Kraamzorg (postnatal maternity care) in the Netherlands

What is kraamzorg?

What is the role of a kraamverzorgende (maternity nurse)?

How much will the kraamzorg cost me?

Families generally receive an average of 49 hours of care, at a rate of 4.40 euros of eigen bijdrage (own contribution) per hour. The minimum number of hours to which you are entitled is 24 hours, spread over an eight-day period. The necessary level of support that you will require will be determined by the kraamcentrum (maternity care agency). Depending on your health insurance coverage, the payment that you make can be partially or even wholly claimed back afterwards. Please check with your health insurance provider for further details regarding what costs are covered.

If you have a non-Dutch healthcare provider, you should get in touch with the kraamcentrum, as they will be able to tell you more about your situation or contact your insurer on your behalf.

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