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4-weekly childbirth course・ACCESS with Akriti I Amsterdam

February 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm


Akriti has partnered with ACCESS – one of the oldest non-for-profit organisations supporting the international community in The Netherlands to provide Childbirth Preparation Courses in Utrecht.  As a Childbirth Educator i bring in all my expertise to ease any apprehensions parents to be may have, as well as share with them what they need to know about giving birth in The Netherlands: from what to expect, and how to prepare for their upcoming birth & plan for Postpartum. The ACCESS course is NOT a HypnoBirthing course.

The program is a series of 4 weekly group classes of 2.5 hours. The classes are a mix of theory and practice. You will also be watching various birthing videos.  The classes will cover the following:

  • Introduction to Childbirth & Labour
  • Labour Preparation
  • Birth Preferences and Birth Companion’s Role during Labour, Birth & Postpartum
  • Birth companion’s role in the entire process
  • Breastfeeding & Postpartum

What will you learn during the course?

Introduction to Childbirth & Labour

  • What happens in the mother’s birthing body and working of the Uterus Muscles
  • How does Labour begin and various stages in Labour
    Pre-Labour contractions VS True Labour contractions
  • Breathing techniques for Labour
  • Introduction into Relaxation Techniques for Labour

Labour Preparation

  • How a birthing mother may feel during different stages of Labour
  • Possible Challenges during Labour
  • Complications in Labour – To be or not to be Concerned
  • Exercises for the last trimester
  • Breathing techniques for Birthing

Birth Preferences and Birth Companion’s Role during Labour, Birth & Postpartum

  • Discussion and Help with writing a Birth Plan
  • Birth Explained Simply
  • Pain Medications possibilities at the hospital
  • Massaging Techniques for Labour
  • Birthing partner’s role in all three stages of Labour

Breastfeeding & Postpartum

  • Breastfeeding & Skin to Skin contact
  • Possible challenges and possible solutions
  • Postpartum Period & Physical Changes
  • Postpartum Emotions – Blues Vs Depression
  • Kraamzorg & Guidance to other important websites & resources

Time 10am to 12.30pm
Sunday, 18th Feb 2024
Sunday,  25th Feb 2024
Sunday, 3rd March 2024
Sunday, 10th March 2024

Prices: 325€ incl. VAT

Acces Childbirth Preparation
For course dates of ACCESS Childbirth Preparation Courses in Amsterdam (from Feb 2024 onwards) & Utrecht , click here using on ACCESS site 

→ To register, click here use this link or email ceb@access-nl.org

Akriti offers Childbirth Courses specially designed for parents-to-be in The Netherlands.

Our programs prepare expectant parents for a safe, calm, gentle and healthy birthing experience:
• One/Half day Childbirth preparation courses in Hilversum and Amstelveen
• ACCESS Childbirth Preparation Courses in Amsterdam and Utrecht
• HypnoBirthing® Refresher– HypnoBirthing refresher course is ONLY for Parents who have done the HypnoBirthing – Mongan Method course first time around
• HypnoMothering
• Infant Massage Course

→ Click on this link to learn more about Chitra and her services.


February 18
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Amsterdam, Netherlands + Google Map

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