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Giving birth

Can I choose to give birth in a hospital?

Are the costs for giving birth covered by my Dutch health insurance?

In most cases the costs for giving birth are covered by the Dutch health insurance. However, you will have to pay the costs yourself if you decide to give birth in a hospital or birth centre without a medical necessity for doing so. Sometimes the additional insurance covers some of the costs. Please check with your insurance about what is covered.

What will happen if I choose to give birth at home?

Will I be able to get pain relief?

Which are the options for delivering a baby in the Netherlands?