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5-weekly Childbirth Course・ACCESS I The Hague

July 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Starting (or expanding) a family far from home, where health care practices and customs may differ, can be overwhelming. This is why the ACCESS Childbirth Preparation Courses have been so popular over the years. In addition to answering your questions, you will also learn how to prepare for labour and delivery in the Netherlands.

The Hague – Courses offered by Meida van Baal and Maggie Bijl

What to expect

Our courses are designed for couples/parent(s) and are offered either as a weekly class or as a one-day intensive course. Check Dates & Locations for exact details in your area. Our trainers suggest that you be at least 26 weeks pregnant or during your third trimester when starting the course.

The cost of the five-weekly extensive ACCESS Childbirth Preparation Course plus a baby reunion is €325.
A receipt is issued upon payment, and fees include 21% VAT.

Some of the topics covered include:

  •     The Dutch health system as pertaining to prenatal and postpartum care
  •     The stages of labour and delivery
  •     Relaxation, breathing and massage techniques to deal with labour pain
  •     The role of the birthing partner during labour and delivery
  •     Attitude towards pain and contractions
  •     Breathing and positioning during the different stages of labour
  •     The pros and cons of medical pain relief
  •     Instrumental assisted delivery (vacuum extraction, caesarean section)
  •     Breastfeeding information (limited)
  •     First week of motherhood
  •     Dutch habits and customs

* The costs of the course may be reimbursed by your health insurance. ACCESS, however, bears no responsibility for this process. Please check with your insurance company for details.

Extensive courses take place on Wednesday evenings for 5 weeks, from 19.00 – 21.00.
WHEN: Wednesdays July 24, 31 and August 07, 14, 21
WHERE: ‘The Estate’ of Zein Child Care at Jozef Israelsplein 36 2596 AV Den Haag.

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July 24
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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“The Estate” at Zein Child Care
Jozef Israelsplein 36
Den Haag, 2596 AV Netherlands
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