Childbirth Courses Akriti

Childbirth Preparation Program


What is ACCESS Childbirth Preparation Program?

Akriti has partnered with ACCESS Expat Desk – International Community to offer a general Childbirth Preparation Class in Utrecht. It is a program for expectant parents which covers the entire gamut of Pregnancy, Childbirth, Birth Practices in The Netherlands & Postpartum.
The program is a series of 4 weekly group classes of 2.5 hours or a full day course on a weekend.  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

You can find more details about the course here:
If you’re interested in registering for the course, please email