We ask you to bring your insurance card with you during the first check at the practice as well as during the ultrasounds.
If you are not married and do not plan to do this during pregnancy, but do want your child to have your partner's surname, then both you and your partner must recognize your child during pregnancy. You can arrange this at the Registry Office of the municipality by making an appointment with them. For more information: www.hilversum.nl
If possible, try to arrange your maternity care at agency "de Waarden" or "Het Maternity Center" in Bunschoten / Spakenburg. We generally have the best experiences with these agencies.
If you arrange maternity care at one of these two agencies or at babycare and you give birth at home or in the hospital under our supervision, the maternity assistant will assist us with the delivery. If you have arranged maternity care at another agency, no problem, the hospital nurse will assist us with a delivery in the hospital and the maternity assistant with a home birth.
Maternity package: Wherever you are going to give birth, you need a maternity package in your maternity bed. You usually get this from your insurer. Isn't that so? Then you can buy ready-made maternity packages at various stores. A maternity package must in any case contain the following:
It is also useful to have a tarp to put on your mattress when your due date is approaching, in case your waters break. This cover prevents your mattress from getting wet.
Put your bed on bobbins before the birth, even if you want to give birth in an outpatient setting. Can't bobbin bed? Empty crates can also serve as bed raisers. Another alternative is to rent a bed at the Vegro.
If you want to give birth at home, make sure that the place where you are going to give birth is easily accessible. In case of complications, you may still have to be transported to the hospital quickly and that the paramedics have to transport you from the room to the ambulance. We therefore recommend that you do not give birth in a room that can only be reached by means of a (steep) staircase or a spiral staircase, but as much as possible in a room on the ground floor. If this room does not contain a bed, you can also rent a bed at the Vegro. If in doubt about your living situation, ask us during the consultation hour what is a sensible thing to do.
Even if you want to give birth on an outpatient basis, from 37 weeks on, prepare a hospital bag containing:
You do not have to bring diapers and maternity pads, you will receive them in the hospital.