FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do you still have a question after reading all the information on the website? Please have a look to the frequently asked questions! When your answer isn’t there, send us an email by using the contact form under this page.

Are the courses taught in English?

The One day Antenatal class is offered in Amsterdam, Haarlem and Leiden and is taught entirely in English. Of course it is possible to ask your questions in Dutch, if you feel more comfortable with it.

We also offer an English spoken online course to prepare for childbirth. In about 6 hours we take you step by step through the entire birth via an online learning environment. To follow at your own pace, from your own home. You retain access for 6 months after purchasing the course.

Where are these courses given?

Most Private Sessions are given at the comfort of your home. If this is not possible, it can of course be checked whether it is possible to meet with the Bevalwijzer trainer or at another location.

The group course: One day Antenatal class, is given in Amsterdam and in Leiden. You can choose a date and location as desired.

Is it possible to give one of the classes or a session as a gift / to get a gift voucher?
Yes, it is!! Send us an email and we will be more than happy to help you with such a lovely present.
Are the classes covered by my health insurance?

Every insurance company and policy is different. For questions regarding a compensation for one of the classes it would be best to contact your insurance company directly. This is because they make the final decision.

The Bevalwijzer courses/sessions are often partly or fully reimbursed from the supplementary insurance. Usually reimbursement is possible between €50-€250 per year! We don’t actually experience any problems. 
The reimbursement often includes: a pregnancy course given by a midwife or obstetrician practice. If this is stated, they should reimburse the Bevalwijzer course / session. All Bevalwijzer courses and sessions (including the online course) are given by registered midwives. This means they are BIG registered and in possession of an AGB code. You can use the codes below to inquire with your insurer.
  • Manon de Graaf, Midwife
  • BIG code: 29921768903
  • AGB Bevalwijzer: 08004561
  • AGB Personal: 08100600
  • BCE Member Number: 2020004 (see below)
What they need are the above AGB codes. Have them check both numbers. In addition, Bevalwijzer is affiliated with the Dutch Professional Cooperative for Childbirth Educators (BCE). BCE stands for high-quality prenatal information and guidance and has an accreditation policy for its members, with regard to educational background and mandatory further training. Members work from a shared vision aimed at transferring positive-realistic information and trust in the natural birth process. Research shows that this approach contributes to favorable outcomes with regard to physical and mental health during pregnancy, childbirth and the period afterwards.
Bevalwijzer is not affiliated with organizations such as Mom in Balance, Samen Bevallen, Zwanger en Fit or Hypnobirthing. This is because this does not match our vision and we provide different types of courses.
The insurer may ask for proof of payment and/or participation. We can of course arrange this for you. 
What it the difference between an information evening at my midwifery practice or the hospital and the One Day Antenatal Class?
At an information evening of your midwifery practice most of the time they explain quite basicly what the delivery contains, which role the midwife has, how you can reach her en when you may/need to call her. The information being given by the hospital is mostly clinical orientated (pain relief, complications, etcetera). The One Day Antenatal Class goes beyond that: not only do we give you knowlegde about WHAT to expect, we also go into further depth of the HOW to’s; how to cope with contractions, how to cope with pain, what different pain relieving methods there are (physical, mental and medical), how to breathe during labor (including breathing techniques), what it will be like giving birth in a hospital, what complication can occur, which role your partner could take, etcetera etcetera.
Do I also have to follow a class in yoga or something else besides the Bevalwijzer class?
No, that isn’t necessary. Of course you have to decide for yourself if you want to follow another class. Content wise, though, you are fully informed of everything you need to know when you have attended one of our classes.
What is the content of a Private Session?
During a Private Session we run through the whole labor and delivery process in aproximatly 2 hours. Short and powerful, you could say. We accentuate those things you want or need information about (for example; the start of the labor, breathing techniques, coping with contractions or pain, pain relief methods, practical issues, the health system in the Netherlands, etcetera). Naturally, you can ask us any question you want. If you previously have given birth, we will take those experience(s) into account as well.

 

What are the costs of a Private Session?
The costs of a Private Session fully depend on the duration of your session, which on its turn is fully depending of your needs. Send us an email to discuss the possibilities.

 

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A Private Session as a gift!

You can also give a Private Session as a gift to your daughter/friend! Send us an email and we will be more than happy to help you with such a lovely present.

Amsterdam – Haarlem – IJmond
Leiden – ‘t Gooi

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.