interactive birth course in Amsterdam
‘Cursus Bevallen’, a birth course. Full of information about your pregnancy and the delivery, for you and your (birth)partner. When you know more of what awaits you, you will be more confident about the birth.
A monthly birth course on two consecutive Saturdays from 11 to 2.
A ‘one on one’ birth course of two or three private classes is also a possibility, or a one session lesson is available for refreshing the memories of couples who are already parents.
The courses are at Brederodestraat in oud-west.
Topics of delivery course:
The use of illustrations from the Birth Atlas of Dickinson detailing the growth of the baby, an explanation of the placenta, the umbilical cord, the membranes and the delivery itself.
Hospital versus home birth, prolonged pregnancy, starting the delivery and pain killers. Also, the role of the partner, the use of surgical instruments during delivery and the first hours after the birth. Post-natal Period: The pros and cons of breast versus bottle feeding and a DVD of a birth.
The delivery course covers:
Haptonomic exercises (Haptonomy is the science of touching and feeling) , breathing exercises, birth positions and ways to cope with contractions, pelvic floor exercises, the pushing procedure, touch relaxation, massage, active and passive relaxation.
During the delivery course, informational material such as relevant books, feeding pillow, birth-ball, carrying-sling and examples of birth-cards will be made available.