ACCESS Childbirth Preparation Courses Dates

5 evening extensive courses for 2021 are for the international community in The Hague and its surrounding areas.

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Second Lockdown in The Netherlands

Slight changes in the doula and kraamzorg care during lockdown.

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Maternity Care During the Coronavirus Crisis

The following article outlines the guidelines all maternity nurses in the Netherlands must follow.

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Heel Prick Update

'No news is good news' is no longer applicable.

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Childbirth Preparation Trainer

New in 2020! I am one of two new trainers at Access, who will be teaching expectant couples about labor and birth.

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Breastfeeding Guidelines and the Baby Friendly Standards

An kraamzorg organization is expected to provide their clients breastfeeding guidelines and standards set according to WHO and Unicef. Please read the following overview if you are planning to breastfeed your baby.

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Home Birth in the Netherlands

The Netherlands still has the highest percentage of home births in the Western world.

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New->Birth Photography

Professional birth photographer at your labor and delivery.

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Baby Checklist

Simona explains the popular list you get when you sign up for maternity care in the Netherlands.

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Marching Forward

New updates from Mitera & Co.

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Preparatory Timeline

Here is a timeline of what you need to know when you are pregnant in the Netherlands.

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Kraamzorg at Mitera & Co.

Kraamzorg or maternity care from a native English speaker...

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November Photo Shoot

Working with Simona Graszl to renew my pictures for the website.

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Breastfeeding, Don't Fall into a Trap

Breastfeeding can be challenging. Not having sufficient help here in the Netherlands can set you up into breastfeeding failure.

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Newborn Registration

The municipality requests that all newborns be registered within three working days.

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Postpartum Depression

Being more aware of postpartum depression.

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Maternity Health Care Lists

Lists of hospitals, midwives, maternity organizations or nurses, and lactation specialists in The Hague that are geared for the English speaking community.

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Self-care for New Mothers

We all need self-care from time to time, but for new mothers it is even more important.

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V.I.P in the Netherlands

In the Netherlands, V.I.P. does not mean very important person.

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Postpartum Doula, Doula-ing After the Birth

Once the week of maternity care is over in the Netherlands, some new mothers need more time to adjust. A client hired me as a postpartum doula for some extra help.

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Childbirth: Key Items to Pack in Your Hospital Bag

Here are the key items you need in your bag.

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