To arrange before the 37 weeks (for a planned home or planned hospital birth):
- Doorbell & nameplate. Please make sure your doorbell functions and there’s a nameplate at your front door. We want to make sure we won’t wake up your neighbor in the middle of the night!
- Klossen. From 37 weeks onwards please place bed raisers under your bed to make sure the height of your bed will be 70-90 cm. This is also necessary in case of a hospital birth (after birth when you’re home again. These bedraisers can be borrowed from Cordaan. They will be delivered to your home along with a bedpan when you call Cordaan on 0800 – 288 77 66. When it is impossible to raise your bed with bedraisers (or for instance beercrates) or you happen to have a waterbed, make sure you organize a raised (single) bed.
- Hospitalbag. Please have a readily packed hospital bag for the baby and yourself ready. On the next page we will share what to bring to hospital and what not. Don’t forget to pack your insurance card, ID and verloskundigen101 envelope in there as well.
- Kraampakket. Make sure you have a kraampakket at home. If your insurance company doesn’t provide you with one, you can buy the medical things (gauzes, umbilical cord clip, alcohol and cotton balls, etc.) at the pharmacist and most of the other things at the PRENATAL.