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Maternity and infant care
Hamad Medical Corporation’s Women’s Hospital not only provides antenatal, postnatal and gynecological care to women but also services for infants with state-of-the-art technologies and 334 beds available.
4439 6666, wh.hamad.qa

Pre-natal yoga
Among many meditative and strengthening classes Yama Yoga Studios, Qatar’s only dedicated yoga centre, offers pre- and post-natal yoga sessions at their two locations for QR75, 75 minutes (you can just drop in). On top of this they also host baby massage classes and a natural childbirth course.
6617 5802, www.yamayogastudios.com

Brainy courses
Get your kids into robotics and sustainable energy from a young age at The Little Engineer where they run a series of courses with hands-on activities and Lego play! Pay-as-you-go prices start from QR100 while courses cost QR2,200.
4481 3849, thelittleengineer.com

Music classes
Music Together, run by Astrid Adams in Qatar, provides children from six months to four-and-a-half with a musical experience, to help develop their skills and become melody makers. Classes are QR700 or QR770 for ten sessions including take-home materials.
6677 7399, musictogether.sy@gmail.com

Fitness sessions

With worldwide branches, My Gym also has a spot in Qatar to help kids develop strong bodies and healthy minds through a range of great classes from cardio and karate and customised programmes for various age groups between six weeks and seven years.
4464 1429, mygym-qatar.com

Baby sitting and more

This reliable service not only provides a whole host of home services such as cleaning, washing, cooking and more, but also a baby-sitting service six days a week for QR60 per hour (minimum four hours). The website has an instant messaging service so you can book anything painlessly and quickly.
7736 2999, qatarmaids.com

Special needs education
A rare centre which provides specialised teaching in a school setting for kids aged three to 16 with special educational needs. These include individual therapy sessions, and one-on-one, big and small group classes throughout the school day, supported by recognised therapy programmes.
5586 2409, www.stepbystepqatar.com

Parental network
Due to a high demand for special needs services in Doha, a few Doha Mums members have set up the Out of Sync Network as a forum that allows members to share information, news, experiences, make enquiries and advertise services available. They have a monthly get-together for old and new members to connect and share.
5511 0270, outofsync@dohamums.com

By Katy Gillett
Time Out Doha,

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