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Birth in Holland

Courses for English speaking parents and parents to be.

 

 


BIRTH & PARENTING COURSES

Sophie is co-founder of Birth in Holland and gives The

Confident Birth Course together with a team of doula’s an

 

d midwives. Are you starting a family in The Netherlands? Join one of our birth and parenting courses at Birth in Holland and build your confidence for a stronger start for your family.

Other courses such as CPR and First Aid are available too. Always wanted to feel equipped for household accidents and get CPR under your belt? Get certified in CPR and First Aid for children.

Birth in Holland has a wonderful Postpartum course ‘Baby and me.’ A time for new Mums and their little ones to get together in their pregnancy leave to share, connect and learn.

The Confident Birth course covers many aspects of the birth experience and is especially designed for international families who are English speakers. There will be time to get to know the other couples while discovering more about birth. The informal and creative environment allows for interaction and discussion in smaller groups. Sophie is co-founder of Birth in Holland and gives The Confident Birth Course together with a team of doula’s and midwives. We hope to see you soon at a course that suits your due dates.


TOPICS WE COVER IN THE CONFIDENT BIRTH COURSE

Labour, Birth and Hormones!

Week 1 Saturday from 10.00 – 16.00
After this 1st day together you will:

*Understand how the Dutch system works.
*Understand the physiological process of birth.
*Feel confident that you have tools that will help the process along.
*Understand how hormones can be your friend and not your enemy.
*Have identified your fears and learnt how to reduce your anxiety about and during birth.
*Have learnt some massage tools for the partner to use during labour.
*Have tips on how to optimalize the golden 1st hour of your baby’s life.
*Be able to start writing a birth plan.

Optimizing Birth no matter what comes your way!

Week 2 Saturday from 10.00 – 16.00
After the 2nd day you will feel confident that you:

*Know the options there are for pain relief.
*Know how to reduces stress during labour.
*Have identified your preferred breathing techniques.
*Are informed about the various interventions that can be offered during birth and what to expect when they are necessary.
*Feel equipped to converse with your care provider about decisions that need to be made.
*Have acquired tools the partner can use to be involved in supporting.
*Understand how induction works and how to optimize labour when induction is necessary.
*Have tips on how to optimize bonding when a c-section is necessary.
*Know when to go to the hospital.

We hope to see you soon at a course that suits you.

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