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Courses and other tips

In addition to the educational sessions, we also recommend that you follow a pregnancy course. There are all sorts of courses; you are sure to find one that suits you. Research has shown that staying active during the pregnancy has a beneficial effect on the delivery. It moreover reduces the probability of high blood pressure at the end of your pregnancy. On this page you will also find a few useful apps about e.g. dietary recommendations during pregnancy.


English options

  • Pregnancy yoga Jeannette Grootendorst-Nijhuis: English spoken class possible. Thursday evenings 19.15-20.30u, Sunterra, Clusiushof 7, Oegstgeest. Friday mornings 10.30-11.45u, Dorpscentrum, Lijtweg 9, Oegstgeest.
  • Bevalwijzer: antenatal class(es) for women who want to know everything about childbirth in the Netherlands by former midwife Kirsty Schellekens.
  • Childbirth courses by Accesscourses to help you prepare for labour and delivery in the Netherlands.
  • Childbirth Class Gale:  group sessions or individual courses given by Dutch midwife Truus Gale.
  • Pregnancy course on demand: online course available in English, Polish and Dutch. 
  • When experiencing stress/fear for the birth and or parenthood: Mind in geboorte. Nine mindfullness sessions in the Hague. Also possible when English speaking (is written on their website)

Staying fit & body posture


Nice apps!

  • Medela app: For help and advice. You can track the most important activities with your baby, and it helps you choose the right breastfeeding products. With MyMedela it is just like you have a breastfeedingscoach available 24/7.
  • Doula bevallingscoach: developed by a midwife: very nice during delivery!
  • ZwangerHap: anywhere and anytime answer to your questions about food options during pregnancy.
  • Rost Moves Mama’s: advice on posture and exercises to help prevent and reduce back and pelvic pain.