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ACCESS Childbirth Preparation Program

Preparation for Birth as Normal & Natural Process – Childbirth Preparation Program offered through Access Expat Desk

Akriti has partnered with ACCESS – International Community to bring in Akriti Childbirth Preparation Classes in Utrecht & in The Hague.

It is a partner’s program which covers the entire gamut of Pregnancy, Childbirth, Birth Practices in NL & Postpartum.
The course consists of 4 classes with one class per week of 2.5 hours.

  • Introduction to Childbirth & Labor
    What happens in the mother’s birthing body and working of the Uterus Muscles
    How does labor begin and various stages in labor
    Pre labor contractions VS True labor contractions
    Breathing techniques for labor
    Introduction into Relaxation Technqiues for Labor 

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

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

  • Breastfeeding & Post-Partum
    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

Fee for the course is €240.

You can find more details about the course here:
If you’re interested in registering for the course, please email ceb@access-nl.org

Short Birth Preparation Course

The course covers the following

  • Anatomy of Pregnancy & Development of the Baby in the trimesters
  • Nutrition & Healthy eating habits during Pregnancy
  • Various Presentations of the baby
  • Writing a Birth Plan
  • Pain Management & Natural ways of coping with Pain
  • Exercises to Tone the muscles during trimester
  • Preparing for Labor & Childbirth
  • Getting ready for Breastfeeding, Postpartum & Early Parenting

The program is conducted over 2 evenings for 3 hours each.
For more information please get in touch with Chitra Natarajan:

E-mail: chitra@akriti.nl
Phone: +31 (0)6 43061731


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