A good preparation can relieve worries and uncertainty. This way you can relax better during your delivery. You can choose if you want to give birth at home, at the hospital or in a birth center. All these place are safe.
In a birth plan you describe your preferences surround the delivery. It is meant for yourself, your partner, your midwife and other health care providers. With your birth plan you make clear what's important for you during your delivery.
Fixed items of our guidance are our information evenings about the delivery and breastfeeding. We advice you to visit these evenings during your pregnancy. You get additional information, which we don’t have enough time for at your check-up
In the Netherlands you can choose if you want to give birth at home, in a birth center or in the hospital. Research showed that all these locations are safe.
Call when you have contractions every 3 minutes if it's your first baby, and with contractions every 5 minutes if it's a subsequent baby.
Beside your 'childbed package' we advice to prepare some more things.