English Hypnobirthing Classes Utrecht

Hypnobirthing classes to release tension around labour and give birth in Netherlands with confidence. For you and your partner, designed for a calm, smooth and positive birth. Flexible, profound and friendly.
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About the hypnobirthing teacher (EN/NL)

Originally being trained as a Hypnobirthing Teacher in the UK, Marise knows how to deliver a complete and profound hypnobirthing class in English. Even though being Dutch herself, her international orientation and background as a Human Geographer and expat abroad makes her keen to guide international couples in the Netherlands. The more diversity, the better!She has developed her own Hypnobirthing method especially designed for giving birth in the Netherlands. Besides being a hypnobirthing teacher, she’s also a holistic therapist specialised in woman’s health and hypnobirthing mother.
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What sets this hypnobirthing course from the Netherlands apart?

Live group hypnobirthing course with like-minded parents to embark on a birth journey together.
The location of the hypnobirthing course in Utrecht is Kinderboerderij Nieuw Rotsoord at Rotsoord 20, and is easily accessible by car, bicycle and public transport (close to Utrecht Vaartsche Rijn). During the winter you may enjoy the warmth and coziness of the pallet heather and in spring and summer the green surroundings, the location being situated next to the vegetable garden De Briljant and the green children's farm with lots of animals.
February 2023: Wed 1-8-15-22 18:45-21:15 (Utrecht) - Nederlands
March 2023: Wed 8-15-22-29 18:45-21:15 (Utrecht) - English
April 2023: Wed 5-12-19-26 18:45-21:15 (Utrecht) - Nederlands
May 2023: Sat 13-27 10:00-16:00 (Utrecht) - English
June 2023: Wed 7-14-21-28 18:45-21:15 (Utrecht) - Nederlands
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No time or convenience to attend to the live group course? Then I will come to you for a private course! In the greater Amsterdam / Utrecht area
Where? All locations - at the comfort of your home - that fall within 1 hour public transport time from Utrecht, including Nieuwegein, IJsselstein, Gorinchem, Montfoort, Vleuten, De Meern, Harmelen, Maarssen, Breukelen, Abcoude, around Amsterdam Zuidoost and Amstel station, Bunnik, Houten, Zeist, Driebergen, De Bilt, Bilhoven, Soesterberg, Den Dolder, Hilversum, Amersfoort, Woerden and Gouda.

Marise gently and openly guides the group. She gives space to all questions, thoughts and emotions. It was inspiring to attend her hypnobirthing class as a doula!

On the road to a positive birth experience

Four steps for pregnant women with partner

1. Natural birth process

You will receive information about the birth process, so you know what to expect. We will also talk about your pregnant body and what nature has designed it to do and we will discuss the role of your birth partner, so that he or she can fully support you. Starting point in your personal intention for childbirth. Because every woman, every pregnancy and every baby is unique.

2. Practice practice practice

With explanations from your hypnobirthing teacher, you will work on breathing and visualisation techniques, positive birth affirmations and scripts, touch and massage techniques and last-but-not least the use of positive anchors (and then some more extensively than average, because anchors are the basis of the hypnotic effect).

3. Navigating in birth care

You will learn the ins-and-outs of Dutch birth care and tools to navigate in it. This hypnobirthing course is also suitable for mothers in special circumstances, such as breech presentation - advanced age of the mother - birth by caesarean section - stargazers - longer pregnancies - group B strep infection.

4. The birth

We will discuss your wishes for giving birth and go through the options during labour step-by-step. You will learn to breathe gently downwards and how to feel where your cervix is allowed to open gently and smoothly. And what exactly is a lotus birth? And a golden hour?

Pricing Hypnobirthing Pro

Choose what suits you best

Live group classes


Group course in Utrecht with like-minded couples

Private course


Short 1-day hypnobirthing private course