Childbirth Preparation Weekend Course

New in 2022 is the Childbirth Preparation Weekend course for couples in Rotterdam.

The content of the course is the same as the One Day course but this course is divided over two days, part one on Saturday and part two on Sunday.
It gives participants more time to process the information received. During this course we look at most aspects of pregnancy, labor, birth, the early days of parenthood and making a Birthplan. There is also attention for the role of the expecting partner. Their support can really make a difference during the birth of the baby.

We will learn about the use of and how to practice breathing and relaxation, use of a birthball, massage and of course this will be practiced. Of course it will be necessary to practice more at your home!

We continue after a few weeks with an additional ZOOM appointment so you can ask all the questions that might popped up in the meantime and repeat all the breathing techniques. A lot of information will be given, so you will receive additional hand-outs. It is a practical preparation for birth: to get all tools to cope with labor. All stages of labor with positions, pushing techniques, postnatal period will be explained.

Courses are, of course, presented in English at Midwive practice Bergweg.

Childbirth Preparation Weekend

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So just what is childbirth preparation and why would you want to go to a childbirth education course?
Many new parents would argue that nothing can prepare you for the real experience of labor or for the change in your life when you become a mother or father.
We would agree that they are partly correct, because everyone’s experience of pregnancy, labor and parenting is unique. Often there are no definitive answers to the multitude of questions prospective parents want to ask. But, knowledge about the process of giving birth, tools to cope with the contractions and the extended role of the partner can make the birth of the baby to a very special, unique experience.
Living in Holland, away from your family and maybe your best friends, the prospect of labor and birth can be especially daunting. You are also away from the medical system that you are familiar with.
The course covers as much emotional and physical aspects of pregnancy, labor and birth and focuses on having a baby in the Netherlands as possible.
There will be enough room to answer all the questions that you might have about giving birth.

The childbirth preparation course offers:

  • Information about the labor process and what follows
  • Preparing for the birth of your child as a couple
  • Chance to build a relationship with other mums and dads-to-be
  • Small groups in a welcoming environment
  • Get your questions answered
  • How the health system works around childbirth in The Netherlands
  • Pain relief, what are the possibilities in the Netherlands
  • The role of midwives
  • Place of birth
  • Attitude towards contractions and pain
  • Relaxation, breathing and massage exercises in the first stage of labour
  • Dilatation, what happens in your body
  • Use of a birth ball
  • Pushing in different positions
  • Instrumental assisted delivery (vacuum extraction, caesarean section)
  • Breastfeeding information (limited)
  • Kraamzorg
  • First week of motherhood
  • Dutch habits and customs

Face to Face if Covid-19 measures allows, otherwise Online

Time:: Saturday: 10:00 - 13:00
Sunday:   10:00 - 13:00
Location: Verloskundig Centrum Bergweg  
  Bergweg 136  
  3036 BJ Rotterdam  
 Cost:  € 225,00  
 Dates:*  Saturday  Sunday
   08-01-2022  09-01-2022 
   05-03-2022  06-03-2022
   30-04-2022  01-05-2022
   09-07-2022  10-07-2022
   10-09-2022  11-09-2022
   12-11-2022  13-11-2022

* All dates subject to change 


You can sign up from 12 weeks of pregnancy.

Please book online using the contactform.