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, and 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 ensure that everything goes as smoothly as possible.

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 Dutch healthcare system, women interact most with midwives. Parents will receive support from a maternity nurse for up to 10 days.

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