Childbirth Preparation Weekend Course

New in 2022 is the Childbirth Preparation Weekend course for couples in Rotterdam.

The content of the course is the same as the One Day course, but this course is divided over two days, part one on Saturday and part two on Sunday.
It gives participants more time to process the information received. During this course we look at most aspects of pregnancy, labour, birth, the early days of parenthood and making a Birthplan. There is also attention for the role of the expecting partner. Their support can really make a difference during the birth of the baby.

We will learn about the use of and how to practice breathing and relaxation, use of a birthball, massage and of course this will be practised. Of course, it will be necessary to practice more at your home!

We continue after a few weeks with an additional ZOOM appointment, so you can ask all the questions that might pop up in the meantime and repeat all the breathing techniques. A lot of information will be given, so you will receive additional hand-outs. It is a practical preparation for birth: to get all tools to cope with labour. All stages of labour with positions, pushing techniques, postnatal period will be explained.

Courses are, of course, presented in English at Midwife practice Bergweg.


  • Information about the labor process and what follows
  • Preparing for the birth of your child as a couple
  • Chance to build a relationship with other mums and dads-to-be
  • Small groups in a welcoming environment
  • Get your questions answered
  • How the health system works around childbirth in The Netherlands
  • Pain relief, what are the possibilities in the Netherlands
  • The role of midwives
  • Place of birth
  • Attitude towards contractions and pain
  • Relaxation, breathing and massage exercises in the first stage of labour
  • Dilatation, what happens in your body
  • Use of a birth ball
  • Pushing in different positions
  • Instrumental assisted delivery (vacuum extraction, caesarean section)
  • Breastfeeding information (limited)
  • Kraamzorg (Postnatal care)
  • First week of motherhood
  • Dutch habits and customs


Saturday Sunday

* All dates subject to change 


10:00 – 13:00
10:00 – 13:00
Location:Verloskundig Centrum Bergweg
Bergweg 136
3036 BJ Rotterdam
 Cost:€ 225,00