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Stadshagen Midwife: Maternity leave for partners in the Netherlands

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The maternity partner leave program in the Netherlands

Becoming pregnant, being pregnant, giving birth and the upcoming parenthood might be challenging if you don’t speak Dutch. Birth Verloskundigen is a midwife practice in Stadshagen Zwolle that will provide you with

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guidance during the pregnancy, giving the birth and the maternity period. We can also provide information on planning to conceive, how to plan your birth control and birth control prescription (insertion of birth control devices, such as spiral ect.)

Birth Verloskundigen is a small, personal, committed and dedicated midwife practice that delivers a full care model for parents and children. We offer you professional midwifery care from a responsible and efficient perspective by working closely together with other disciplines. We have the possibility to provide you with longer and more frequent checkups than usual in a Dutch practice, so there will be enough time for all your wishes and questions.

 

The partner leave program of the Netherlands is not always easy to understand for non-Dutch speaking people. Even for Dutch Speaking people it’s sometimes hard to get.

As of the 1st of July 2020, the current Dutch law with regards to the partner leave program will change. Even most of the Dutch partners are not aware of the new applicable law as of the first of July 2020.

The existing arrangement as of the first of January 2019

Since the 1st of January 2019, partners of women who have given birth are entitled to the number of working hours per week at 100% of the wage. The employee can take these leave days at his own discretion. But must do this within 4 weeks after the birth of the child.

Example: the partner is working 4 days, 8 hours per day. The partner is entitled to have 8 X 4 = 32 hours, to be taken in the first 4 weeks after the delivery at his own discretion. The employer will continue to pay the salary in full during this leave.

Maternity leave as of the 1st of July 2020

As of the 1st of July 2020, the partners may take another 5 weeks of additional birth leave in the first half year, after the delivery at 70% of their wages.

The employee must take these leave weeks within 6 months after the birth of the child. However, one of the conditions is that an employee first takes up the birth leave of once the number of working hours per week.

An employee must also request the leave in whole weeks. In consultation with the employer, the employee can spread the additional leave over a period longer than 5 weeks. It is also possible to take additional birth leave for less than 5 weeks.

Is your child born on or after 1 July 2020? Then your partner will be entitled to supplementary birth leave and the benefit.

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Maternity Leave as of the 1st of July 2020

Partners bounding with their newborn

Research suggests that fathers who are hand-on early and throughout their babies’ early years will be less stressed, and the children benefit too, so that’s why every partner should consider to take the benefits of the maternity leave facilities.

Whether they deserve it or not, new dads can get a bad press for failing to be “hands-on” with their new son or daughter. But now a growing body of research suggests that the sooner fathers starting bonding with their baby, the brighter the future for the whole family.

Partners are given the space to be a father. If they find that they can very well take care of their child alone, this increases the self-confidence in their paternity.

More information can be obtained at the official site of the Dutch Government at: https://www.rijksoverheid.nl/onderwerpen/geboorteverlof-en-partnerverlof/plannen-met-geboorteverlof-voor-partners

How is the arrangement in the Netherlands compared to other countries?

Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Estonia and Portugal offer the best family-friendly policies among 31 rich countries with available data, according to a new UNICEF report. Switzerland, Greece, Cyprus, United Kingdom and Ireland rank the lowest.

Produced by UNICEF’s Office of Research – Innocenti the report ranks countries across the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and European Union (EU) based on their national family-friendly policies. These policies include the duration of parental leave at full pay equivalent, and childcare services for children aged between 0-6 years old.

Looking at the position of the Netherlands  with regards to parental leave for partners, there is still a lot of work to be done.

Maternity Leave

Source: https://www.unicef-irc.org/family-friendly#sectionDownload

The report also finds that there is a significant lack of paid paternity available to fathers. However, even when fathers are offered paid leave, many do not to take it. In Japan, the only country that offers at least six months at full pay for fathers, only 1 in 20 fathers took paid leave in 2017.

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Birth Verloskundigen is a small, personal, committed and dedicated midwife practice that delivers a full care model for parents and child. We offer you professional midwifery care from a responsible and efficient perspective by working closely together with other disciplines. We have the possibility to provide you with longer and more frequent checkups than usual in a Dutch practice. By doing this, there will be enough time for all your wishes and questions.

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Therefore, we provide you with an English, German, French or Arabic speaking midwife, flexible consultation hours, ultrasounds, home visits, continuous monitoring during the pregnancy. We provide delivery at home and in the hospital, cooperation with the gynecologists in the region. All midwives are registered in the quality register for midwives. We have contracts with all major healthcare insurance companies, post-natal care, preconception consultation and birth control consultation.

