Hours of Care

A baby does not yet learn the difference between day and night within their first weeks of life. On this basis, I cater my availability to be for both day and night shifts.

Once you register with me, I welcome you to contact me at any time. Upon initial interview/meeting, suited hours of care may be discussed and requested as you should see fit.

The number of hours of maternity care you receive is calculated on the basis of national (LIP) guidelines established by health insurance companies and other organisations active in the healthcare sector. These average at 49 hours across 8 consecutive days.  It is your right to distribute these hours accordingly across the 8 day period, though 3 hours be at minimum per day. Based on both conditions and progresses of mother and child, additional hours can be granted where necessary upon my assessments within those 8 days.

In the case of a home birth, hours of care begin upon arrival of myself and the midwife to your home, where we will work together to assist you in your delivery. In the case of a hospital or birthing center birth, hours of care begin post-birth upon meeting you back at your home, unless otherwise requested.

I am registered in the Netherlands under the KCKZ, a regulatory body for Kraamzorg workers. This allows me to work with all major insurance companies; covering my costs under your basic coverage. Dutch Healthcare Authority sets a separate small fee to regulate the cost of your own personal contribution for care, being 4.15EU/ hr as of 2015.

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