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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 £6 per person (£9 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 9th May 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

Wednesday 12th July 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 10th June Enfield 10am-12 noon St. Andrews Church Parish Centre, 14 Silver Street, Enfield Middlesex EN1 3EG

Saturday 17th June Chiswick (W4) 10am-12 noon The Pier House, Corney Reach Way London, W4 2UG

Eastern England

Saturday 29th April Colchester (CO4) 10am-12.30pm St John's and Highwoods Community Centre, Highwoods Square, Highwoods, Colchester CO4 9SR

Saturday 6th May Stevenage 1-3pm (SG2) Marriotts Sports Centre, Telford Avenue, Stevenage SG2 0AN

Saturday 13th May Billericay (CM12) 10.30am-12.30pm Christ Church, Perry Street, Billericay, Essex CM12 0NX

Saturday 13th March Cambridge (CB4) 2-5pm Arbury Community Centre, Campkin Road, Cambridge,  CB4 2LD 

Saturday 15th July Norwich (NR4) 10am-12  Holiday Inn Norwich, Ipswich Road, Norwich, NR4

Monday 17th July High Wycombe (HP11)  6.30-9pm  Conference Suite, High Wycombe YMCA, Crest Road, High Wycombe HP11 1UD

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

East Midlands

Saturday 13th May Leicester (LE2) 2-4.30pm Keene Room, Christchurch, 105A Clarendon Park Road, Leicester, LE2 3AH 

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

North East

Saturday 17th June  Darlington (DL1) 10am-12.30pm BMI Woodlands Hospital, Morton Park, Darlington, County Durham DL1 4PL   

North West

Thursday 11th May Warrington (WA1) 6.30-9pm Woolston Neighbourhood Hub, Hall Road, Woolston Warrington WA1 4PN

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

Saturday 1st July Northwich (CW8) 2.30-4.30pm  Sandiway & Cuddington Village Hall,  Norley Road, Cuddington, Nr Northwich, Cheshire CW8 2LB

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

South East

Saturday 29th April Billingshurst (RH14) 10.30am-1pm Billingshurst Children and Family Centre, Station Road, Billingshurst West Sussex RH14 9RY

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

Saturday 13th May Old Windsor (SL4) 10am-12 noon Old Windsor Day Centre, 27b Straight Rd, Old Windsor SL4 2RN

Saturday 13th May Guildford (GU1) 10am-12 noon Guildford Childre's Centre Hazel Ave, Guildford GU1 1NR 

Saturday 17th June Portsmouth (PO6) 2.30-4.30pm The Link, 48 Havant Road, Cosham, Portsmouth PO6 2QZ

Saturday 1st July Brighton (BN2) 9.30-11.45am Tarner Children's Centre, Ivory Place, Brighton BN2 9QE 

Saturday 8th July Weybridge (KT13)  9.30am-1pm Cleves School (Sports Hall Classroom), Oatlands Avenue, Weybridge KT13 9TS

Saturday 8th July Basingstoke (RG21) 10am-12 noon  Holiday Inn Grove Road, Basingstoke RG21 3EE 

Monday 17th July High Wycombe (HP11)  6.30-9pm  Conference Suite, High Wycombe YMCA, Crest Road, High Wycombe HP11 1UD  

South West

Saturday 6th May Bristol (BS7) 2-5pm Kuda Can, 7 Dongola Ave, Bishopston, Bristol BS7 9HG

Saturday 13th May Torquay (TQ1) 10.30am-12.30pm Torquay Innovation Centre, Lymington Road, Torquay TQ1 4BD

Saturday 8th July Bath (BA1) 10am-12 noon New Oriel Hall, Brookleaze Buildings, Larkhal, Bath BA1 6RA

West Midlands

Saturday 20th May Evesham (WR11) 1-3pm   Evesham Library, Oat Street, Evesham WR11 4PJ 

Saturday 17th June Coventry (CV1) 10am-12 noon St Peter's Centre, Charles St, Hillfields, Coventry CV1 5NP 

Yorkshire & The Humber

Monday 8th May Harrogate (HG1) 7-9pm St Peter's Church, Cambridge St, Harrogate HG1 1RW 

Thursday 1st June  Wetherby (LS22) 6.30-8.30pm Wetherby Tennis Club, Castlegarth Grange, Scott Lane, Wetherby, LS22 6LH 

Saturday 6th August Sheffield (S35) 12.30 - 3.30pm Grenoside Reading Room, 42A School Lane, Grenoside, Sheffield S35 8QU


Further dates for Newport to follow


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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