- Acupuncture and Shiatsu
- Professional association
- Parent and Child Centre (OKC)
- Echo Centers / Ultrasound Centers
- Physiotherapy, Mensendieck a.o.
- Child Sensomotoric therapy
- Maternity Care
- Lactation Consultants
- Postnatal exercise
- Maternity gymnastics/Childbirth preparation
- Maternity outdoor sports
Acupuncture and Shiatsu
Praktijk aan het IJ (Acupuncture en Shiatsu)
Sabine Schmitz (Acupuncture)
Dagmar Oude Lansink (Shiatsu and massage)
Renee Baas (Acupuncture)
Acupuncturist who also works as a nurse and maternity nurse. (Can sometimes also come to your home)
Inge Swijtink (Acupuncture)
Excellent acupuncturist (trainee) who visits you at home! (Not reimbursed by insurance)
The first months after the birth of your baby can be intense. Although you often feel happy with your baby, this period can also be difficult. It can be difficult to deal with the crying and sleeping behavior of your baby and to understand what your baby wants to make clear to you. Is he hungry, hurt, is he tired or does he want to be with you?
If you need extra support during these first months, you can call Ineke for a baby consultation. In this consultation you are looking together for an explanation for the behavior of your baby. How does the baby drink, why does sleep go so cumbersome, how can sleep behavior be improved, why does the baby cry a lot, how can you deal with the crying of the baby? A solution is sought that suits you as parents and your baby.
Ineke van Straeten
- Overtoom 205
1054 HT Amsterdam
- Schalk Burgerstraat 17
1092 JW Amsterdam
Maria van Starkenburg
Marieke van Luin
Aileen Kennedy- Holistic Women's Coaching
With my background in Psychology, Mindfulness, as a Doula and experience in massage I offer sessions to reconnect to yourself Body & Mind. Motherhood is the largest transformation in life and I'm here to support you in this life changing time. Whether you want to conceive, are pregnant or as a new mom I'm here for you!
Motherhood is one of the most significant transitions in a woman's life. Everything changes: your body, your relationships with others and the one with yourself. Ragna Heidweiller, women's coach at Wishbone Coaching, supports women that get stuck in their work, life, motherhood or relationships. Her practical approach is focused on short term improvements and permanent change. With her help you will make a hands on action plan and unravel your patterns to make way for development and growth. www.wishbonecoaching.com
Gezin op de rit, Veronica Moinat-Kroon
If you want some support after the maternity period, Veronica understands that very well.
Family on the Ride offers coaching sessions in the form of maternity coaching. With maternity coaching she helps you with all those questions, feelings and uncertainties.
Being pregnant and becoming a mother is an intense period. It is new and sometimes confusing. With a midwife coach you can take steps to see the pregnancy, your birth and mother, with a more relaxed heart.
She will come to your home!
Mudra, Tanja Secreve
She has been coaching people around the birth of their child for more than 25 years by means of, among other things, pregnancy yoga & pilates. She also worked in maternity care. She leads the school for pregnancy yoga and has all-round knowledge about pregnancy and birth.
1016 SN Amsterdam
06–144 633 16
- Jan van Galenstraat 76
1056 CC Amsterdam
- Trompenburgstraat 131
1079 TW Amsterdam
- Halmaheirastraat 3
1094 RS Amsterdam
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Ever since I was a little girl, I wanted to be either a midwife, sing on stage, or work with floral fabrics. I eventually took over the family business designing and selling shoes and handbags, which I happily did for many years.
After giving birth to my two daughters in 2007 and 2011, it became clear that the perfect combination of travelling, seasonal peaks and having a healthy family life was not easily obtained.
Having experienced two induced hospital births myself with the explicit coaching that went along with that, I asked myself what I could do to contribute to a healthy and pleasant birthing culture in the Netherlands.
In addition to my training at JJ doula which I followed in 2013, I’ve also chosen to study at Birthlight yoga in 2014 in order to become a prenatal yoga teacher, which diploma I received in 2015. The combination of both professions give me the best opportunity to support each woman in every stage of her pregnancy. More information about Birthlight and it’s unique teaching method: www.birthlight.com.
