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Last updated: 3/10/2023, 12:59 PM

The following organizations provide information about your pregnancy and where to go in the Netherlands.

Pregnancy and childbirth in the Netherlands

You will find all the information you need about your pregnancy and childbirth in the Netherlands in a special information booklet. It includes information about check-ups during pregnancy and what you can discuss with the midwife or obstetrician. You can also find out more about your health and tests during your pregnancy.The booklet was developed by the College Perinatale Zorg (CPZ) and is available in Ukrainian and Dutch.

Obstetric Care

The care of an expecting mother and her child is mainly provided by an obstetrician (midwife). Obstetric care is the care before, during and after the birth. In the Netherlands, there are many independent obstetricians with whom you can make an appointment. The general practitioner can help you find a midwife in more detail. This care is reimbursed from the basic health insurance package. If there is a medical reason, the midwife will refer the expectant mother to a gynaecologist in the hospital.