Details of the course
The birth preparation course consist of 4 x 2-hour sessions with the following topics:
1. Birth in the Netherlands, roles of hormones through the stages of labour and birth
2. Informed decision making, pain management, interventions
3. Birthing position, comfort measures, breathing techniques
4. The baby is here- breastfeeding, caring for the newborn
The course is held by Julia Szalai, birth doula, childbirth educator and pregnancy yoga teacher living in Amsterdam. She has been assisting expecting families who have relocated since 2012.