Information and courses

We think it is important that you can come to us for more than standard obstetric care. There is a lot involved in the process of birth. That is why we have an extensive range of information evenings and courses. If you want to register or have any questions about our courses, please send us an e-mail to: info@verloskundigcentrumschiedam.nl

Information evening about pregnancy

For many pregnant women and their partners, pregnancy is an exciting time. As a pregnant woman, your body undergoes many changes that are noticeable in all sorts of ways. Many questions may arise. The most important topics in pregnancy are discussed during the information evening. There is also room for questions. The information is given monthly by midwife Sylvia. Participation in the information evening is free. Send us an e-mail if you want to register for this course.

Information evening about delivery

During the information evening, information is given on all kinds of topics regarding the birth and the maternity period. This information can help you make all kinds of choices, for example where you want to give birth, whether you want pain relief and whether you want to give breastfeeding or not. Ask during the pregnancy check-up or by e-mail for the next information date. The information is given by midwife Sabrina or Sylvia. Participation in the information evening is free. Send us an e-mail if you want to register for this course.

Information evening about breastfeeding

If you choose to breastfeed or if you still have doubts about breastfeeding, it is useful to come to this information evening. Good preparation for starting breastfeeding can be very valuable for the success of breastfeeding. In collaboration with lactation expert Jessie van Dijk – Budding we organize this interesting information evening. Ask during the pregnancy check-up or by e-mail for the next information date. Participation in this information evening costs 15 euros. Send us an e-mail if you want to register for this course.

Sling wear consultations

We naturally want to keep our babies close to us, where they are safe and secure. In our busy life it is not always easy and possible to keep your baby with you continuously. Carrying your baby in a sling or baby carrier offers the possibility to carry your baby with you continuously and to have your hands free. In addition, carrying your baby is incredibly good and as scientifically proven, has many benefits for your baby and for you as parents. If you want to carry your baby, it is important that this is done in the right ergonomic way. Sylvia is devoted to everything that has to do with wearing and has happily carried her own children. In addition, she is a certified wear consultant and she provides wear consultations and workshops in practice. It is possible to register for a workshop or to book an individual wearing consultation or to ask Sylvia questions about wearing. Ask for the dates of the workshop during your pregnancy check-up or send us an e-mail if you want to register for this course. The rates can be found under care offerings and rate.

Course giving birth

During this course you will be prepared (together with your partner) for giving birth. The course provides more insight into the delivery mechanism, pain perception during delivery and we work on expectations. The course is an interactive no-nonsense course and can be followed from 26 weeks of pregnancy. The course is given by midwife Sabrina and midwife Sylvia and consists of three Saturday mornings from 09:30 am to 11:30 am. If you have questions about the course or if you want to register send us an e-mail. The rate can be found under care offerings and rates.

Course transition to parenthood

You are to become parents! One of the most beautiful, biggest, and most extraordinary changes in your life. The preparation for parenthood usually focuses mainly on the physical side of pregnancy. Parents tell us afterward that the emotional, social, and psychological change that comes with having a baby should have received more preparation. This preparation for parenting aims to support (prospective) parents with the challenges of starting parenthood, to strengthen the parent-child relationship as well as the parent relationship. During this course, we will focus on themes such as: expectations of parenthood, the relationship between parents, childhood memories, parent-child bonding, and parenting skills. This so that you have the right tools to take good care of your baby.

Practical information: this course contains 2 information evenings, a course book and when needed a personal consultation. The course is given by Ilse den Exter, she is a teachter at the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences and has studied the transition to parenthood. Ilse herself is the mother of three children. We work in a small group where we can exchange experiences. During the course you will receive information from experts in the field of transition to parenthood. Costs are 95 euros per parent couple. We recommend this course to all our clients who become parents. This course can also be interesting for couples who are already parents. This course can also be interesting for couples who are already parents. You can of course also participate if you prepare for single parenthood. We see that parents when prepared for parenthood:

  • Experiencing less stress and tension
  • Making better choices together
  • Dealing more proactively with the upcoming challenge
  • Faster interpretation of the identity of the parent

Research also shows that the prevention of stress during pregnancy, has many health benefits: for the mother, the child, the pregnancy and it has a positive influence on giving birth as naturally as possible. Do you want more information? Or do you want to register? Let us know during one of your appointments at the practice or send us an e-mail.

Pregnancy yoga

From March 2020 pregnancy yoga classes are given by Ilse den Exter. She is a certified pregnancy yoga teachter and mother of three children. During these classes, responsible yoga postures will be performed, and we’ll be working on your breathing and relaxation. The lessons can be followed during your entire pregnancy and it is possible to follow individual lessons. If you are interested in this, you can send us an email for more information or to register.