Childbirth Preparation COurses

Our courses are designed to provide the opportunity to explore a wide range of issues surrounding pregnancy, labour and early parenting, in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. We offer a mixture of information-sharing, discussion and practical skills. You and your partner will have input into the content of the course which is designed around your needs.

While the full Child Preparation Course is for couples, one class per course is just for the women. This is a social class with the emphasis very much on establishing friendships and building support networks. On this occasion the partners are encouraged to make arrangements for their own social evening to exchange their experiences as dad's to be.

Topics Covered

  • Late pregnancy; ailments and coping strategies.

  • Giving birth in the Netherlands; the Dutch Maternity Services.

  • Three stages of labour; what is happening physically.

  • Positions for labour and how partners can help.

  • When to call the midwife.

  • Pain relief; options and implications.

  • Relaxation, breathing and massage techniques.

  • Assisted deliveries, induction and caesarean birth.

  • Breastfeeding.

  • Life with a new baby.

  • Birth Plans/Preferences.

There are a variety of locations and formats, whether you want to follow a courses over a number of weeks or in one day, there is a course to suit everyone.

Your choice of courses include:

For those who want the course in bite-sized pieces and the opportunity to make friends and forge support networks.

5 weekly courses. including woman's social class and postnatal reunion.



When: Fridays 19:50 - 21:50 

Where: Stadionweg 283, 1076 PA Amsterdam

Cost: €275 per couple per course (inclusive 21% VAT + Reunion)

Course Reference and Dates - 2019/20


K209: Friday - September 27, October 4, 11, 18 (women’s class)25.

K212: Friday - November 8, 15, 22, 29 ( women’s class) December 6.

K216: Friday - January 10, 17, 24, 31 (women’a class) January 7.

K220: Friday - February 14, 21, March 8, 13 (women’s class) 20.

K223: Friday - March 27, April 3, 17, 24 (women’s class) May 1.


When: Wednesdays 19:40 - 21:40 

Where: Van der Veerlaan 53, 1181 RA Amstelveen 

Cost: €275 per couple per course (inclusive 21% VAT + Reunion)



K210: Wednesday - October 9, 16, 23, 30 (women’s class) November 6.

K213: Wednesday - November 13, 20, 27 December 4 (women’s class) 11.

K215: Wednesday - January 8, 15, 22, 29 (women’s class) February 5.

K219: Wednesday - February 12, 19, March 4, 11 (women’s class ) 18.

K222: Wednesday - March 25, April 1, 8, 22 (women’s class) 29.




Sunday Course

A condensed single session for those whose lifestyle or preference is to do the course in one day but with the optional extra of a women's social class giving the opportunity to make friends.


Sunday Course 

When: Sunday 9:30 - 16:30

Where: Van der Veerlaan 53, 1181 RA Amstelveen

Cost: €330 per couple per course (inclusive 21% VAT + Optional woman's class)


K211: Sunday - November 10. 

K214: Sunday - December 8.

K217: Sunday - January 12.

K218: Sunday - February 9.

K221: Sunday - March 8.

K224: Sunday - April 5.

Private Course

Sometimes there just isn't enough time, or scheduling doesn't allow your to follow a standard course. Perhaps you prefer to prepare for the birth and your baby just with your partner, or you are having a second baby and only need a refresher class. if you are interested in a private course, please contact us so that we can discuss your needs and tailor the class to suit you.

Cost: €90 per hour (inclusive 21% VAT)