Information evening

Childbirth Preparation information evening in English

Intended for couples more than 32 weeks pregnant

This course is a one-off childbirth preparation session of about 2.5 hours, in which couples are advised how best to prepare for giving birth and to make informed choices. If you already have a child you may find this evening useful as a refresher to prepare yourself for the big day. The course is presented by Truus Gale, a Dutch midwife for more than 20 years and prenatal teacher.

Subjects to be handled

  • How the health system treats childbirth in the Netherlands
  • Dilation, what happens in your body; when to call the midwife
  • Attitude towards contractions and pain
  • Different ways to cope with labour and how your partner can support
  • Pain relief possibilities at home, in the hospital and in the Birth Clinic
  • Breastfeeding information
  • Hand-outs including birth stories of expats
  • Your questions answered

In the break you will be given a guided tour of the adjacent Birth Clinic Amsterdam Costs: €20,-pp or €30,- per couple


Coursecentre Geboortecentrum Amsterdam, Genestetstraat 3


You can send an e-mail to with your name, address, telephonenumber and due date. 


De Genestetstraat 2
1054 AX Amsterdam

For non urgent questions call the midwife mo-fri
from 9.00-9.30
020-683 1640

The assistent of the midwifes can be reached by phone mo-fri
from 9.30-16.30
020-683 1640

The midwife on duty can be reached 24/7 in case of labour or emergencies:

Red team:
020 - 260 1706

Yellow team:
020 - 260 1287