Hello Mums! Today we have a list of Resources specifically for mothers in Berlin.
I hope this is of some use, and please let us know in the comments if you can recommend or if you offer any other service specifically in aid to mothers within the international community here.
Please note: We are not paid to advertise and cannot attest to the quality of most services listed below.
If you are a new mother feeling a bit overwhelmed or alone, or if you are suffering from PPD or the loss of a child or miscarriage, this is a wonderful group of mothers who volunteer to come give you a little pampering and chat during the first weeks of bringing your baby home. If you are suffering from PPD or the loss of a child they can also send someone who has had a similar experience to chat with, and it is also a great way to meet other moms in your area. They can also always use more volunteers. You can sign up to be a Super Mama (volunteer) or a Bubble Mama (request visits) on their website here: https://supermamasberlin.wordpress.com
Notmutterdienst (Emergency Mother Care) is a verein in various cities in Germany that provides emergency babysitting, elder care, and cleaning that you can book last minute (meaning a day before at least) and in some cases, can also be covered by your health insurance if for example, you have had a difficult childbirth and need someone to come clean and cook and help with the baby while you recover. This is in case you can find no other help and you are sick or have other emergency situations and need help. In German. https://www.notmuetterdienst.de/de/berlin/
Work Happy Mums Melanie Fieseler at WHM is a career counselor specialized for women who are looking to get back to work after having children. Her meetups will help you network and her workshops, tips, or one-on-one consultations can help you get your career back on track. She is familiar with all the ins-and-outs of finding a job in Berlin or working as an entrepreneur and/or freelancer. https://www.workhappymums.com
M.U.M.M. at Goldnetz offers “migrant mothers motivated” to get back to work—free workshops, job coaching, German speaking class, and advice for moms who have at least a B1 level of German (and a degree in their home country) help to find a job in Berlin. Located near Heinrich Heine Strasse. For more info check out their website here: https://www.goldnetz-berlin.org/mumm.htm
Goldnetz also has other free offers for women: job coaching, and advice on getting back into the workplace: https://www.goldnetz-berlin.org/angebote-fuer-frauen.html
Maternita Concierge and Baby Planner Service supports and guides growing families with information and organizational and practical help during pregnancy, after birth and beyond. They help families start their journey into parenthood well-informed and with confidence. This is especially helpful when navigating the German system as a non-native speaker. They offer service in English and German: https://maternita.de, email@example.com, https://www.facebook.com/pg/schwangerschaftsconciergeberlin/
Berlin for All the Family website has great lists of resources for Pregnancy: http://www.berlinforallthefamily.com/pregnant
This website has very many other wonderful resources for parents in Berlin including, Schools, Childcare, Health, Bureaucracy, Activities, Playgrounds and more.
MumAbroad Website has lists of maternity services as well as some baby and toddler offers (Baby Loan is particularly a nice idea, to lend out/borrow things like baby car seats and travel cots) kids activities/kid-friendly cafés, schools, health, and relocation geared towards english-speaking communities in Spain/Germany/France/Italy. https://mumabroad.com/mumabroad_germany/mumabroad_berlin/
Extra Arms Nanny Agency. An ethical nanny agency that aims to put families and Nannies in touch and support them in creating fair, safe and sustainable working relationships.
A.N.E. (Arbeitskreis Neue Erziehung e.V.) Newsletter
I signed up for this newsletter when my son was born. It’s in German but is easy to read and the subjects they discuss each issue in the child’s development have almost always been on point and relevant to our current challenges. It is every month in the first year, then comes every three months afterwards. You can also download the newsletter here https://www.ane.de/download
but I recommend signing up for the ABO. It is very useful information and free: https://www.ane.de/bestellservice/elternbrief-abo