womens health and parenting events singapore

It’s crucial to look after our health. Yes, we all know that. However, it’s easy to get bogged down by our daily lives that we lose sight of what’s important – this includes knowledge about women’s health, fertility as well as prenatal and postpartum issues. All of these have an impact on our mental health at the end of the day.

If you’re in the midst of planning for a family or have just started one, there are many other things you need to know about too. One way to keep in touch with the latest in health and parenting is by attending events, forums or one-on-one sessions that will improve your knowledge on whatever topic that suits your life journey at a particular point in time.

Here are some women’s health and parenting events happening around Singapore in April 2024 that will help you take charge of your health.

*April calendar full? Bookmark this page and check back as we will be updating it regularly with relevant events throughout the year.

Korean-Style Tennis Festival

If you’ve been meaning to pick up tennis or brush up on your skills, this is your sign to get moving. In this one-hour session for all ages and skills, you’ll learn special Korean-style techniques – including the distinctive Korean tennis backhand – under the guidance of Korean tennis coach Kim Chang Heon. Of course, there will be K-pop music on the court to set the vibe. You’ll also get to be one of the first few to try out cute tennis apparel and bags by Korean tennis lifestyle brand, LoveForty.

When: 20 April 2024, 10am to 11am (Session 1) and 11am to 12pm (Session 2)

Venue: Red Quarters, 26 Jln Benaan Kapal, Singapore 399629

Price: $48 per pax per session (equipment provided)

Register: Here

More info: playtennis.sg

Champion Mind and Body Symposium by MindChamps

Five medical specialists – a neurosurgeon, a general surgeon, an ophthalmologist, a paediatric surgeon and an otolaryngologist (ear, nose, throat specialist) – share advice for your child’s early years so that they’ll achieve optimal health and development in all areas. Topics covered include causes of mouth breathing and snoring, how to identify groin swelling, types of lazy-eye conditions, what to do if you encounter a head injury, and symptoms of stomach problems that require a scope.

When: 20 April 2024, 2pm to 5.30pm

Venue: HDB Hub Convention Centre, B1, HDB Hub, 480 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh

Price: $30; use promo code “EARLY50” at checkout (U.P. $60)

Register: Here

More info: mindchamps.org

Bye Bye Baby Blues

This pregnancy seminar for new parents arms you with a survival kit to navigate parenthood in the early days. An obstetric and gynaecology specialist discusses foetal development and how to navigate any preterm birth concerns. Then, a counsellor delves into the complexities of baby blues and advises how best steer through it – especially how daddies can play their part. You’ll also sample confinement food, find out how to ease pregnancy backaches through spinal alignment by a chiropractor, plus get advice on safeguarding yourself financially against any unexpected pregnancy-related conditions. 

When: 20 April 2024, 2pm to 5pm

Venue: Samsung Hub, 3 Church Street 

Price: Free 

Register: Here

More info: eventbrite.com

Hopeful Beginnings Fertility Fair

With eight speakers and over 20 booths, you’re guaranteed a lot of useful fertility-related information during this day out. This is social service agency I Love Children’s first ever fertility fair and it showcases IVF clinics, TCM practitioners, seminars and lots more. With a live embryologist showing and live TCM meridian testing, this is one event that goes deep into fertility issues. Ticket also includes a buffet and a goodie bag.

When: 27 April 2024, 11am to 5pm

Venue: Prudential @ Scotts, 51 Scotts Road

Price: $35 per pax, $50 per couple 

Register: Here 

More info: @ilovechildrensg

Expertly Nurturing Newborns

The MaNaDr platform is run by Mobile Health and now has a community comprising more than 500 clinics and 700 doctors. The healthcare platform is organising this event that teaches you all about newborn care. Speakers include a physician, a dietician and a TCM specialist. You’ll also get insights on how to perform a baby massage, get lactation tips, as well as find out why the “fourth trimester” is so important – physically and emotionally. Event includes a Q&A session with the experts so do your homework beforehand and get some questions ready. 

When: 27 April 2024, 9.30am to 2pm

Venue: Prudential @ Scotts, 51 Scotts Road

Price: Free

Register: Here

More info: MaNaDr Mobile Health

Bump, Birth & Beyond

An insightful session for parents-to-be, with tips from medical professionals such as an obstetrician, a senior lactation consultant and a TCM physician. Information covers pregnancy, confinement and breastfeeding. If you’ve still not decided where you’re going to deliver your baby, attendees at this event will find out about what to expect at Thomson Medical Centre, as well as sample Thomson Nutri Confinement Food. Go home with a goodie bag worth over $100 – there’s a lucky draw too.

When: 27 April 2024, 12pm to 5pm

Venue: The Ballroom, Level 2, Conrad Centennial Singapore, 2 Temasek Boulevard

Price: $4.50 to $10

Register: Here by 14 April

More info: thomsonmedical.com

Navigating Parental Guilt: Causes, Impacts and Coping Strategies

Parental guilt is common, but too much of it can lead to unwanted stress and anxiety, or even affect your parenting. In this session, an experienced counsellor will help attendees understand parental guilt better and what triggers it, as well as when it can be healthy and how you can respond to it. You’ll get to share with fellow parents and learn about the challenges they face too.

When: 20 April, 10am to 11am

Venue: Us Therapy – Psychology Clinic Singapore, 10 Winstedt Road, #02/10-11

Price: $32.54

Register: Here

More info: us-therapy.sg

PAST EVENTS (APRIL 2024)

Women’s Health and Wellness Forum

In this Women’s Health and Wellness Forum organised by KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, experts tackle fertility topics and share tips on improving pregnancy outcomes. Find out about the process of egg freezing, how to optimise weight for healthy conception and advice on intimacy and sexual health. The forum includes two Q&A sessions as well as patient sharing.

When: 13 April 2024, 1pm to 4.30pm

Venue: Legends Ballroom, Level 1, Hotel Fort Canning, 11 Canning Walk

Price: $22 per participant/$25 for two participants (inclusive of light refreshments)

Register: Here by 9 April

More info: kkh.com.sg

Weaning Workshop – Weaningful Tactics

Is your baby ready for solids? This workshop will take you through the process of weaning your little one. A dietitian and speech therapist from National University Hospital lead this online weaning workshop on how to raise a happy and healthy eater. Get tips on what and how much to feed your child, different feeding methods to explore, what to look out for in terms of food allergies, as well as the various food textures. It’s suitable for parents of babies aged three to seven months old. If you can’t attend this session – or if your baby isn’t at the weaning stage yet – there is another one on 22 June.

When: 6 April 2024, 9.30am to 11.30am

Venue: Online

Price: $34

Register: Here

More information: nuh.com.sg

Babywearing Workshop

Babywearing isn’t just great for bonding with your child; it also frees up your hands to accomplish the 101 things on your to-do list. Only thing is, the actual steps of babywearing can be daunting and leave you feeling like a klutz. This two-hour workshop will teach this useful skill, and let you explore which carriers are best for you. Find out about the guidelines for safe babywearing, the different carrying positions and how to soothe or breastfeed your baby in a carrier.

When: 7 April 2024, 2pm to 4pm

Venue: Mother & Child Singapore, #03-109/110 Tanglin Mall, 163 Tanglin Road

Price: $90 for a couple

Register: Here

More info: motherandchild.com.sg