During Corona time: the One-Sunday course is split in two parts: and online part of three hours on Saturday and a practical face-to-face part of 3,5 hours on a Sunday. We will not have more than 6 couples in total.
a Private Consultation takes two-and-a-half hours, just you, your partner and me in the comfort of your own home. Both are informative if intensive workshops.
I explain how the Dutch healthcare system works. We practise various breathing exercises in the different stages of labour.
We cover a number of back massage and relaxing techniques. I explain the different possibilities about pain relief. We also try out different birthing positions that can be useful during labour.
The big difference is that the One Sunday course gives us much more time to cover topics such as the C section, instrumental delivery, post-natal depression and the first week with your newborn. During a restaurant lunch you can interact with other international expectant couples. At the end of the day you have an opportunity to share ideas with the other couples and we do a rehearsal “Time line puzzle” to see if everything you learned today is clear. We finish with an empowering birthing film.
In both courses I provide hardcopy handouts with homework, summaries and a timeline for dads during labour, followed by more digital documents. In the One Sunday course you also receive the PowerPoint presentation afterwards.