Course Centre

So many women, so many preferences

At the Birthing Centre, we hope to offer you, as a pregnant woman, everything you need during your pregnancy. Apart from the antenatal, perinatal and postnatal maternity care given by our midwives and maternity nurses, we also offer a wide range of antenatal classes. We have our own course centre where we work with instructors who reflect our vision. They will provide you with loving and expert support during your pregnancy and prepare you for the birth of your child.

We recommend that all women follow an antenatal class. Also when you are pregnant with your second child because it just feels really good to take some time and an hour of relaxation per week for this baby as well. During the antenatal class, you will learn many things about being pregnant and childbirth. You will also meet other young mothers who will have a child of the same age as your own child. This sometimes results in friendships for life!

Register for a class when you are about 20 weeks pregnant.

For questions about the different classes, including administrative questions, you can contact the course instructor directly. The contact details are listed with every class.

Corinne Sprenger is specialized in pregnancy massage, overdue massage, fertility massages and a massage for after the delivery.

The antenatal class in English in Amsterdam! This course is given by Truus Gale, an experienced Dutch midwife with 23 years
practical experience, and a childbirth educator in English since 2005.

IN DUTCH. Every month one of our midwifes will tell you all the important information about the delivery. Also see the page links & downloads for more labour and birth information.

IN DUTCH. You can contact our lactation expert, Marieke van Luin, about a (private) session in english. She is the best. And she can give you all the ins and outs on breastfeeding.

IN DUTCH. De cursus zwangerschapsyoga is een combinatie van doeltreffende ademhalingstechnieken en ontspanningsoefeningen, actieve yogahoudingen en nuttige informatie betreffende je zwangerschap en bevalling.

IN DUTCH. MOM & CO positive practice geeft een all-round zwangerschapscursus met elementen van Hypnobirthing. Gegeven door een ervaren verloskundige of doula.

IN DUTCH. Je leert in het hier en nu te komen, met alle aandacht voor je lichaam en je ongeboren baby. En hoe je dit kunt toepassen bij de bevalling, waar het je zal helpen rustig en gefocust te blijven.

IN DUTCH. Een actieve en praktische no-nonsense cursus. Het is de meest veelzijdige en complete zwangerschapscursus die er is.

IN DUTCH. In een prettige sfeer en een goede balans tussen theorie, yoga en ontspanning word je goed voorbereid op de bevalling.

IN DUTCH. Een compacte cursus die goed te combineren is met andere cursussen.

IN DUTCH. Een praktische cursus van 4 lessen met diverse effectieve oefeningen zowel voor je lichaam als voor je ademhaling.

Private (couple) sessions also in english. Group lessions IN DUTCH. Vertrouwen krijgen in de bevalling door aanraking en contact tussen jou en je kindje wordt je in deze cursus aangereikt.

Mirjam Vos is a prenatal coach for more then 25 years and also gives a postnatal course ‘together with your baby’. The course at our centre is IN DUTCH. But she also teaches how to massage your baby. In private or in a small group.

Meike Wouda, Fysio Mom, knows everything about how to start slowy with physical exercise. The group lessons are IN DUTCH. But she also gives private sessions. And you can bring your baby!

IN DUTCH. Wil jij naast de liefde en zorg voor jouw kindje ook een manier vinden om ruimte en compassie voor jezelf te hebben?

IN DUTCH. The first aid course for parents at the Birth Centre is given in Dutch. But there are several others in Amsterdam given in English. See the wesbite Amsterdam Mamas, and Simone Davies.

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"A class sometimes leads to lifelong friendships!"