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Many Dutch health insurance companies reimburse all or a portion of childbirth education classes with a supplemental policy (aanvullende verzekering).


Childbirth Preparation Course

€240 per couple

BLOOM - House of Health

Koninginnegracht 28

2514 AB The Hague

A five week course to prepare couples for labor and delivery in The Netherlands. Topics covered include:

  • All you need to know about the Dutch health-care system
  • Stages of labor, what to expect and how it will feel
  • Natural pain relief techniques including breathing, positioning, massage and acupressure
  • Pros & cons of medication
  • Induction, medical interventions, c-section
  • Postpartum period & breast-feeding (limited)

Wednesday evening from 19.00 - 21.00. A minimum of three to four couples required to run a group course otherwise a private or semi-private class can be arranged.

 

One-day Intensive Childbirth Class

€240 per couple

BLOOM - House of Health

Koninginnegracht 28

2514 AB The Hague

Would you like to learn the essentials of labor and delivery in a compact, one day session? Then this class is just for you! The day will be a mixture of theory, practice and discussion. Topics covered are the same as those taught during the 5 week course.

Coffee, tea, snacks &  a light lunch are included in the class fee.

Sundays from 10.00 - 16.30. A minimum of three couples required to run this intensive one day course otherwise a private or semi-private class can be arranged.

 

Private Childbirth Preparation Class

€175 for one 2,5 hour session                

€395 for three sessions of 2 hours

By appointment in Oegstgeest or in your own home.

 

Are you unable to join the group class or would you prefer private lessons? Then this option is perfect for you. During three, 2 hour sessions you and your partner will learn the essentials of giving birth in The Netherlands. Topics covered are the same as taught in the 5 week group course. 

Theory and hands-on techniques in the privacy of your own home.

Day and evening sessions available.

 

Refresher Class

€175 for one 2,5 hour session   

By appointment in Oegstgeest or in your own home.

 

Is this your second (or subsequent) pregnancy? Maybe you gave birth in another county and  would you like to learn about delivery in The Netherlands. Or your first was a c-section and you want to know how to deal with labor pain. Whatever the reason, a tailor-made refresher class will prepare you and your partner for labor and delivery.

Day and evening sessions available. 

 

Acupressure for Expecting Couples

€75 for a one hour    session in Oegstgeest, €90 on location.

By appointment in Oegstgeest or in your own home.

 

Acupressure points help the body to work more efficiently. From a medical model, they can be viewed as promoting the release of endorphins, blocking pain receptors to the brain, dilating the cervix and increasing the efficiency of contractions.

See also Acupuncture for information on the use of acupuncture as a routine prebirth treatment, in the case of breech position and to promote labor if post-term.

Day and evening appointments available. 

 

Baby Massage Workshop

Private : €75 per participant/couple (€85 on location)

Group: €35 per  participant/couple (€45 on location)

 

Baby Massage is a wonderful way to communicate with your baby. A new parent is so focused on feeding, bathing and cleaning that we often forget to just stop and relax with our baby. Instruction can begin as early as 6 weeks but I prefer to start at around 8 weeks when your baby's schedule is a bit more regular. 

Who is it for? Mothers, fathers, grandparents & caregivers.

 

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