Childbirth Preparation Program

What is Childbirth Preparation Program?

ACCESS Childbirth Preparation

Akriti has partnered with ACCESS – one of the oldest non-for-profit organisations supporting the international community in The Netherlands to provide Childbirth Preparation Courses in Utrecht.  As a Childbirth Educator i bring in all my expertise to ease any apprehensions parents to be may have, as well as share with them what they need to know about giving birth in The Netherlands: from what to expect, and how to prepare for their upcoming birth & plan for Postpartum. The ACCESS course is NOT a HypnoBirthing course.

The program is a series of 4 weekly group classes of 2.5 hours.  Classes are conducted in Utrecht. The classes are a mix of theory and practice. You will also be watching various birthing videos.  The classes will cover the following:

  • Introduction to Childbirth & Labour
  • Labour Preparation
  • Birth Preferences and Birth Companion’s Role during Labour, Birth & Postpartum
  • Birth companion’s role in the entire process
  • Breastfeeding & Postpartum

What will you learn during the course?

Introduction to Childbirth & Labour

What happens in the mother’s birthing body and working of the Uterus Muscles
How does Labour begin and various stages in Labour
Pre-Labour contractions VS True Labour contractions
Breathing techniques for Labour
Introduction into Relaxation Techniques for Labour

Labour Preparation

How a birthing mother may feel during different stages of Labour
Possible Challenges during Labour
Complications in Labour – To be or not to be Concerned
Exercises for the last trimester
Breathing techniques for Birthing

Birth Preferences and Birth Companion’s Role during Labour, Birth & Postpartum

Discussion and Help with writing a Birth Plan
Birth Explained Simply
Pain Medications possibilities at the hospital
Massaging Techniques for Labour
Birthing partner’s role in all three stages of Labour

Breastfeeding & Postpartum

Breastfeeding & Skin to Skin contact
Possible challenges and possible solutions
Postpartum Period & Physical Changes
Postpartum Emotions – Blues Vs Depression
Kraamzorg & Guidance to other important websites & resources
Acces Childbirth Preperatio
For course dates of ACCESS Childbirth Preparation Courses in Utrecht, click here using on ACCESS site, 

To Register, click here use the link:  or email

For inquiries and further details, do not hesitate to contact