I’ve already guided over 150 women during their pregnancy and labour and I feel blessed and fulfilled to be able to do so. I work closely together with many midwifery practices, but also when you only go to hospital check-ups, I’d be happy to hear from you!
Patricia Vriens (1961)
A doula (pronounced: Doola) is ancient Greek for "serving woman". You can best describe her as a pregnancy and delivery coach. It is an experienced and knowledgeable woman who supports expectant parents in a non-medical way during pregnancy, the birth of their baby and in the period after. She does not deviate from the birth of the woman during the entire delivery.
During the last 34 years I have supported many women in their delivery process. Home birth, hospital birth, water birth, first baby, second baby, giving birth after caesarean section, complicated and easy births. Some women wanted a natural process, use of gravity or an underwater birth, others wanted pain relief in the hospital. Some were confident, others were scared or insecure.
The birth of a child is a physical, emotional and spiritual experience that has a deep and long-lasting effect on the life and functioning of both mother and child. My job is to support you and your partner where necessary; physically, mentally and emotionally. Pain relief is possible through the use of (pressure point) massage, warm water, loving support and changing postures and encouragement.
If you can look back with a positive feeling on the birth of your child, my goal has been achieved.
Denise van Eeden
Birth is big, amazing and sometimes even magical. It’s an immens honor to be invited by expecting parents to the birth of their baby. As long as I can remember it fascinated me that a body can grow a baby and then open up to give birth to this baby. A passion I share with my mom.
But despite this fascination I decided to go to university after finishing high school and dive into another interesting topic: crime. I finished my masters in Forensic Criminology and Masters in Criminal Law and started a career in Forensic Psychiatry. This world is absolutely fascinating as well, but still that birth-world kept luring and interested me even more.
One evening I stumbled upon the phenomenon ‘doula’ and as soon as I read the description of the work of a doula, every cell in my body told me: this is you! I had to listen to this voice and started my doula journey in 2014.
After all these years I’ve prepared hundreds of parents for birth and witnessed many baby’s come into this world and seen births of all sorts: home births, hospital births, water births, twin-births, cesarean sections and so on. But it never ever gets boring, I absolutely love supporting families during the birth of their babies!
Telefoon: 06-383 10872
Even if Amsterdam is “home”, becoming a mother abroad can be daunting. As an ex-pat and doula,
I will navigate this journey with you, one step at a time.
As your doula I will:
- Inform you about the process an all your options
- Support you, and offer encouragement if things get hard (or lost in translation!).
- Be a source of comfort away from family and friends.
Basically I will be your personal, bilingual cheerleader! Because I know that you can do it, but it's okay if you need a little help to get there.
Medical ultrasounds (echo’s)
1075 BG Amsterdam
1078 DJ Amsterdam
Non medical ultrasounds
Association of VG networks
The Association of VG networks connects individuals with very rare syndromes associated with a mental handicap and/or learning difficulties, and their parents.
National Down Syndrome Society
Dit is een oudervereniging die zich inzet voor de belangen van mensen met Downsyndroom en hun ouders. U kunt bij deze stichting terecht voor meer informatie over Downsyndroom. De stichting ondersteunt ook ouders met een pasgeboren kind met Downsyndroom.
National Institute of Public Health and the Environment (RIVM)
The RIVM coordinates screening programmes for Down’s syndrome and physical defects at the request of the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, in cooperation with the various medical professional associations.
specialized in pregnant women
Margot Prins en Sandra Langenveld
1016 HR Amsterdam
1015 CX Amsterdam
Physiotherapy Da Costa
Da Costastraat 16
1053 ZB Amsterdam
Physiotherapy Oostelijk Havengebied
1019 PE Amsterdam
‘s Gravesandeplein 13-Hs
1091 BB Amsterdam
020–665 89 89
- Van Hallstraat 200
1051 HL Amsterdam
- De Wittenkade 59
Child Sensomotoric therapy
specialized in children
Kuipersstraat 145C 1073 ER Amsterdam
Personal Maternity care
Maternity care and coach
Speaks French, Dutch and English
Jolanda de Jager
also lactation specialist
also lactation consultant
Telefoon: 06–1685 2648
Telefoon: 06–1108 6470
Maternity care agency
De kleine Amsterdammer
Handle with Care
Maternity care, EXTRA
After the first week
If you are unable to find the right balance, she will be happy to support you in the first three months AFTER maternity care.
