Sadly, the number of coronavirus cases continues to rise in the Netherlands. We understand that as an expectant mother you will have many questions. We will try to answer some of those questions on this page.
De Kraamvogel will continue to provide maternity care and to assist during deliveries. However, we will not allow maternity nurses with coronavirus symptoms to work. It may therefore be necessary to implement a 'peak policy' in some regions. The available maternity nurses will then be shared as well as possible across the families requiring maternity care.
De Kraamvogel follows the guidelines issued by the RIVM (National Institute for Public Health and the Environment) and the GGD (Area Health Authority). Furthermore, as an organisation offering maternity care we believe it is our social responsibility to prevent further spread of the virus. We have therefore taken various measures ourselves, to enable us to minimise the risk of infection while ensuring the continuity of all essential processes. These measures are as follows:
If any of our maternity nurses has been in contact with anyone who has or is suspected of having contracted the coronavirus, or they themselves have any coronavirus symptoms, then they will be excluded from providing care.
Visitors after the birth
As new parents you will obviously want to introduce your baby to family and friends during your maternity period. Given the ongoing spread of the coronavirus, it is best to wait. To prevent the virus from spreading, the advice is to avoid social contact as much as possible. So, hard though it might be, we strongly advise you not to allow any visitors to come to meet the baby.
Tips to prevent infection
Like to know more?
For more information, please go to www.rivm.nl/coronavirus/covid-19/vragen-antwoorden. For the latest news on the coronavirus, go to: https://www.rivm.nl/nieuws/actuele-informatie-over-coronavirus. Alternatively call the designated telephone number 0800 – 1351.
If you have any worries or complaints, please contact your GP.
Information about the coronavirus is also available in other languages on the Pharos website: https://www.pharos.nl/coronavirus/.