Mommy to Be aims to create a generation of readers from a young age

Qatar Reads and Qatar National Library announced the official launch of their Mommy to Be programme, a unique initiative designed to offer support to expectant mothers and those with newborns and toddlers aged 0 to two years old.

The programme is divided into three phases: pregnancy period, the post-natal period, and the child’s early years. The reading materials are curated by a committee of experts from Qatar National Library, while the workshops aim to equip expectant mothers with a range of practical skills, with topics ranging from prenatal yoga to reading for toddlers.

Qatar Reads Project Manager Aljazi T Al Henzab said that to create a generation of readers and leaders, we need to plant the seeds of learning, curiosity and creativity from an early age. And this is the overarching aim of Mommy to Be.

Mommy to Be is more than just a programme. It provides access to educational reading materials, interactive workshops, and the opportunity to connect with like-minded people through discussions and networking events.

Al Henzab added that pregnancy is an exciting time in a mother’s life, but it can also cause stress and anxiety.

Through this initiative, we want work hand-in-hand with our members to support them on their journey to motherhood, and as they navigate this period of their lives.

Upcoming webinars include a discussion on What To Expect When You Are Expecting on 13 July with Dr Mahmoud Zidan, a specialist from the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department at Hamad Medical Corporation. The session will be in Arabic. Click HERE to register and join the webinar.

Qatar Reads is part of Qatar Foundation. They offer a range of other programmes for various age groups, including the Family Reading Program for children aged three to 13 years old, and Read to Lead for professionals.

For more information about the Mommy to Be programme, or the other initiatives of Qatar Reads, visit