Pregnancy, Childbirth and Playgroup Resources

The link below is to a series of eight articles which ran in "The Local" ( ) on grappling with pregnancy and childbirth as an English speaker in Germany.  When we were building this page, we started discussing building all of this material and then found this great series of articles...  it pretty much covers everything, so it saved us a ton of work!

Motherhood in the Fatherland

An Article from Expatica - click HERE.

Info on "How To Germany" website on Maternal Matters...
click HERE

And for a Glossary of Terms with German Translation, see our post here...
Glossary of Terms - Pregnancy and Childbirth

How To Germany Article on Elterngeld, how it works, and who is eligible - click HERE.

How To Germany article which covers almost every aspect of pregnancy care and childbirth. - click HERE.

English Speaking Playgroups: 
Note: On Facebook, most are "closed" groups, meaning you must request permission to join.

Nuremberg: On Facebook "Nuremberg Toddler Playgroup" Meets Tuesday mornings rotating between private houses and cafes, Thursdays at a community center, as well as ad hoc meetings organized on Facebook.
NICE (Nuernberg International Children's English) a private group (you must be a member to participate). Contact them for more information.
Nuremberg Bumps and Babies (Facebook)- a group for pregnant moms and or moms with babies under 1 (with meet ups!).

Herzo: On Facebook "Thursday Morning Playgroup"  

Erlangen: On Facebook "English speaking toddler group" contact 

On Facebook "Erlangen English speaking baby and toddler group" meets Tuesdays.

Stadt Bibiliothek (City Library): English speaking Mother Child Group. ***starts February 2014
              One group for 0-3 year olds (meets in the mornings), another for 3-6 (afternoons). Slated to meet
              Mondays. Info poster here.
Mutterzentrum Erlangen: (text from their website, January 2014)
English speaking playgroup:

The Little Franconians`, a very friendly group for toddlers and children with their mums, dads, grandparents, carers and anyone else interested to finding friendship and support, would like to invite you to come and join us. Our activities include playing, singing songs, doing crafts and reading stories, as well as planned activities indoor and outdoor, whilst keeping up with our English. Refreshments are of course available, too. There will be a small fee in the near feature. We meet every Monday (exept school holidays) from 15-17h in the mothercenter.
If you are interested and for more details contact: Sangeeta: or tuesday and wednesday in the between the mothercentre: 09131/26568