On this page you can find information regarding pregnancy in the Netherlands. You can find answers to questions such as; where can you give birth, what are your delivery options, what care you are entitled to, or how to register the birth of the baby.

Having a baby in a different country can be an overwhelming experience. However, researching your options and what to expect – during pregnancy, delivery and post-partum can help to make it less complicated.

Generally, the approach to maternity care in the Netherlands is natural and non-interventionist and there are fewer screening compared to other countries. Home births are common, and  given the nature of the health care sytem women interact most with midwives. Parents receive support from a maternity nurse up to 10 days.

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