General info

Communities

Brno Expat Family Network

This is a Facebook group created to connect expat families, parents and kids in Brno. Members are welcome to post and share tips for locations, events, contacts, and so on.

 English Speaking Mums in Brno and Kuřim

This Facebook group is open for mothers, fathers and their children (0 months and up) living in Brno and surroundings. The members are locals and foreigners speaking English on all levels. The members exchange tips but also occasionally meet for a coffee, to play with children, to go on trips and to carry out other activities.

Mixed Race Families in Brno

Members of the group from all around the world meet regularly to have fun together but also to share experiences and tips about having children in the Czech Republic. Don´t hesitate to contact the founder, Corona Čermák, to learn more about their activities.

Antenatal and post-natal care

You can learn about various techniques concerning labour (breathing, relaxation, positions) as well as care for a newborn baby; also what to take with you to the maternity hospital and what’s going to happen there step by step. They’ll tell you what to take to the maternity hospital, when to go there, everything about all stages of labour and contractions, how to deal with possible complications, and so on. You can also join a tour of all the delivery rooms in Brno maternity hospitals or hire a doula or a midwife to assist you personally.

Registered midwives

Registered midwives are healthcare providers allowed to deliver babies in hospitals:

Iva Korábová

English and French, offers a wide range of ante and post-natal care and courses

  • +420 604 416 502
  • ivkaza@gmail.com

Doulas

Doulas are childbirth coaches who can be present during the childbirth.

Anna Fiľová

certified doula, English, offers a wide range of ante and post-natal care and courses

  • +420 774 349 793
  • ani.filova@gmail.com
  • website

Family Point

This centre is a part of a large regional Family Centre that has a wide pool of specialists focusing on all aspects of family life. It cooperates with the Brno Expat Centre.

Family Point can provide a lot of useful information regarding family life (contacts for schools, doctors, childminders and other specialists, info about events, places and people who can offer help, and much more).

They can be found in Brno at Josefská 1, and are open daily. You can contact them through info@familypoint.cz.

Family Point also includes a network of  independent locations throughout the city and the region where mums can come with their children to rest, breastfeed, change and play. Flyers with a map are available at each of these locations.

More links

You can also follow the blog of one of Brno’s expat mums or read a story on having a baby in Brno written by our American blogger.

Very useful links in Czech only

  • Aperio is a very well-known online advisory centre for (future) parents. They can advise you in many areas, including the choice of a maternity hospital, services for families, and family and work issues.
  • Babyonline is one of the most popular online Czech forums and websites for (future) mothers and fathers.