For one mother, an hour or two can be enough with some practical advice from her side. The other person would like to have a little longer to, for example, be able to see together what the cause of the crying, sleeping or drinking problem is.
06-4437 9813 www.zorgnadekraamzorg.nl
At Pro Care Maternity Care it is possible to purchase extra maternity care on a private basis. In addition, there are insurers that (depending on your insurance package) reimburse extra household help after the maternity period.
020 - 760 72 80
Do you need a hold on this new beginning as a mother?
Do you find it hard and / or are you very tired? I would like to come and support you there and give you guidance that you need, so that you can get to yourself and enjoy (more)! (think of: help in household, keeping kids busy and paying attention to the baby etc.)
Maternity Care Hotel Amsterdam
The comfort of maternity care in a soothing hotel setting
Do you like the idea of calling on a maternity nurse day and night? In this soothing and luxurious environment you can use of the knowledge, guidance and care of professional and experienced maternity nurses 24 hours a day. The comfort of maternity care in a soothing hotel setting, so that you can regain optimal strength
Hotel The Manor Amsterdam is located near OLVG, location East, and only a few minutes away from Oosterpark.
Maternity care at the Maternity Care Hotel Amsterdam is reimbursed by all health insurers. It does not matter whether you spend the maternity period at home, at the Maternity Care Hotel or a combination of these.
Because it is also a normal hotel, parents/friends can stay in the room next to you!
- Overtoom 205
1054 HT Amsterdam
- Schalk Burgerstraat 17
1092 JW Amsterdam
Annelies de Haan
Parent and Child Centre (OKC)
Psychologen Groepspraktijk Amsterdam
Rustenburgerstraat 142 a-c
1073 GJ Amsterdam
Psyche en Zwangerschap
Multiple locations in Amsterdam
The Advisory Store
They provide face-to-face support by advanced Psychology students who provide a listening ear and offer practical solutions to help you get back on track. They offer a safe, supportive, non-judgemental and informative environment for people to talk about their mental health. At De Advieswinkel you can talk about your problems or questions relating to mental health and wellbeing in confidence, free of charge and anonymously.
The students receive on-going training from experienced mental health care psychologists to ensure a high quality service.
Mama-Fit! is an independent practice focused on quick, careful, preventive and expert psychological counseling about pregnancy, childbirth and beyond.
Studio191.nl Baby + Me
Baby + Me classes are a great opportunity to enjoy a full postnatal pilates practice whilst enjoying the company of your little one.
Their weekly classes and regular workshops support women and babies though the post-natal period.
The Movement Practice
Post-Natal Pilates is designed to help you re-connect with your body and recover from giving birth.
OLVG 'Anna Paviljoen'
1091 AC Amsterdam
The delivery rooms are located on the 2nd floor
(used to be: St. Lucas Andreas Ziekenhuis)
Jan Tooropstraat 164
1061 AE Amsterdam
The delivery rooms are located on the 2nd floor, route 22
De Boelelaan 1117
1081 HV Amsterdam
The delivery rooms are located on the 8th floor
Maternity gymnastics/ Childbirth preparation
There are several different pregnancy courses. Private or in a group; weekly or once; only informative or combined with exercises. It is not mandatory to do a course, but many women (and men) experience it as supportive during pregnancy and useful in preparation for delivery. Below is a selection from the large selection in Amsterdam. Some health insurers reimburse (part of) the course costs for a supplementary insurance. Check with your insurance company or look in your policy.
Online pregnancy course
Course on demand
An online course with video's. The course consists of several lessons, varying from 10-45 minutes. When you are tired you can stop an continue at a later time. The video's can also be watched several times. All video's have an hand-out that can be downloaded for printing to have a reference book.
(Available in English, Polski, Arabic and Francais)
Consciously on the move
In pregnancy yoga, you work through body exercises to maintain or improve your condition, while the exercises are also aimed at making your muscles and joints stronger and more flexible. By working with the body, your consciousness grows in relation to your body and its possibilities, so that you will be better able to use it effectively in daily life and during the process of birthing.
