An assured start for you and your baby
“Is my baby healthy? Will I know how to breastfeed correctly? How long will it take to recover?” These are natural questions to have.
Our maternity nurses are there to give you, your baby and the rest of your family a memorable and safe start.
We assist you for up to 10 days after you have given birth
We do this with professional maternity care, instruction, information and additional service, making sure that – after the first week of your maternity period – you can confidently take care of your newborn yourself.
Your needs are important to us
Whatever questions you might have now or later: Please, don’t hesitate to ask! We are glad to help address your concerns and are always looking for ways to improve our maternity-care. Together, we ensure that you can relax and enjoy your postpartum period in the best possible way!
Why opt for the Baker Maternity Care?
Simply to choose peace, certainty, fun and quality. We deliver professional maternity care in and around Amsterdam.
Our Maternity nurses are true professionals.
We offer quality, service and fun! You and your baby deserve the best. To keep up the high quality of our maternity nurses they are trained several times a year allowing them to answer to the latest requirements and insights.
We provide tailored maternity care in and around Amsterdam.
Do you want to find out if we cover your region? Then click here.
Sign up for maternity care before the 20th week of your pregnancy.
This means you will be enrolled in time for proper care. Registration is very easy. Click on the registration button on the bottom right of this page, and the rest will take care of itself. You are welcome at the Baker!
Want to know more? Then please contact us!
Being pregnant is great
Congratulations! You’re expecting.
Whilst your baby grows, your body changes. These changes are visible on the outside and maybe you’ll feel different as well. You might feel tired, emotionally challenged or sick. That is all possible, but it does not have to be the case. Each pregnancy is different. Your midwife monitors your pregnancy. You can ask her all the questions that may come to you.
When should you visit the midwife?
Usually, the first visit to the midwife takes place when you’re 8 weeks in to your pregnancy. So, when you are expecting and past 8 weeks in your pregnancy, but haven’t had contact with a midwife yet, it’s important to do so ASAP.
As your pregnancy progresses, you’ll see your midwife more often for checkups. At the end of your pregnancy you’ll visit her weekly. When there is any risk of complications, the midwife can refer you to the hospital gynecologist, who will then take over and will guide you up until the end of your pregnancy.
When do you sign up for Maternity Care?
To make sure that, after you have given birth, you’ll receive the best suitable maternity care for your personal situation, it’s necessary to register with us before the 20th week of pregnancy.
About 4-6 weeks before your due date, one of our intake-employee’s will visit you to inform you about our maternity care. She can tell you what to expect and she’ll answer any questions you might have. If there are specific requirements you have, you can share them now. The interview takes place in your home.
To sign up for our maternity care, simply click the button on the top right of this page.
During your pregnancy your baby gets all its nutrients through the umbilical cord. After birth you and your partner have to make sure that your baby gets the nutrients it needs to grow and stay healthy. Whether you choose to breastfeed or to give a milk formula, the most important thing is that your child is drinking. Your nurse will give you guidance and help you find a good feeding schedule.
Breastfeeding: the best start
Breastfeeding is the best and most natural nutrient that a newborn baby can get. Breast milk contains many antibodies, which protect your baby against diseases. According to research, when breastfed, your child will be less likely to have, for example: laryngitis, otitis or nasal infections, meningitis, cow’s milk allergy and diabetes.
Benefits of breastfeeding
In addition to the protection provided by breast milk, breastfeeding has further advantages:
• You always have it with you
• It has the right temperature and composition
• There is no expiration date (note: this does not apply to breast milk!)
• It strengthens the bond between you and your baby
• The first six months will be sufficient for healthy growth and development
• It is free
• Breastfeeding strengthens your bones in later life.
Sometimes breastfeeding does not succeed straight away. Then you can turn to the experienced lactation consultants of Borstvoedingspraktijk De Baker. They will visit you at home and give the advice and guidance you need to make breastfeeding a success.
They can also advise you about renting or buying products that are necessary when breastfeeding, for example a breast pump.
Together we will find a way to make you and your baby feel comfortable with breastfeeding.
What is maternity care?
Maternity care is professional care given by a maternity nurse, starting with assisting during labour and continuing up to 10 days after you have given birth. Since 2006, maternity care is part of your standard health insurance.
Maternity nurses perform the following tasks (basic care):
• assist your midwife when you give birth at home (if applicable)
• checking up on and taking care of you and your baby (the main task!)
