In the Netherlands you are entitled to maternity care: help and guidance during the first week following the birth. The maternity nurse assists you during the maternity period in caring for both yourself and the baby. She will also provide guidance in breastfeeding. Depending on the amount of time the maternity nurse has available, she can also help a little with performing house hold tasks.  Additionally she will report any issues back to us.

The maternity nurse will help you and your new family make a good start!

Please note that you should give plenty of notice when applying for maternity care: preferably before the 16th week of your pregnancy.