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.




We both found it an instructive and enjoyable day. Everything was well covered and was very pragmatic! Space to laugh, but also to say what you feel/find relative to different things. The trainer felt very well what the group needed.”

Anne & Rob

Why these courses?


You cannot predict your delivery, but you can definitely prepare for it. Most pregnant women want to. Moreover, it appears that if you are well informed and have realistic expectations about the delivery, you are more likely to look back on it with a positive feeling.

But how do you prepare? 

Most pregnancy classes focus only on the physical aspect of the delivery (breathing and pushing techniques) and not on the mental aspect: what are your expectations, how do you deal with the pain and how do you stay motivated? The Bevalwijzer classes cover both aspects.


Course content

You get information about the stages of birth, the pain and ways to deal with it,  including pain relief. Also, we will talk about the procedures at the hospital and any medical bells and whistles.

Obstetricians know everything about pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period. We would like to share all the realistic and important information. We will teach you all the breathing-, relaxation- and pushing techniques. Everything to be ready and prepared!

Whether in a group, together with your partner, alone, or privately at home, prepare whichever suits you best. A pregnant woman who is well informed about the birth and the initial period that follows, feels mentally stronger. This gives you the needed confidence for a good start!




Good course from start to finish! Very useful to see both physiological details as well as behavioral possibilities (and much more). Great recommendation for partners who (like me) want to get up to date quickly!



Manon de Graaf

Manon de Graaf

Owner, obstetrician and trainer

Manon want to ensure that fresh parents look back on childbirth with a good feeling; How it has expired, at home or in the hospital, with or without pain relief.

Manon is convinced that the key is in information: information can increase your knowledge and insight and create realistic expectations. With the right expectations, you come to stand for less surprises and this increases the feeling of control over childbirth and about yourself.

Bregje Peys

Bregje Peys

Bevalwijzer coach


Bregje has set up Bevalwijzer in 2011 and passed the pebble in 2019 to Manon. Bregje’s strength lies in the no-nonsense coaching and will continue to be connected with this.

You are looking for patterns and insights so that you can consciously choose what and how you want it to be different. There you will have to experiment with it, to stumble a more enjoyable life.

Susan Dubbeldam

Susan Dubbeldam

't Gooi, Obstetrician and trainer


Susan has her own rayon in ‘t Gooi. She gained a lot of work experience outside the Netherlands. In Ghana and Madagascar, Susan worked as a obstetrician.

Besides her own rayon ‘t Gooi, she also takes care of courses in Amsterdam. Through her experiences she is convinced that self-confidence and the right knowledge have a positive effect on the course of childbirth and on the reminder afterwards.

Roos Schapink

Roos Schapink

Assistant and almost obstetrician


Iva Eijke

Iva Eijke

Obstetrician, trainer and owner Bakken & Babies Granola


It has always been a dream of Iva to be a obstetrician and it is therefore one of her best decisions to go for obstetrics after a long detour. The most fun thing about her profession is the ratification before, during and after getting a child. Iva wants to give you the confidence to enter this particular adventure together during her courses. In addition to her work as a obstetrician, Iva also has her own granola brand-baking & babies: For her the ideal balance!

Anna Noordervliet

Anna Noordervliet

Obstetrician and (mindfulness)trainer


Anna has been in the profession for almost 20 years and has been allowed to accompany many childbirth.

Most deliveries are not planned, and yet you can prepare for it. Anna is a proud mother and likes to take her own experiences during the courses.

Anna has also recently started a mindfulness training!

Hansje de Waard

Hansje de Waard

Obstetrician and trainer


Hansje works as a obstetrican in Amsterdam. Hansje sees every childbirth as a unique and very beautiful process. Hansje will increase your confidence in the process.

Hansje has lived in Australia for 8 years and is a real animal lover!

Anne Hagemans

Anne Hagemans

Verloskundige, echoscopiste en trainer


Anne works as a obstetric echoscopist and is in her strength for a group. She also works for Bevalwijzer with a lot of fun with the ordered hand. Anne thinks it is important to create realistic expectations around the birth of your child. By giving theoretical information and practical tools, she wants to ensure that you are confident in giving birth and will look back with a good feeling afterwards.

A Bevalwijzer course or session as a gift!



It is possible to give the one-day antenatal class or a private session as a gift voucher! A birthday or baby shower present for your friend, daughter, wife, colleague. Send us an email and we will be delighted to help you with this lovely present!


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