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Practical Preparing for Parenthood Survival Class devised by Dr Carol Cooper

The seminar was written by twin mum, author, GP and Honorary Consultant Dr Carol Cooper and is delivered by our team of trained Facilitators (who are all parents of multiples) in the format of a powerpoint presentation, video clips and Q&A session. This highly popular course is an essential 'Must Attend' for every expectant multiples parent, grandparent or care giver. The cost is just £10 per person (£15 in Central London). Attendees receive 4 Tamba booklets to take away with them - Healthy Multiple Pregnancy Guide, Neonatal Guide, Breastfeeding Multples Guide and the Preparing for Parenthood Booklet.

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For those who cannot attend a course in person, we also offer webinars which can be accessed online. 

Practical Parenting Webinar 

In this 2 hour seminar we will share with you:

  • What makes multiple birth pregnancies different from singleton pregnancies
  • What equipment is essential for multiples families
  • Why organising support for when you get home is important and how it will help you cope better in the early days - we will provide an overview of available options
  • Tips on how to make your time in hospital as positive as possible - even if your babies arrive early
  • Insights on how newborn babies sleep so you can be better prepared for the challenges ahead
  • Multiple birth babies are more likely to be born early - in this presentation we will share tips that can help you prepare for this possibility
  • Top tips to help take the stress out of changing/bathing more than one baby and coping with crying
  • Research has shown that parents who get out and about with their babies are less isolated and better able to cope emotionally.  We share top tips on getting out and about
  • What feeding options are available and how to go about it (breast, bottle and mixed)

Please note that the seminar does not cover the birth or any medical information - if you are interested in learning about the birth our one day Ante-Natal course may be of interest to you.

 Please e-mail or call the Tamba office on 01252 332344 if you have problems booking online or would rather book over the phone

Central London

Tuesday 5th Sept Central London (EC2M) 6.45-9pm Offices of Latham & Watkins 99 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 3XF (5 minutes walk from Liverpool St Tube) with Amanda Deacon (8 places remaining)

Wednesday 8th November Central London (EC2M) 7-9pm Offices of Latham & Watkins 99 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 3XF (5 minutes walk from Liverpool St Tube) with Dr Carol Cooper


Saturday 9th Sept Enfield (EN1) 10am-12.30pm St. Andrews Church Parish Centre ,14 Silver Street, Enfield Middlesex EN1 3EG

 Saturday 16th Sept Chiswick (W4) 10am-12 noon Pier House, The Pier, Corney Reach Way W4 2UG (4 places remaining)

Eastern England

Saturday 2nd September (CO4) 10-12.30pm St John's and Highwoods Community Centre, Highwoods Square, Highwoods, Colchester CO4 9SR (4 places remaining)

Saturday 9th September Billericay (CM12) 10.30am-12.30pm Christ Church, Perry Street, Billericay Essex CM12 0NX

Saturday 30th September Stevenage 1-3pm Marriotts Sports Centre, Telford Avenue, Stevenage SG2 0AN  

Saturday 14th October Norwich (NR4) 10am-12  Holiday Inn Norwich, Ipswich Road, Norwich, NR4

Saturday 11th November Cambridge (CB4) 2-5pm Arbury Community Centre, Campkin Road, Cambridge,  CB4 2LD   

Saturday 16th December (CO4) 9.30-12.30pm St John's and Highwoods Community Centre, Highwoods Square, Highwoods, Colchester CO4 9SR

Date to follow for St Albans  please e-mail to express interest   

East Midlands

Saturday 30th Sept Leicester (LE2) 2-4.30pm Keene Room, Christchurch, 105A Clarendon Park Road, Leicester LE2 3AH 

Dates to follow for Northampton - please e-mail to express interest

North East

Saturday 9th September Darlington (DL1) 10am-12.30pm BMI Woodlands Hospital, Morton Park, Darlington DL1 4PL

North West

Thursday 7th September Warrington (WA1) 6.30-8.45pm Woolston Neighbourhood Hub, Hall Road, Woolston, Warrington WA1 4PN

Saturday 28th October Preston (PR7) 1-3.30pm Waitrose Distribution Centre, 8 Eaton Avenue, Buckshaw Village, Chorley PR7 7NA  

South East

Saturday 16th September Paddock Wood Nr Tonbridge (TN12) 2-5pm The Anglican and Methodist Church of St Andrew, Maidstone Rd, Paddock Wood, Nr Tonbridge TN12 6DZ

Saturday 16th September Guildford (GU1) 10am-12 noon  Guildford Children's Centre, Hazel Avenue, Bellfields, Guildford, Surrey GU1 1NR

Saturday 23rd September Old Windsor (SL4) 9.30am-12 noon Old Windsor Day Centre, 27b Straight Rd, Old Windsor SL4 2RN

Saturday 23rd September Oxford (OX4) 11am-1.30pm Rose Hill Community Centre, Carole's Way, Rose Hill, Oxford OX4 4HF (4 places remaining)

Saturday 23rd September Portsmouth (PO6) 2.30-4.30pm  The Link, 48 Havant Road, Cosham, Portsmouth PO6 2QZ

Saturday 7th October Brighton (BN2) 9.30-11.45am Tarner Children's Centre, Ivory Place, Brighton BN2 9QE

Saturday 21st October Basingstoke 10am-12 noon  Holiday Inn Grove Road, Basingstoke RG21 3EE 

Saturday 28th October Billingshurst  (RH14) 10.30am-1pm Billingshurst Children and Family Centre,Station Road, Billingshurst, West Sussex RH14 9RY

Date to follow for Reading & Canterbury (Autumn)  please e-mail to express interest   


South West

Saturday 19th August Bristol (BS7) 1.30-4pm Kuda Can, 7 Dongola Ave,Bishopston, Bristol BS7 9HG (FULL)

Saturday 7th October Bath (BA1) 10am-12 noon New Oriel Hall, Brookleaze Buildings, Larkhal, Bath BA1 6RA

 Saturday 14th October Torquay (TQ1) 10.30am-12.45pm IInnovation Centre, Lymington Road, Torquay TQ1 4BD

West Midlands

Saturday 14th October Coventry (CV1) 10am-12 noon St Peter’s Centre, Charles Street, Hillfields, Coventry CV1 5NP

Yorkshire & The Humber

Wednesday 13th September  Wetherby (LS22) 6.30-8.30pm Wetherby Tennis Club, Castlegarth Grange, Scott Lane, Wetherby, LS22 6LH 


Saturday 7th October Sheffield (S35) 12.30 - 3.30pm Grenoside Reading Room, 42A School Lane, Grenoside, Sheffield S35 8QU 


Monday 18th September Newport (NP10) 7-9pm Holiday Inn Express Newport, Lakeside Drive, Coedkernew, Newport NP10 8BB



Why attend a Tamba preparing for parenthood seminar?

  • Tamba is the world's leading charity which provides support to families expecting (or who have) twins, triplets or more.
  • Tamba's preparing for parenthood seminars are specially designed for those expecting more than one baby and are ALL delivered by parents of twins or triplets.
  • This seminar is Tamba's MOST POPULAR course which has been designed by Dr Carol Cooper (highly acclaimed author, GP, Tamba Honorary Consultant and mother of twins).
  • The 2 hour seminar focuses on the practical side of having multiples and covers topics such as equipment, feeding, sleeping, getting out and about and routines.
  • Excellent feedback  - 95% of previous course attendees rated this course 'very useful' or 'useful'.
  • Excellent opportunity to meet others also expecting multiples



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