Prenatal class

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During this enjoyable and instructive class both you and your partner will get a lot of hands on information. The most important aspects of giving birth will feature the class as well as what to expect from the health system in the Netherlands. I can assure you all your questions will be answered!

Subjects of the class:

  • What happens to your body during dilation?
  • Ways to cope with labour pain
  • What can a partner do to support ?
  • Positions to help dilation go faster
  • Pain relief options in the Netherlands
  • Tips & tools for your birth plan
  • Possible interventions
  • Dutch habits in childbirth

Both group and private classes are offered and the costs are (partially) covered by most of the Dutch health insurance companies.

Group class

The 4-hour group classes are scheduled on a Sunday afternoon, every 5 to 6 weeks. Groups are small to guarantee the personal touch. The childbirth educator of this class will either be my colleague Lisa Meijer or me.
Fee: 175 euro (incl. 21% VAT) per couple.
Included are: coffee, tea, juice and a handout.
Place: Midwifery Practice Onder de Linde, Koninginneweg 113 in Haarlem (on the corner of the Wagenweg and Koninginneweg).
Parking facilities are free of charge on our private parking place.
Time: 1 – 5 PM

Private childbirth class

In case you prefer a more personalised class, you can book a private childbirth class, in the comfort of your own home. During a private class of approximately 3 hours the features are similar to the group class. A private class will definitely help you to make your own, personal, informed choices.
Childbirth educator of this class will be me and the costs are 235 euro per couple, including travel costs and 21% VAT.

A follow up private class

It’s very well possible to book a private class in addition to a group class or as second private class.
During an additional meeting, I will provide both of you with extra tools to make labour easier (for example more breathing & relaxation techniques, positioning and acupressure). There’s also opportunity to focus on your personal questions and wishes and/or to talk about your birth plan. An additional private class takes 1,5 – 2 hours and the fee is 150 euro.


The classes are

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

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

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

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

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