There is a wealth of advice and support to be found on the pages of the Tamba website and here we hope to offer something to those of you who are based North of the border.

Local Clubs - try the Scottish Twinsclubs pages to see if there is a registered club near you.

Scottish E-newsletter - make sure you join or are registered for this newsletter.  It contains local stories, events and campaign updates.

Keep in touch - All of our courses and campaigns are overseen by Helen Peck our Scottish Co-ordinator

Local Volunteers (wanted) - help us to deliver our Preparing for Parenthood sessions.  We are currently looking for parents of multiples willing to give these two-hour presentations every couple of months to expectant parents.  Training is given and if you are interested in helping then please contact Helen Peck

Local Parenting Facilitators (wanted) - if you are a qualified parenting facilitator and are interested in training to deliver our Parenting with Multiples in Mind course please contact Helen Peck  

Join Us - If you're not yet a Tamba member, why not join us and if you live in Scotland then you'll receive all the benefits of membership.

 

Scottish Courses

 - Practical preparing for parenthood (more info | book now)

 - Short ante-natal sessions (more info | book now)

 - Parenting with multiples in mind (more info | book now

 

Scottish Short Antenatal Sessions

The course aims to provide expectant couples of multiples in Scotland with information on multiple pregnancy and support and advice on health and wellbeing during pregancy and the first few months following delivery. The session is delivered a registered midwife with multiple-specific experienc and runs from 10am-2.30 with a break for lunch (not included in the cost). The small group numbers allow everyone to get to know one other and many stay in touch with each other after the course, finding a vital support network for when their babies are born.

  • Birth and delivery choices for multiples
  • What to expect in labour
  • How to cope with pain and what choices are available for pain control
  • Weighing up vaginal versus Caesarean birth
  • How to make Caesarean birth special if that is your chosen option
  • Recovery after a Caesarean birth
  • Prematurity
  • What to expect in a Special Care Baby Unit
  • How to breastfeed or feed more than one baby
  • Routines and sleeping

All course attendees receive a free copy of the Healthy Mulitple Pregnancy Guides.

This session is free but must be booked in advance through the tamba webshop as places are limited. Please note that Terms and conditions apply, particularly if you need to cancel for any reason.

See our Frequently Asked Questions for further information, (including info on venues).

We recommend waiting until after 20 weeks into your pregnancy to attend an ante-natal session.

Course Dates

-NEXT SESSION SATURDAY 20TH SEPTEMBER, QUEEN MARGARET HOSPITAL, DUNFERMLINE, 10 AM - 2.30 PM - now fully booked October date to follow

Click here to book or for a place on the waiting list for a course that's already full, just e-mail (we'll contact you if places become available but can't guarantee it). If you have any special needs please let us know. 

Parenting with Multiples in Mind Workshops

Parents of multiple birth children experience unique challenges which are sometimes not understood or even acknowledged in mainstream services. They can compare themselves unfavourably to parents of singletons and can feel guilty because they are not able to live up to their own expectations of being a parent. This one day workshop (10am-4.30pm) gives parents an opportunity to explore their parenting without their children around and help parents to understand that rather than trying to achieve perfect parenting a more realistic aim is to be a ‘good enough’ parent. The topics considered are:

  • Being a parent of multiples
  • Good enough parenting
  • Family relationships
  • Individuality`

"The faciltiator was great...I came away with lots of practical tips and ideas for coping with my twins" 

These workshops are for those whose multiples are aged between one and five years. Courses are currently free of charge but advance booking is essential. Please do not book places if your multiples are younger/older than this as the workshop content will not be suitable. There is no childcare available and we are unfortunately unable to accommodate children within the workshop.

This workshop is also available for delivery to childrens' centres, twins clubs and groups, and other organisations. If you are interested in this please email enquiries@tamba.org.uk 

Course Dates

NEXT DATE , 30TH AUGUST 2014, INCHTURE HOTEL, INCHTURE.

A light lunch is provided. Spaces are limited so we'd recommend that you BOOK NOW to avoid disappointment.

 Practical Preparing For Parenthood Sessions

Are you expecting twins, triplets or more? If so you probably have lots of questions! We run 2-hour sessions delivered by trained volunteers who have multiples themselves and may be able to help. From looking after yourself, to tips on buggies and support networks. We run these sessions throughout the year in many locations throughout Scotland.

Course Dates

Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Old Board Room

            Tuesday 16th September 2014, 7 - 9 pm

  • Tuesday 28th October 2014, 7-9pm
  • Tuesday 25th November 2014, 7 - 9 pm

Places for  this session are free of charge but are limited so please book in advance

Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, Braids Seminar Room

  • Thursday 18th September 2014, 7-9pm
  • Thursday 13th November 2014. 7 - 9 pm

Places for this session cost £5 per person and you must book in advance

Forth Valley Royal Infirmary

  • Saturday 13th September 10 am - 12 noon

Places for  this session are free of charge but are limited so please book in advance

Wishaw General Maternity Unit

            Tuesday 2nd September 2014

            Tuesday 4th November 2014

Placesfor this session are free of charge but are limited so please book in advance

Aberdeen Maternity Hospital

  • Monday 6th October  2014       7pm - 9 pm

Places for this session are fee of charge but are limited so please book in advance

Paisley Royal Infirmary

  • Thursday 4th Sept 2014. 7 - 9pm

Places for this session are free of charge but are limited so please book in advance

 Dumfries, Heathall, bowling club

  • Thursday 4th September 2014
  • Thursday 6th November 2014

Places for this session are free £5 and can be booked in advance here book in advance

Crosshouse Hospital Kilmarnock

  • Mon 27th October 2014 7 - 9 PM

Places for this sessioin are free of charge but are limited so please book in advance

 

If you are interested in hearing about future dates please email helenpeck@tamba.org.uk

 
 
 

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