What do we do
In the Netherlands there is a unique system of midwives and gynecologists. Midwives guide the healthy pregnancies and regular births. A gynecologist steps in when complications arise. A midwife is primarily a medical expert. But, aside from this she is also a coach and a confidant during the whole pregnancy period.
A midwife has had an intensive education of 4 years to get a bachelor degree. During those 4 years a midwife in training spends 50% of her time doing internships, so by the end of her training she has witnessed and assisted already a few hundred deliveries.
Naturally, you can come to Midwifery Practice Eindhoven for guidance during your pregnancy and delivery. Also the most ultrasounds (and fun-ultrasounds) during the pregnancy are made at our practice.
If your pregnancy and delivery are assisted by a gynecologist, you need a midwife for your medical checkups during the postpartum period. You can register with us for this purpose.
Aside from this we offer a child-wish office hour to couples who would like to become pregnant.
The care for international clients is one of our specialties. We are a member of Healtcare 4 Internationals, a non-profit network of organisations that aim to close the gap between Dutch healthcare and the needs and expectations of patients with an international background.
For general information about healthcare in the Netherlands, please visit the H4i-website or GPinfo.nl or what the movie 'The Dutch Healthcare system part 1'.
More information about childbirth in the Netherlands you can find on the following websites:
College Perinatale Zorg (English, Polish, Arabic, Polish)
Movie 'The Dutch Healthcare system part 2'
Podcasts 4 Brainport - 4 episodes
Brochures in different languages