Why was the village created?

Belgium is a great place to raise a family but sometimes it can be difficult to figure out what your options are, or where to turn for advice or support, especially if you don't speak much French or Dutch.

That's where the village comes in!

We're here to help you navigate the system – and point you in the direction of other English-language groups, associations, resources and support networks – so you can have the best pregnancy, birth and parenting experience possible.

Who's behind the village?

Hi, I'm Siobhán*.

After giving birth to my three sons in Belgium, and having trained as an NCT prenatal teacher, and followed doula training with Michel Odent and Spinning Babies, I wanted to find a way to make sure that expectant parents in Brussels were as informed as possible when it came to their choices about pregnancy and birth.

Bringing the village together was a labour of love, and took MANY late nights. But it's been worth it to play a small part in helping many parents find their way in Belgium. And hopefully in the future it will be an even more dynamic and vibrant place of information and inspiration!

Thank you for visiting!


* Need help pronouncing it? /ʃɪˈvɔːn / shi-VAWN

Want to work with us?


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We’re always on the lookout for like-minded brands who would like to work together with us to increase their visibility and at the same time, bring real value to our readers. If you have an idea for web content that can do this, then please email us at hello@thevillage.be. If we receive compensation in relation to a collaboration, this will be clearly mentioned.


We are happy to accept gifted items / services that are related to pregnancy, birth and parenting, but note that this does not guarantee that the items will be featured on our website. If we do feel that your product / service will particularly resonate with our audience, and with our own ethos, there’s a good chance we will either: 1) include it in a future post on www.thevillage.be or 2) offer the product / service as a giveaway in a competition.


We all love a giveaway, and www.thevillage.be loves to be able to spoil some of its readers with some great giveaway competitions from time to time. If you would like your product / service to feature in one of our competitions, please email us at hello@thevillage.be.