Childbirth Preparation Course

Childbirth Preparation Course

Looking for a childbirth class in English in The Netherlands?
Join this Five-Weekly Course: Every Tuesday 19:00-21:00

This prenatal course in English enables expectant international couples to feel comfortable about having a baby in the Netherlands. The Childbirth Preparation Course is intended for couples more than 26 weeks pregnant. Five evenings (19.00-21.00) on a Tuesday and one postnatal reunion on a Saturday.

  • How the health system treats childbirth in the Netherlands
  • Dilation, what happens in your body; when to call the midwife or hospital
  • Attitude towards contractions and pain
  • Different ways to cope with labour and how partner can support
  • Breathing and massage in the different stages of labour
  • Pain relief possibilities
  • Helping you to make informed choices and handle concerns
  • Exercises such as pushing in different positions
  • Instrumental delivery (vacuum, Caesarean section)
  • Induction: when why and how
  • Referral to English breastfeeding information
  • Referral to doulas; other courses and related websites
  • Dutch habits and customs
  • First week with baby, bonding
  • Postnatal depression
  • Hand-outs of subjects handled in course (including birth stories and birth plan concept)
  • Your questions answered



Truus Gale

Midwife and prenatal coach

Experienced English-speaking midwife and prenatal coach. Specialised in prenatal individual or group information sessions and coaching for international couples expecting a baby in the Netherlands. more...
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