Childbirth Courses
Big Ben Kids is proud to join ACCESS on this partnership. In addition to answering your questions, you will also learn how to prepare for labour and delivery in the Netherlands. It is also a wonderful opportunity to meet other couples in the same boat. Many participants go on to develop lasting friendships, thereby increasing their social network. NEW in 2020: during our evening weekday courses, we have reserved one evening (the third in the series) for mothers’ only, in order to provide clients with a more intimate setting, for the more intimate questions mothers’ to be have.

COVID-19 Announcement

During this pandemic, Big Ben Kids and ACCESS will continue to strive to prepare parents. Our courses WILL CONTINUE – online. Once registered you will receive additional details regarding participation. Thank you for your understanding.

What to expect
Our courses are designed for couples and are offered either as a weekly class or as a one-day intensive course. Check Dates & Locations for exact details in your area. Our trainers suggest that you be at least 26 weeks pregnant or during your third trimester when starting the course.

Some of the topics covered include:

The Dutch health system as pertaining to prenatal and postpartum care
The three stages of labour and delivery
Relaxation, breathing and massage techniques to deal with labour pain
The role of the birthing partner during labour and delivery
Attitude towards pain and contractions
Breathing and positioning during the different stages of labour
The pros and cons of pain relief
Instrumental assisted delivery (vacuum extraction, caesarean section)
Breastfeeding information (limited)
First week of motherhood
Dutch habits and customs

NEW in 2020: a mothers’ only session for the more intimate questions