Number of hours of maternity
The number of hours of maternity care to which
you are entitled is determined on the basis of an indication form. The basic indication
is 49 hours divided among 8 days. That may be more or fewer hours, depending on
your personal situation. Your needs, your child needs and the needs of your
family will all be taken into consideration.
Costs of maternity care
The costs of the maternity care will be covered by your insurance. However, you
will have to pay a statutorily determined patients contribution. In 2017 the contribution is € 4.30 per hour. In
some cases these costs will also be covered by your insurance; that depends on your supplementary insurance.
From week 35 of your pregnancy onwards you may collect the prescribed maternity
aids from our servicepunten free of charge. What you will need you can read in the list of essentials.
Support in the event of home birth
Would you like your baby to be born at your home? In that case one of our
maternity nurses will come to your home to support you and the obstetrician. She
is specially trained to support home births and will make sure that everything
will be ready for the birth so that you will be able to deliver your baby in a
relaxed atmosphere. She will also look after you and your baby straight after
Maternity care at home
The first few days after your baby’s birth you’ll probably have loads of
questions. Our maternity nurse will explain things to you and answer all your
questions. She will support you if you want to breastfeed your baby or provide advice
if you decide to bottle-feed your baby. The nurse will also help you with
household chores and in caring for any other children you may have.
Maternity care at the hospital
If your baby is at the hospital after he/she has been born you will of course
want to spend as much time with him/her as possible. But you will still be
needing care and support yourself, too. The Maxima Medisch Centrum in
Veldhoven offers you the possibility of being cared for at the hospital by your
own ZuidZorg maternity nurse.