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ACCESS Childbirth Preparation Classes

ACCESS has been helping the international community for over 35 years. One of their services is providing childbirth preparation courses in several major cities in the Netherlands. The childbirth preparation classes in The Hague are currently held offline. I am only teaching the Wednesday evening classes, 5 weeks.


Schedule of NEW class dates for 2024 :


January 10, 17, 24, 31 – February 07, 2024

February 14, 21, 28 – March 6, 13, 2024 

March 27- April 3, 10 , 17, 24, 2024    

June 19, 26 - July 3, 10, 17, 2024

July 24, 31- August 7, 14, 21, 2024 

September 4, 11, 18, 25 -October 2, 2024 

October 9, 16, 23, 30 - November 6, 2024

November 20, 27 - December 4, 11, 18, 2024


Trainer for these classes: Meida van Baal


The purpose of these classes is to help expectant couples familiarize themselves with birthing in the Netherlands. Having a baby at home is still an option in the Netherlands, but with the rise of births in hospitals, couples need to be informed what to expect and what is available when they decide to have their baby in a hospital. This comprehensive course makes learning about pregnancy, labor, birth and the postpartum interesting, interactive and informative. The course will give you the knowledge you need to approach labor with more confidence.  It is also a great way to meet people and to learn about resources available in the area. You can join my classes at anytime of your pregnancy.

To register online for The Hague: click here

Class 1:

  • Pregnant female anatomy

  • Stages of labor

  • Pre-labor signs and symptoms

  • Labor progression

  • When to go to the hospital

  • Prenatal tips and giving birth in the Netherlands

Class 2:

  • Finding balance and making room for the baby

  • Dilation stage or stage 1: early, active and transition

  • Partner support during dilation stage-how you can help

Class 3:

  • Hormones and their benefits

  • Pain, emotions

  • Comfort measures-water therapy, TENS, counter pressure, breathing etc.

  • Writing a birth plan

  • Pain medications

Class 4:

  • Pain medications continued

  • Medical interventions: induction, vacuum delivery, c-section, etc.

  • Partner support during a medical intervention

  • Home vs hospital delivery and healthcare workers

Class 5:

  • Stage 2- Birth of the baby/pushing stage

  • Stage 3- Birth of the placenta

  • Summarizing the key points of labor and delivery

  • Postpartum

  • Breastfeeding

  • Kraamzorg week, a brief overview


Coffee morning and birth stories


€325 per mother-to-be/couple. Including handouts, extra tips, important links, video links, help with the birth plan

For more information, please contact me.

In-depth workshop:

Delve deeper and practice movements with...


Body Ready Method® 

Body Ready Birth Workshop 



The Body Ready Birth Workshop is here in The Netherlands and I am authorized to teach this powerful workshop to you and your partner to help reclaim the body’s natural wisdom for birth in a world that has made it forget!

This course is a great supplement to my current childbirth preparation course or any other prep course. There will be more hands-on activities.

We will learn how to create space in the pelvis. We will also have pelvis prep classes for each level of the pelvis to help you better understand clues to know where your baby is during labor.

The Body Ready Method® believes that when we learn about and practice positions, we prepare the body to be able to find them, intuitively. We want to create that mind-body connection, so you can intuitively access them in birth!  

With this new workshop, you and your birth partner can look forward to:

🤝 Innovative hands on techniques to increase comfort and connection during labor

🔬 Knowledge of birthing positions and techniques to help labor progress smoothly and effectively

👐 Techniques to prepare the pelvis for birth at every level 

😎 Total confidence going into birth with the wisdom of what to do, when and why

… and much more


-Intro and foundation to BRB

-Labor flow state and how inner work, communication and education (ICE) can influence this state

-The dynamic, movable pelvis and baby's journey through the 3 levels of the pelvis

-8 Key moves of the pelvis-what they are, where they create space, where they restrict space

-4 base positions for labor and birth

-Explore all positions in birth

-Partner support


Full price €200. (includes a 4 hour workshop, student pack with movement/flow videos for each level of the pelvis, handouts and pdfs)

Class dates :

Intensive 4 hour session (location: The Attic Yoga Studio, Jan van Nassaustraat 115, The Hague)

May 12, 2024 (12:00-16:00)

June 22, 2024 (12:00-16:00)

July 14, 2024 (12:00-16:00)

August 10, 2024 (12:00-16:00)

September 14, 2024 (12:00-16:00)

October 12, 2024 (12:00-16:00)

November 23, 2024 (12:00-16:00)


Register https://forms.gle/JDNLwaHeu6vGtK9q8 , or contact me at meida@miterandco.nl for questions, other venues or private classes.

I can’t wait to support you in becoming Body Ready for Birth!


Take Control of your birth

Body Ready Birth Workshop

Learn to open your pelvis at all 3 levels of the pelvis. Practice moves to make that muscle-brain connection and to help make more room for your baby.

Get partner ready. You and your partner will learn hands-on techniques, so he/she will feel confident and know what to do on your big day.

Prevent birth injuries by learning how to open the bottom of your pelvis during pushing.