The course in December and January will be spilt up in two parts over the weekend:
an online part (the theory), and a face-to-face part (the practical part: breathing, massage and birthing positions).
Saturday 19 December ONLINE from 14.00-17.15
Sunday 20 December face-to-face from 14.00-17.15
The program described below is when we go back to ONE day sessions next year, but the content of two half days is the same as the ONE day class. In December and January: NO lunch included to minimize the time being in together in one room together. Discount of €25 because there is no lunch included.
This seven-hour Sunday session in English for expectant mothers (over 26 weeks pregnant) and their partners, who want to prepare for the birth of their baby in one day in Amsterdam, and now also in Haarlem!
Face-to-face part: to optimise the ventilation in the classroom we invested in a CleanAir Optima ventilation system with UV light to kill the bacteria and viruses. We advise wearing a face mask upon entering the front door and while moving around in the classroom. While seated during the workshop facemasks may be removed if you wish.
The One Sunday course is an informative if intensive workshop and bridges the gap between the five-evening sessions and the Childbirth Preparation Class 3.0 crash course. I’ll explain how the Dutch system works. We will practise the various breathing exercises in the different stages of your birth and cover a number of back massage and relaxing techniques. I’ll explain the different possibilities about pain relief.
2121: One-day face-to-face course in small groups. During lunch you can interact with other couples. After lunch we take time for trying out different birthing positions that can be useful during labour. At the end of the day you have the opportunity to share ideas with other couples and we do a rehearsal. We finish with an empowering birthing film. You go home with hard copy handouts with homework, summaries and a timeline for dads during labour.
If you prefer a complete ONLINE session of this course, please look on the website of ACCESS