ACCESS Childbirth Preparation Courses Dates

By Meida van Baal, Doula and Maternity nurse

The five weekly course costs €295. As of August 2021, the price will be €325 icluding btw.

Extensive Course dates for 2021 (Wednesdays 18:45-21:00) will be taught by Meida:

February 10,17, 24 - March 03, 10, 2021

April 21, 28 - May 05, 12 , 19, 2021

May 26- June 07, 14, 21, 28, 2021

August 04, 11, 18, 25 - September 01, 2021

September 08, 15, 22, 29 - October 06, 2021

October 13, 20, 27 - November 03, 10, 2021

Some of the topics covered include:

  •     The Dutch health system as pertaining to prenatal and postpartum care
  •     The three 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 pain relief
  •     Instrumental assisted delivery (vacuum extraction, caesarean section)
  •     Breastfeeding information (limited)
  •     First week of motherhood
  •     Dutch habits and customs


At the moment the courses are taught online until further notice.

For more information and registration, click here on the link,https://access-nl.org/childbirth-courses/dates-locations/.