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Courses and information

20-24 weeks

Please check our site for more information about our information evening during the corona virus!

Antenatal classes can be a pleasant addition to your regular checkups. These are optional, and certainly not essential for a successful birth.  But the class can help to prepare you better. They provide information about what to expect and handy tips in coping with contractions. It is also an opportunity to meet other people who are at the same stage as you and to share experiences with them.  Different people, different expectations; so think about what you want from a pregnancy class and try to find a class that suits you. Consider if it is something you and your partner would like to do together. Many classes organise 1 or 2 separate sessions where partners are also welcome. Some classes are always meant to be attended together.  So that you can make an informed decision, we have listed some tips below to help you find a suitable class and also a number of classes we personally recommend. Have you attended a fun and useful class? Please share this with us! We may add this to our list.

Please note:
We do suggest attending our information evening (especially if this is your first pregnancy). On the bottom of this page you will find further information about this. If you have chosen to breastfeed we recommend attending breastfeeding classes with your partner.  We have listed below which classes we personally recommend.  You may find it helpful to read leaflets/books about breastfeeding and watch relevant videos on YouTube.

Courses

Please find a list of available classes in Utrecht on this https://www.zwangerinutrecht.com/ and for English courses: https://verloskundigenbreedstraat.nl/en/your-first-visit/antenatal-class/

Recommended Classes

Yoga
Yoga makes you aware of all the changes happening in your body and keeps you fit. You will learn to relax and receive useful tips to help you cope with contractions. One we recommend is iYoga.
 

Hypnobirthing
A class suitable for you and your partner. This class teaches you to have confidence in the birth and your body. Hypnobirthing makes uses of visualisations, self hypnosis and special breathing techniques. Find more information at Mucha Mama or SubSense.

Practical class
Level headed and complete preparation for the birth at the Zwangere Zaak

For fathers
David Borman (male midwife) hosts two evenings where he provides a lot of practical information for fathers to be. As a father you will learn what kind of role you can have during the birth.
Get Busy for Fathers To Be

Sporten 
Zwangerfit Binnenstad
Bootcampclub
MomMoves
MominBalance
 

Borstvoeding
https://www.borstvoedingenmeer.nl/dienstverlening/english-information

Information evening

Information evening Breedstraat

Regardless of which class you choose to attend, if this is your first pregnancy we recommend that you and your (birth) partner attend our information evening. Over 1 ½ to 2 hours we provide all practical information you need to know before giving birth. Is this not your first baby? Then you are still very welcome if you need a refresher!

Every six week we host an information evening about the birth. Best time to attend this information evening is when you are between 28 and 34 weeks pregnant.

What is on the menu?

  • The last few weeks of your pregnancy
  • The birth
    • Where to give birth
    • What happens during a (normal) birth?
    • What can you expect from us?
    • What happens if we refer you to a gynaecologist?
    • When should you contact us?
  • The maternity week

Location, times and fees
Saltro Utrecht (Overvecht)
Mississippidreef 83
3565 CE Utrecht

19.30 – +/- 21.15 Introduction with tea and coffee from 19.15.

Fee is €5 per couple. Please pay this in cash on the night.


Tuesday 8 December 2020
Monday 18 January 2021

Register with our assistant via: info@verloskundigenbreedstraat.nl

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