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Antenatal classes for women who want to know everything about childbirth in the Netherlands

Bevalwijzer means ‘Delivery Guide’ in English. As professional midwives we provide guidance through a range of comprehensive classes for both you and your partner in preparation of the delivery and postpartum time. Our classes and online course are not only about the physical element of childbirth, we also focus on the mental and practical aspects of the delivery. We provide objective professional information, enabling you to gain valuable insight and realistic expectations. As a result, you will experience a sense of ease and control and feel empowered.





Welcome at Bevalwijzer and I may also congratulate you with your pregnancy! Maybe this is your first pregnancy, so everything is new for you. Or you are pregnant from your next child and looking for refreshing information? You are certainly looking for preparation, preparation for your birth. All Bevalwijzer midwives want expectant mothers to have a positive and informed outlook on delivery. Therefore, our antenatal classes focuses on providing you objective and timely information that enhances your knowledge and insight and, gives you and your partner realistic expectations.

Is your due date getting closer and are you starting to get nervous?

Would you like to know what to expect from giving birth (in The Netherlands)?

Is your partner looking for information how to support during labor?

Do you want realistic, objective and professional information about giving birth?

Would you like to be prepared by the childbirth expert; the midwife?

Would you like to learn the different breathing techniques?

Are you anxious about giving birth and you don't know how to get that anxiety under control?

Are there some medical details, but do you also want to prepare for a medical birth?

Would you like to prepare, but don't have much time for this (anymore)?


Get ready for your baby’s arrival in a private session with the content tailored to your individual needs: delivery, breathing techniques, breastfeeding or a combination of the above and more: a short and powerful session from the comfort of your own home. This session is also useful if you’ve given birth before and just want a brief refresher.



Everything you need to know about giving birth in the Netherlands. All captured in one efficient, hands-on class for you and your partner in a group setting together with other couples. Learn about the different stages of delivery, breathing techniques, tools for dealing with pain, how to support each other and more. We cover it all and are happy to answer any question you may have.


Everything you need to know about giving birth in the Netherlands. All captured in an 6-hour. efficient, hands-on online course for you and your birth partner. Learn about the different stages of delivery, breathing techniques, tools for dealing with pain, how to support each other and more. You will receive access to the online learning environment until weeks after your due date. This allows you to follow the course at your own pace. Pause and continue as needed. You can skip parts about which you think you have already received enough information. That is of course entirely up to you!

The importance of a positive birth experience

Giving birth is a life-changing event. This experience will last a lifetime. If you are able to look back on the delivery and your own role as a satisfying life experience, then this will give you a sense of pride and accomplishment. Feeling positive about your delivery will give you confidence as well as a beautiful memory.




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Knowledge is power

The more professional knowledge you have about childbirth (there is a lot of misleading information on the internet), the greater the chance of looking back on a positive experience. This means that having the right information at the right time is key. Providing the right information when you need it is a skilled process, that’s why we only employ professional and qualified midwives.

“Your body is doing it,
but your head must also cooperate.”

Private Session

My husband and I are both doctors- and are knowledgeable about difficult deliveries etc. but we were blown away by the information and the way Bevalwijzer delivered it to us.
The Bevalwijzer trainer was confident, gave us invaluable advice and tips/tricks for the delivery.
This course far superseded our expectations and it was excellent!
After she left yesterday, my husband actually said to me ‘it’s finally becoming real’.

– D.P.

One day Antenatal Class

Very helpful courses. The trainer was professional midwife who explained everything in detail.

– Olga P.

Private Session

We did enjoy the session very much. Anne was extremely helpful!

– Weyers de V.

Private Session

Bevalwijzer has prepared us well and we feel confident and ready for a safe and beautiful delivery!

-Kate S.

Bevalwijzer Online course in preparation for childbirth

Amsterdam – Arnhem – Castricum
Haarlem – Leiden

Pregnancy courses
given by midwives

Giving birth from wisdom and with confidence in your body, the process, your baby, your birth partner and your birth team.