Why this course?

Because of these realistic expectations, you will experience more peace and confidence during the last weeks of your pregnancy. You will also encounter fewer surprises during the delivery, so that you can look back on the entire process afterwards, or as a birth partner on your share during the process, with a good feeling. And that's what it's all about: a positive birth-experience! Regardless of how your delivery went. You will take this experience with you for the rest of your life, so make sure you can look back on it with a positive feeling.

Kirsty Schellekens, midwife, trainer and owner of Bevalwijzer location Leiden takes you step by step through the entire delivery during this online pregnancy course. This is to give you a realistic picture of what to expect. You retain access to this online course for up to two weeks after your due date.


  • prepare yourself professionally and practically for your upcoming delivery?
  • want to know what to expect from A to Z?
  • get realistic information about the delivery?
  • be prepared by the expert in the field of chil: the midwife? 
  • prepare yourself, in your own time, from any location, for your delivery?
  • receive all the information about the different breathing techniques that you can use during childbirth?
  • know how to support as a birth partner and what not to do?
  • take a down-to-earth, no-nonsense course full of reliable information?
  • have the opportunity to review parts after a few days / weeks?
  • have the opportunity to personally ask Kirsty your questions after completing the course by scheduling a live (video) call?

Then sign up for this Online Bevalwijzer course in preparation for your delivery and we will take you step by step through the entire process in about 6 hours.

Time indication
After the purchase of the course you will receive access until two 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! You retain access to the online learning environment up to 2 weeks after your due date. The total duration of the course is approximately 6 hours.

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A warm welcome!

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Course curriculum

  • 1


  • 2

    The anatomy

    • The anatomy during your pregnancy

    • Breech position

  • 3

    The four phases of the delivery

    • Phase 1: The effacement of the cervix

    • Internal examination

    • Phase 2: Opening of the cervix - Dilation

    • Phase 3: The pushing phase - the birth of your baby

    • The umbilical cord

    • Phase 4: The birth of the placenta

    • Summary video

  • 4

    The delivery from A to Z

    • How does it start and how does it proceed?

    • True or false labor?

    • Where to give birth? - The Dutch healthcare system

    • Timeline

  • 5

    How do you deal with those contractions?

    • What is labor pain?

    • How to deal with labor pain - PHYSICAL

    • Breathing techniques during labor

    • How to deal with labor pain - MENTALLY

    • How to deal with labor pain - MEDICINALLY

  • 6

    Become aware of your breathing

    • Relaxation exercise

  • 7

    Your birth partner - Summarized

    • How can I support as a birth partner?

    • Take care of yourself

  • 8


    • How to make a 'birthplan' or birth wishes?

    • What does your midwife have with her for your delivery?

    • How do you prepare for a Caesarean section?

  • 9


    • Thank you very much!

    • Evaluation of this online course

    • Download the hand-out

Who teaches this online course?

Midwife and trainer

Kirsty Schellekens

Kirsty has her own Bevalwijzer location in Leiden since January 2021. Her goal is to enable women and partners to enter labor and postpartum with enthusiasm, good cheer and confidence. She will prepare you from A to Z for the upcoming delivery, maternity period and breastfeeding. As Kirsty was raised bilingual, she also teaches her courses in English and is the face of the English Online Course in preparation for childbirth

Verloskundige, trainer en eigenaar van Bevalwijzer

Manon de Graaf

Manon wilt ervoor zorgen dat kersverse ouders met een goed gevoel terugkijken op de bevalling, de kraamperiode en de eventuele borstvoeding. Manon is ervan overtuigd dat de sleutel bij informatie ligt: informatie kan je kennis en inzicht vergroten en daardoor realistische verwachtingen scheppen. Met de juiste verwachtingen, kom je voor minder verassingen te staan en dit vergroot het gevoel van controle over de bevalling, de kraamperiode én over jezelf.

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If you do not have a creditcard, payment via IDEAL is also possible.a

Click on the link below to make the payment. Add the product to your shopping cart and make your choice in the payment options. As soon as we have received the confirmation of payment, we will create an account for you in the online environment.