• instruct, inform and guide you and your partner, so that after the postpartum period you can independently and confidently take care of your baby
• observe, monitor and report
• perform light housework (domestic cleaning and changing your bed)
• guaranteeing hygiene
Every new mother is entitled to the above mentioned basic maternity care (24 hours).
The more hours of maternity care that are allocated to you, the more tasks your maternity nurse can run in addition to these basic care duties. Consult and plan with your maternity nurse, find out what’s possible, share your expectations and let her know what’s important to you.
Optimal care for you and your baby during your maternity period, that’s what maternity care is all about.
When does maternity care start?
This depends on whether you will be giving birth at home or in the hospital.
Giving birth at home, maternity care starts during childbirth.
Our nurse can assist the midwife during your labour. She will make sure everything is ready for the midwife to allow your baby to be born safely. After you have given birth they will stay with you for at least two more hours. Then they’ll perform the first checks on you and your baby and she will clean up your room.
Giving birth at a hospital, maternity care begins when you get home.
After you have given birth in the hospital you have to contact us to start maternity care: (020) 631 45 10.
When you have given birth at home, your midwife will contact us to start maternity care.
Duration of maternity care
On average our maternity care consists of 49 hours.
When, during pregnancy and postpartum, there are no specifics, you will be entitled to receive 49 hours of care, spread over eight days.
Indication of the number of hours of maternity care
You are entitled to a minimum of 24 hours of maternity care. The number of care hours can be extended on medical grounds to a maximum of 80 hours. During the intake interview that you’ll have approximately 4 -6 weeks prior to your due date, you’ll find out how many hours of maternity care to expect during your postpartum period. Based on the National Indication Protocol for Maternity Care, our intake staff will indicate how many hours are to be granted.
At a later stage, in consultation with us, this indication can be adjusted by your obstetrician/gynecologist/doctor or maternity nurse.
Your maternity care hours will be divided over eight consecutive days, counting from the day you gave birth.
Usually a maternity nurse comes to your home for eight days, to take care of you and your baby. But there are exceptions.
For example; if you stay two days in the hospital during your maternity period, your insurer will take off 2 days from your 8 days of maternity care. That will leave you with 6 days of care.
Read more about extended and delayed maternity care at specialized maternity care.
Maternity care choices
We tailor our maternity care to your wishes as much as possible.
The more care hours that are allocated to you, the more extended our care will be. Our maternity nurse asks you at the end of each day if you’re happy about the care that you have received. Would you like a different format of the work offered? Don’t hesitate to tell her.
Maternity care options.
Basic care 24 hours, spread over 8 days
The main concern of our maternity nurse is taking care of you and your baby. She will devote considerable attention to make the (breast) feeding successful and will carry out all the necessary checks on you and your baby.
During this period you will learn how to take care of your baby (bathing, feeding, etc.).
Basic care also includes daily cleaning of the bathroom and toilet. If you’d like her to, the maternity nurse will also change your bed and she’ll make you breakfast or lunch.
Up to 49 hours of maternity care
Besides the aforementioned basic care, the maternity nurse will also perform light household tasks, such as doing the dishes of the day, taking care of the laundry and possibly vacuuming.
Also, the maternity nurse will still be around when the next (breast) feeding occurs. She will pay attention to the other children in your family as well.
More than 49 hours of maternity care
You may be entitled to more hours of maternity care on medical grounds. Please contact us if you have any questions.
We guarantee that you will always receive the minimum basic care of 3 hours a day.
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We’re very pleased that you choose De Baker Maternity Care!
We collaborate with more than 60 Insurance Company labels, so chances are that we concluded a contract with your Insurance Company as well.
It is important that you register with us within 15 weeks before your due date. Sooner is even better so all can be arranged in time!
In most cases you can register with us directly, however, a number of insurance companies demand that registration finds place via the insurance, this is contractually determined.
An overview of all Insurance companies can be found here.
Tip: Always check the information of your health care provider if you want to know exactly which maternity care will or will not be reimbursed. This prevents you from financial setbacks afterwards. Be sure to ask for a maternity package from the insurance!
More information about maternity care fees and charges can be found here.
We do our best to give you and your baby an assured start and a most enjoyable postpartum period.
Click on the name of your insurance company to start the application!