During the postpartum week we, as midwives, are your first point of contact and responsible for the health of you and your child. If you have any questions or if you are worried about something you can call us day or night at 0031-(0)6-28069584.
Even if you delivered at the hospital due to medical complications, you and your child fall under our responsibility after you return home. The maternity assistant (kraamzorg) will do some daily check-ups, such as measuring your temperature, judging the amount of blood loss and checking-up on your stitches. She will rapport this to us.
The maternity assistant will, of course, also check-up on the health of your child: is the temperature right? Is the feeding going well? Does your child have the right color? In case of doubt, she will contact us immediately.
We will visit you a few times during the postpartum week. We discuss how the delivery went, provide you with information and answer any of your questions. At the end of the postpartum week we will tell you that we are transferring you to the care of your general practitioner and the consultationbureau. In case you have any more questions after the postpartum week that we can give you a better answer to, you are always free to call.
Six weeks after the delivery you will come to us for the after check-up. We like to hear how the past few weeks have been and if you have recovered physically. Of course, we would also love to admire your child.