Welcome to our fun, informative and interactive English birth course. This is a blended learning course taught by one of our fantastic duo midwife and doula teams. Our birth course will help you prepare, make informed choices and feel confident about the birth of your baby. Our course is a combination of online home learning and our in-person 'Comfort Measures' practice session.
Our unique combination of medical, psychological and practical knowledge provides a complete birth preparation package for you and your partner. Between us we have in-depth local experience of all of the hospitals and birthing centres across The Hague, Leiden, Zoetermeer, Delft and Rotterdam.
We know that pregnant couples giving birth away from their home country have a lot of questions about giving birth in Holland, and are often far from friends and family. Our courses are a wonderful mix of couples from all over the world and will give you a really good opportunity to get to know other parents-to-be in the area. Together you will be able to discuss and learn from each other and our experienced teachers about the joys and difficulties of becoming a new family far from home.
Consider joining a course in a different city if the dates suit you better. Make a day of it and spend a weekend or a relaxing evening out with dinner in historic Delft or amazing Rotterdam.
The blended version of our course uses a combination of theoretical preparation and an in-person 'Comfort Measures' practice You will receive access to the digital home learning package. Following this we will welcome you at our in-person session where you can practice essential hands-on techniques together with your birth partner. There will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions and the follow-up information will support you in designing your own personal birth plan.
Our in-person sessions are designed to keep you safe while learning essential hands-on techniques to help you during your birth. We have redesigned our course to deliver the majority of the theory online and practice the comfort measures together with your birth partner in person. We will run small groups of 5 couples with adequate spacing to allow you to safely learn while keeping adequate distance. We will provide a hygienic environment, adhering to the RIVM regulations. Before the practice session we will require all participants to confirm they have no symptoms. We will offer a Zoom option for anyone with symptoms, (or high risk) to follow the in-person session via video link if necessary.
Come join us!
Course dates and locations
The Comfort Measures sessions will be given on the dates below from 14:00pm - 17:00pm
If we are in lockdown at the time of the Comfort Measures session we will do an interactive zoom session from 14:00 - 17:00
- Sunday 2 May 2021 - Rotterdam
- Sunday 6 June 2021 - Delft
- Sunday 4 July 2021 - Delft