The Netherlands is one of the only countries where women can give birth at home.
Research has shown that home births are just as safe as hospital births.
In the comfort of your own home you are relaxed, you feel safe and you can decide what to do. You can use your own toilet, shower, bath and bed.
We will come to you when you go into labour. We will check you during your contractions, when your waters break or at other signs of labour.
When you are in the later stages of dilation, we will stay with you and we’ll call the maternity nurse who will also assist during labour.
After your baby is born, we will stay with you for a few hours to check on the baby, help you feed the baby, provide stitches (if necessary) and to supervise the overall situation.