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Dutch prenatal care

I am pregnant and will be giving birth in the Netherlands. What practical preparations do I need to make?

Will my Dutch health insurance cover childbirth costs if I am already pregnant when I move to the Netherlands?

Can you please tell me what services I can expect from a midwife?

How can I find a native English-speaking midwife?

Most midwives in the Netherlands have a good command of the English language. Your huisarts (GP) should be able to refer you to an English-speaking midwife, so please do not hesitate to ask him/her for a referral or recommendation. We also suggest that you visit the English pages of the Royal Netherlands Organisation of Midwives website.

Which prenatal tests are usually carried out in the Netherlands?

Should I follow a prenatal course?

Where can I learn more about breastfeeding?