ACCESS childbirth preparation courses online
Within days of the first press release announcing measures to protect the Dutch population from COVID-19, ACCESS set forth its new childbirth preparation courses. From that moment, all our trainers were introduced to, familiarised themselves with, and have continued to improve upon their online teaching skills. And, we are all extremely pleased with the results.
Local knowledge & insights
While the courses have moved online, the content, and experience of local birth trainers is part of the secret to our success. They know what is happening locally, how maternity-care is working under the current COVID-19 situation and how best to prepare for the birth, as well as post-birth care of infants and parents. Locally trained and knowledgeable professionals are just part of what our courses offer. Granted, the face-to-face opportunities are reduced, but the contacts encouraged between participants living close to one another, and the promise of gatherings with their babies several months down the road are all part of the attraction. For, as we have always firmly believed, one thing is preparing for the birth, another thing we want to contribute to though, are the connections for the years which follow.
Open to all
Granted, now that the courses are online, temporarily they are also available to all expectant internationals, regardless of where they live in the Netherlands. So, if you are expecting, and would like to prepare for the delivery in English, with other internationals then please do check our website for the dates and times of the courses which would best suit you. An overview of various dates currently on offer can be found here.
“I heard a lot of good feedback from friends about this course and it indeed exceeded my 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 delivery in the Netherlands and I have now 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 for her help and kindness during these sessions.” Clem & Nico, Utrecht 2020
“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, guiding us to looking forward to a healthy pregnancy and delivery. The workouts 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 via online. Overall, we are pleased with the course.” Shiyona & Vinai, Utrecht 2020
“First of all, we would like to thank you for last weekend’s class. It was very informative and we specially appreciated the way you explained everything and see how passionate you are about what you are doing.” participant, Rotterdam, 2020
Want to know more about our courses, when you should take them and when they are scheduled in 2020? There are a series of events published on Facebook, but an overview of all dates, times can be found on our website. Please do take a look here, where dates are set for 2020 and register for the one which best suits you. And know this, we are here to help you comfortably, and safely manage this new phase in your lives. Congratulations.