Things to arrange in the postnatal period

Shortly after giving birth, there are a number of things that need to be arranged. Because the new mother is often preoccupied with her body and baby, these “tasks” often end up with her partner.

Report your homecoming

If you gave birth in hospital, it is important that you call the maternity care when you know that you can go home. Maternity care provides initial care at home. If you gave birth under the supervision of the gynecologist, the hospital will inform us when you will be discharged from the hospital. It is also important for us to know that you have gone home, because then we are responsible for mother and baby again.

Registering childbirth

Your baby must be reported within 3 working days to the registrar of births, marriages and deaths in the municipality where your child was born.
When you go there, please take the following with you:

  • Proof of identification
  • Marriage certificate or certificate of recognition (for parental authority)
  • Note with full names of your baby, date and time of birth

In Amersfoort, you will have to go to the town hall. For more information, visit the (Dutch) website of the Municipality of Amersfoort.

Health insurance

The health insurance law stipulates that parents must report the birth of their child within 4 months after childbirth. Children under the age of 18 are co-insured with one of the parents free of charge.

Birth announcements

After the birth of your baby, you may want to contact the printer who takes care of the birth announcements. You can provide him/her with the exact date of birth, time, weight, height, name and gender of your baby. It is important that all dates and numbers are captured correctly. Therefore, check these carefully before having the cards printed.

Letter for your GP

If you gave birth under our responsibility, we will send a digital letter to your GP after the birth of your baby. This includes information about the course of the pregnancy, delivery and your baby.
If you gave birth in hospital, you may receive this letter on paper. We kindly request you to hand them over to us within a few days after childbirth.
Your baby is automatically registered in the practice of the mother’s GP.

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