Yoga -van Ostadestraat-
The pregnancy yoga in Amsterdam Watergraafsmeer. The pregnancy yoga is a continuous cycle, allowing pregnant women to enter every class.
Mammado -Oostelijk Havengebied-
The lessons give strength and relaxation to body and soul, prepare for childbirth and motherhood and provide fun with each other! Also Mindfull yoga to become strong again after your birth together with other young mothers.
Mammas 191 -Lutmastraat-
Discover the benefits of yoga for body and soul during pregnancy, in a variety of classes that are safe, caring, effective and informative.
Delight Yoga -Weteringschans / Clercqstraat-
During this 1 hour lesson you will do exercises: meditation and classical yoga postures together with breathing and relaxation exercises and specific postures that may come in handy during the delivery. This yoga class is intended for women who are between 13 and 36 weeks pregnant.
Praktijk voor hypnotherapie en zwangerschapsbegeleiding
During this guidance you learn how to apply self-hypnosis during childbirth.
Mom & Co
For a positive birth experience. Consciously down to earth. During the pregnancy course you learn to live with your partner in a relaxed way to the birth of your baby. The partners have an important role in the process and therefore also play an important role during the course.
One Day Pregnancy Retreat
Essentially a birth preparation in one day based on yoga, HypnoBirthing and coaching for change to prepare for postpartum time.
At every level in the south of A'dam
Tijdens de zwangerfit cursus gaan ze je in een traject van tien bijeenkomsten op mentaal en fysiek vlak veel leren over je zwangerschap, de bevalling en de fase daarna. De bijeenkomsten bestaan uit (fysieke) training én coaching. Zodat je mentaal en fysiek optimaal wordt voorbereid op je de bevalling.
Mindfulness for Pregnancy & Childbirth
Mindful Birthing & Parenting
In this course you can prepare for birth and parenting with your partner. This course teaches all you need to know about birth and teaches you skills for birthing with more confidence and more acceptance for how labor unfolds. Couples say they feel more connected because of the course. You will learn life long mindfulness skills that will benefit your greatly in pregnancy, birth and life as a parent.
Pregnancy course exercises and theory
The courses are not only physical, but also mental and practical preparation. She also gives a 'Course-in-1-day' and private lessons.
The famous childbirth class in English in the Netherlands.
The course is taught by Mirte Wibaut and Bregje Feuth, both doctor and mother of 3 children. Through medical information; Individual coaching gives a clear picture of what childbirth means and teaches you to rely on your own strengths and expertise.
Maternity outdoor sports
Mom in Balance
You are pregnant, have a busy life, but you also want to keep moving actively. In collaboration with gynecologists and pelvic floor physiotherapists, the Mom in Balance Sport program is specifically designed for the pregnant body. We work under professional supervision to maintain the general condition and strengthen the body. In a park in your area.
BellyBoost is a varied outdoor sports program for pregnant women. It consists of a series of ten themes' in which you, in addition to movement, also receive information about healthy lifestyle and important muscle groups such as your pelvic floor. Together we ensure that you are fit and strong in a fun and responsible way and you are ready for your delivery and motherhood. In a park in your neighborhood.
Love Energy Work
As a mother, obstetrician and healer, Dana is enormously experienced. The massage can be done at your home or in consultation in another place.
06-625 301 130
NY State Licensed Massage Therapist
1098 EW Amsterdam
Wellness Oase Oost
1098 AT Amsterdam
06 - 3978 0723
Also possible at home!
- Scheldestraat 16
1078 GK Amsterdam
- Czaar Peterstraat 108
1018 PT Amsterdam
Gives massages at home!
- Domselaerstraat 42
- Theophile de Bockstraat
Amsterdam massage center
Kerkstraat 175 H
1017 GH Amsterdam
Bea Pronk, massage aan huis
Gives massages at home!
Bebeque, massage aan huis
Gives massages at home!
1013 HG Amsterdam
1015 PV Amsterdam
In addition to Pregnancy massage, gives private sessions in preparation for childbirth