Maternity care

In accordance with the National Indication Protocol, Mammae Mia offers several forms of care. We will contact you about 6 weeks before your due date for the intake interview. During this conversation your wishes and needs are discussed. If you’re having your first child, the intake will be held at your home and by telephone. For the next child, the intake is done by phone, unless you have another preference.

5 to 6 HOURS OF MATERNITY CARE PER DAY

Normally, everyone is entitled to 49 hours of maternity care, assuming they want to breastfeed their baby. That equals about 5 to 6 hours of care per day.

During this care, the maternity nurse pays attention to, among other things:

  • Caring and checking up on the mother
  • Caring and checking up on the Baby
  • Providing information and instruction whilst accompanying the integration of the baby in the family.
  • Observing, identifying and reporting
  • Guaranteeing hygiene
  • The care and / or shelter of other family members in the house
  • Performing household chores

 

3 À 4 HOURS OF MATERNITY CARE PER DAY

In this form of maternity care, the priority of the maternity nurse will be on the care of mother and baby and assisting with breastfeeding. In addition, she will pay a lot of attention to providing information and accompanying the integration of the baby in the family.

7-8 HOURS OF MATERNITY CARE PER DAY

Sometimes it is necessary for the maternity nurse to provide you with extra support during the maternity week. The midwife will give a medical indication if extra care is required. The maternity nurse will then be with you for a little longer to provide the care that meets your needs.

EXTENDED MATERNITY CARE

Normally, the maternity nurse stays up to and including the 8th day after the birth of the baby. Nevertheless, it may happen that due to circumstances you need one or two extra days of maternity care. In consultation with the midwife, the care can therefore be extended to a maximum of 10 days

DELAYED MATERNITY CARE

Mammae mia attaches great importance to providing good support in your home situation, even after hospitalization. In case of hospitalization, we advise you to contact Mammae Mia and your insurance company about the possibilities.

Assistance during delivery

The maternity nurse assists the midwife during the home birth. We are available 24 hours a day for assistance with the home birth. The maternity nurse ensures that everything is ready for the delivery. She supports you (and your partner) during the delivery and contributes to a relaxed atmosphere. Immediately after the delivery, the maternity nurse will take care of you and the baby.

WALK-IN HOURS

Every Wednesday afternoon from 2 pm to 4 pm Mammae Mia has a walk-in consultation hour at 138 Derde Oosterparkstraat. During this consultation hour you can weigh your baby and exchange experiences with other mothers. The lactation consultant is always available to answer questions.