Arranging Maternity Care

Arranging Maternity Care

After your baby’s birth you are entitled to Maternity Care. But how do you sign up for it and what can you expect from Kraamzorg Zuid Gelderland’s maternity nurses? Find out everything about arranging maternity care and what you need to know on this website.

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What does a Maternity Nurse do?

Our Maternity Nurses care for mother and baby both during labour and after birth and they provide education and advice. This way you will be able to do it all yourself by the end of your maternity week. She will also pay attention to domestic chores that relate directly to your or your baby’s needs.

How do you arrange maternity care? And when?

Everybody is entitled to maternity care, it is covered by your basic insurance. But how do you arrange things? Everybody has different needs and requires a different type of care. That is why we offer maternity care adjusted to your personal situation. The best time to start arranging maternity care is when you are about 8-10 weeks pregnant. Make sure you start your arrangements on time, preferably before you are 16 weeks pregnant.

Our 7 steps for a beautiful maternity period

Step 1. Register for maternity care

We recommend that you register with us as early as possible in your pregnancy. This gives us enough time to arrange everything for you down to the last detail. This includes contact with your GP, midwife and health insurer.

Step 2. Care agreement

The agreement is concluded by accepting the general terms and conditions. Are all papers in order, signed and confirmed? We will then schedule an appointment together for the intake interview.

Step 3. Intake interview

Together we will discuss your personal situation and how we can adjust our maternity care to your needs and we will determine the hours of care you are entitled to.

Step 4. Materials and supplies for the maternity period

Based on the intake interview, we determine which materials are needed to provide you with optimal support. We are thinking of items for the mother and baby, both during and after the birth.

Step 5. Childbirth

Assistance during labour. We will assist at home deliveries as well as hospital deliveries.

Step 6. Postpartum period

Postnatal assistance. During the first week your maternity nurse is there to help you get back on your feet.

Step 7. Costs and fees

Maternity care is reimbursed from the basic health insurance package (2023). This includes compensation for a minimum of 24 and a maximum of 80 hours, spread over a maximum of 10 days. This reimbursement is calculated from the day of delivery. Depending on the health insurer, a personal contribution applies in certain cases.

Sign up for Maternity Care now

Easily register with Kraamzorg Zuid-Gelderland in less than 5 minutes.


Do you still have many questions? Then take a look at our frequently asked questions page. If your question is not listed, please contact us! We are ready to answer all your questions.

When to arrange maternity care?

The best time to start arranging maternity care is when you are about 8-10 weeks pregnant.

How long will you receive maternity care?

You will receive 8 – 10 days of maternity care. In general, you will receive 8 days of maternity care. If there is something wrong with you or your baby that requires some extra days, these will be indicated. If you give birth in the hospital and stay there another day, these will be waived. For example, if you were in the hospital for 2 days, you will receive care at home for another 6 days. In special situations, an extension of days beyond the 10th day is sometimes possible. Whether this is possible depends on how you are insured and with which health insurer. This must always be specially requested.

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Find your Maternity Care Centre

We provide maternity care in the whole Zuid-Gelderland region; the area between Arnhem and Nijmegen and a number of municipalities just past the German border. We also cover the municipalities Cuijk, Grave, Mook, Molenhoek and Landerd as well as the villages Herpen, Neerloon, Overlangel and Ravenstein.