So you’re pregnant, now what? Amsterdam Mamas comes to the rescue with a round-up of the pregnancy resources on our website.

Giving Birth in the Netherlands   

This is our overview to the systems here in the Netherlands. It’s a great place to start your research into this brand new world.

Maternity Wear   

When baby starts to grow, the skinny jeans have got to go! Here are the community’s go-to maternity wear stores.

Staying Fit   

We share our favourite prenatal exercise classes.

Birth Stories  

Where you are going, thousands of Amsterdam Mamas have gone before. Read about their experiences here.

Preparing for Childbirth  

Amsterdam offers many wonderful birth preparation classes. Here are some of our favourites.


Are you curious about how hypnobirthing could help you during labour? We answer the most common questions on this topic. We also have information about hypnobirthing and yoga here. 


Are you thinking about employing a birth doula? We explain what a doula does and where you can find one. We also have a list of recommended doulas and one Mama’s account of how a doula helped her as a single parent.


Here you can find more information about miscarriage and where to get help. To read about the experience of other Amsterdam Mamas, click here and here.

Kraamzorg (Postnatal Care)   

Learn about how to register for this wonderful service and what to expect.

Deborah Nicholls-Lee

Deborah Nicholls-Lee is a freelance journalist who moved to the Netherlands from the UK in 2009. She is the founder of Clean Page Copy, a proofreading and copywriting service for non-native speakers of English. See her website to find out more about her work.