I would highly recommend enrolling in Chitra’s Hypnobirthing class. The content of the course itself was very detailed and offered all the info necessary to understand the birthing process, as well as the various relaxation and practical techniques (positioning, breathing, etc). Participating in this class with my partner was key – we felt so prepared and confident on the day my son was born thanks to what we learned. Chitra is an incredibly warm teacher who spent plenty of time customising the teachings on exactly what each of us in the class wanted to know. She taught us to be empowered and confident in our birth preferences. Thank you, Chitra! My husband and I appreciated the opportunity to meet other expecting (& English speaking) parents in this process.
I Highly recommend the course!
“We got to meet Chitra following the ACCESS child preparation course for expats. What a wonderful person to guide you through the process of mentally and physically preparing for labor (but also for the weeks right before and after). We had the chance to discuss all of our questions and had very interesting conversations with her and the other participants, something you can’t have by just reading a birth preparation book. Chitra is a very positive person that is really on top of her field. What we appreciated the most is that she gave us info and guidance for all sorts of birth scenarios, without any bias towards a certain approach. She also provided us with all sorts of material to study further after the course. Definitely a recommended experience!”
Sofia & Bas
We attended Akriti’s 5-week hypnobirthing birth preparation course, and we were very happy with everything we learned in it. The instructor, Chitra, obviously loves her job, she is very knowledgable, experienced, supportive, and warm. We got much more than we expected from every class, all of our questions were answered, and Chitra also reached out outside classes and after the course to check if any of the couples needed her support with anything, or had any questions. The course itself is great, and it helped us look forward to the birth of our baby without fear. I highly recommend this course to anyone interested in pursuing natural birth with as few interventions as possible.
Dunja & Erwin
We did the english speaking ACCESS birth preparation course with Chitra. We learned a lot and got a lot of info and reassurance about pregnancy, birth and the dutch healthcare system surrounding pregnancy. Chitra is a lovely person who is really supportive and always approachable for help and support. She is very experienced and knowledgeable and shares great tips and resources. I would definitely recommend the course!
Barbara & Serdar
I took a 4week ACCESS childbirth course (online, due to Covid-19) from Chitra. I now feel much more empowered to make meaningful choices in my birth plan. I love her positive attitude towards birth and postpartum. She goes out of her way to help you prepare for your upcoming birth.
Chitra knows her subject very detailed, passionate to tell about and explains the background of the things very well. This helps us to remember why and how the things are the way they are. Also her way of sending the summarised notes and other important tips was very useful. We enjoyed the course very much! Thanks.
We are extremely happy to have attended this course. As first timers this was a much needed one. Chitra is a very good trainer and provided us with a lot of useful information, guided us to looking forward for a healthy pregnancy and delivery. The exercises are indeed very useful. Amidst the corona virus we did miss the social interaction and attending the course in person, but very happy to have completed the course online. Overall , we are pleased with the course.
We very much enjoyed the concept and content of the course. It was very informative on all aspects around what to expect when you are pregnant as well as practical steps one can take to prepare for the birth of your child. Overall it was a wonderful experience and we would recommend it to our friends.
I found this course very informative and it gave me and my husband a nice refresher about pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum phase. Chitra was very open for questions and provided us with a lot of materials which was extra to the course.
I heard a lot of good feedbacks from friends about this course and it indeed exceeded our expectations. For the practice, we had to move from face to face classes to online session due to Corona Virus situation. We feel now more prepared and we know what to “expect” from the labor/ delivery/postpartum period. I feel more comfortable doing this birth in the Netherlands and we now have all the means to handle it. The breathing technique, positions/massages exercise, all the different steps and how the body is reacting. So a big thank you to Chitra for her help and kindness during these sessions.
Chitra is a caring, compassionate and highly qualified childbirth professional. I attended her 5-week hypnobirthing course, which helped me to have a relaxed and truly enjoyable birth experience. Chitra’s course provided essential information about the basic physiological processes of childbirth and what to expect during delivery, while providing a nurturing and supportive environment in which she taught us to understand and work with those processes in a calm and relaxed way, to manage discomfort and reduce stress, to care for ourselves and to support each other.
A friend of mine talked to me about this very nice and enthusiastic person preparing women for birth. I therefore contacted Chitra and she sent me some material. I have to admit that the name, “hypno-birthing”, sounded a bit too hippy at the beginning, then, when I read about the main concept of following mother Nature and your own body predisposition to give birth, I thought that was the way I wanted to go. I then discussed with my partner and he agreed that following a natural method based mostly on self-relaxation, which was a good way to bring our child into the world.
Chitra came recommended by my friend and I was very happy with her course – she is a warm person, makes you feel very comfortable and whole course is intimate, personal and enjoyable. What is more important, she delivers information about the birth so I knew what to expect and how to deal with it – even my husband who knew nothing about labor felt very confident afterwards. That what I value the most – at the end, I was no longer scared, I had no doubts, I learned through the course that I could trust my body – at the end my birth experience is really beautiful one!
Chitra helped me and my partner prepare for the biggest unknown so far – the birth of our first child. During her Hypnobirthing course, we understood what will be happening during birthing and got our preferences for the process crystal clear. That took a lot of pressure of the unknown away. Furthermore, we understood how can my partner help me when the birthing comes – we became a team.
Chitra’s Hypnobirthing classes are informative, eye opening and a must do for every mum and their partner. Only Because of her classes I could remain calm through what was later classified as a very difficult labor.. she goes through various scenarios and teaches you all the possibilities (best to less ideal) to handle unexpected situations .. my husband because of the classes could help me in ways he would never have thought of on his own … her classes give you a lot of confidence in yourself and your abilities. Her classes can turn labour from a medical event in your life to a very personal experience that you share with your partner.