MATERNITY CARE AND SHOPPING LIST

There are insurance policies that offer their policyholders maternity care. So call your insurance company to find out what your options are. Some drugstores also sell a maternity kit that contains the supplies required home birth and maternity care. A maternity package contains everything that is useful for the care of mother and child, such as:

  • diaper tape
  • 2 packs of maternity pads
  • 1 pack of zigzag cotton wool
  • 1 bottle of alcohol 70%
  • 2 packs of sterile gauze pads (sixteen)
  • 6 cellulose pads
  • 2 net pants or large underpants
  • 2 large maternity mattresses (only for home birth)
  • 6 sterile gauzes (10 by 10)
  • nursing pads
  • umbilical clamp

FOR THE BABY IT IS CONVENIENT TO HAVE:

  • ± 6 rompers or wrap vests
  • ± 6 sweaters and pants or suits
  • 3 hats
  • 12 hydrophilic diapers (separate from any disposable diapers)
  • 3 flannel diapers
  • 6 burp cloths
  • 1 metal approved jar
  • pitcher bag
  • bath (+ standard if necessary)
  • baby oil
  • 1 diaper pail
  • thermometer (digital)
  • garbage bags
  • plastic sheet to protect the mattress

 

Bed Raisers

Raising the maternity bed is compulsory by the Working Conditions Act for the work of maternity assistants. Therefore, we request that the bed be raised by means of bed raisers or beer crates (total height from the ground to top of mattress 70 cm), if possible. You can call Thuiszorg Amsterdam 0900-250 00 02. They will deliver the bed raisers (and also other items) free of charge and will also come pick them up again.