Prenatal class

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Both the 4-hour prenatal group classes as well as the private classes are highly informative and hands-on. A combination of those two options is very well possible and could give you an even better preparation for the birth of your baby.

Group class

The 4-hour groupclass I offer is called “Giving birth in the Netherlands”. It’s an enjoyable and hands on class to inform you and your partner about the highlights of having a baby in the Netherlands.

You will learn about the most important aspects of giving birth in general and what to expect from the health system in the Netherlands. Since groups are small (six couples at the max)  I can assure you all your questions will be answered!

Some topics you will learn about:

  • What happens to your body during dilation?
  • What is labour pain and how can you deal with it?
  • How can a partner provide support ?
  • Positions to help dilation go faster
  • Pain relief options in the Netherlands
  • Possible interventions
  • Dutch habits in childbirth

The best moment to participate is when you’re between 32 and 38 weeks pregnant. It is a Saturday afternoon class class and it takes place every 5 to 6 weeks, so there’s always a class that fits your due date. I recommend you to register in time, because the number of participants is limited (six couples).

Fee:  135 euro (incl. 21% VAT) per couple. Health insurance often cover (part of) this amount. Included are: coffee, tea, juice, a handout and a goodie bag.

Place: Midwifery and Ultrasound Centre “De Schoot”, Schotersingel 81 zwart in Haarlem.

Time: 13.30 hrs – 17.00 hrs

Private childbirth class

Do you prefer more (personalised) information than offered during the group class? Consider to book an additional private childbirth class.
During a private session I can give you extra information and we focus on your personal questions, wishes or your birth plan. Additionally I will provide both of you with extra tools to make labour easier (breathing & relaxation techniques, positioning and acupressure).

It’s also very well possible to book a private class without attending the childbirth preparation class. All the topics as mentioned (group class) will be explained during our very informative meeting.

A private childbirth class takes place at your house (weekdays and daytime only) and takes 2-2,5 hours. The fee is 125 euro and health insurance covers (part of) this amount.

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My classes are

  • covered by health insurance
  • recommended by midwives
  • personal (max. 6 couples)
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Upcoming classes

    • January 25
    • March 14
    • April 18
    • May 16
    • June 27

Do you have a question or would you like to sign up? Please contact me.

Campbell:
“I found Willeke’s class a perfect combination of facts and fun!! ”

Mark:
“I was so glad I came. Honest, no-nonsense information, it was so useful during the birth of our beautiful daughter.”

Aleksandra:
“We are super happy that we visited your course.”

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