Because it is not about us, but about you. It’s about your pregnancy, you are giving birth and it’s your child. We inform, facilitate and check.

You are welcome for a free consultation at our practice in Stadshagen Zwolle, or we can visit you on-site.

Are you interested or do you have any questions? Please contact us by sending an email to info@birth-verloskundigen.nl or call us at +31 6 15 15 80 52.

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Top 10 woorden tijdens zwangerschap | Birth Verloskundigen Stadshagen

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Ben jij in blijde verwachting van jullie (eerste) kindje en woonachtig in Zwolle of omgeving? Dan ben je van harte welkom bijVerloskundige Stadshagen Birth Verloskundigen Stadshagen Zwolle! Verloskundigenpraktijk Birth is een persoonlijke en kleinschalige praktijk waar jij en je partner terecht kunnen voor alles rondom een zwangerschap. Zowel voor, tijdens als na de zwangerschap kun je bij ons in de praktijk terecht voor hulp, advies en begeleiding.

Tijdens de zwangerschap, bevalling en kraambed komen er woorden voorbij die je misschien nog nooit eerder hebt gehoord. Om het een stukje duidelijker te maken hebben we 10 veelvoorkomende woorden uitgekozen en hieronder uitgelegd.

Colostrum

Colostrum is de eerste moedermelk die je baby drinkt na de geboorte. Dit zit boordevol antistoffen om je baby direct na de geboorte optimaal te beschermen tegen infecties. Daarom wordt het ook wel vloeibaar goud genoemd.

Fundus

Fundus is een ander woord voor de bovenste rand van de baarmoeder. Tijdens je zwangerschap is de groei van je baarmoeder een goede indicatie voor de groei van je kindje. Als je op controle gaat, kijkt je verloskundige hoe je baarmoeder groeit door de positie van de bovenrand ten opzichte van het schaambot en de navel te voelen. Dit wordt ook wel de fundus hoogte genoemd.

Neonaat

Dit is die term die gebruikt wordt voor een pasgeboren baby in de leeftijd van 1 tot 28 dagen.

Ontsluiting

Ontsluiting is een fase van de bevalling waarin de baarmoedermond opengaat. De eerste centimeters van de ontsluiting gaan meestal langzamer dan de laatste centimeters. Bij 10 centimeter heb je volledige ontsluiting.

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Ook wel het knuffelhormoon genoemd. Oxytocine speelt vóór, tijdens en na je zwangerschap een grote rol. Het wordt geproduceerd door een klein onderdeel van je hersenen, de hypothalamus. Het bevordert de bevruchting, wekt weeën op en zorgt voor het toeschietreflex bij het geven van borstvoeding. Na de bevalling verandert er iets blijvends in je hormoonhuishouding. Moeders hebben namelijk meer oxytocine dan vrouwen die geen moeder zijn. Dit bevordert de band met je baby en zorgt voor een goede hechting.

Placenta

De placenta (ook wel de nageboorte of moederkoek genoemd) is een zeer belangrijk orgaan, het zorgt ervoor dat de zwangerschap instant blijft en geeft je babyvoeding en zuurstof. Na de geboorte van je kindje moet de placenta nog komen, de baarmoeder trekt dan samen zodat de placenta loslaat van de baarmoederwand. De verloskundige controleert of de placenta losligt, als dat het geval is wordt er gevraagd om nog eens te persen zodat deze geboren wordt. De placenta, vliezen en navelsteng worden achteraf altijd goed nagekeken om te zien of deze compleet zijn.

Strippen

De verloskundige kan je ‘strippen’ om de kans op bevallen te vergroten, meestal wordt dit vanaf 41 weken gedaan. Eerst voelt ze via inwendig onderzoek of de baarmoedermond al soepel is en of er al ontsluiting is. Als dat het geval is kan je gestript worden. Bij het strippen woelt de verloskundige met haar vingers de vliezen van de baarmoedermond los. Hierbij komen hormonen vrij (prostaglandines) die de bevalling op gang kunnen brengen.

Stuwing

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Breast feeding during pregnancy

Als je melkproductie na een paar dagen op gang komt kun je last krijgen van stuwing. Stuwing is te herkennen aan warme,

pijnlijke en/of gespannen borsten. Het ontstaat omdat er nog een evenwicht gevonden moet worden tussen de ‘vraag’ van je baby en jouw ‘aanbod’ van moedermelk.

Toucheren

Toucheren is het inwendig onderzoek dat wordt gedaan door de verloskundige of gynaecoloog, op het moment dat de bevalling (waarschijnlijk) is begonnen. Tijdens het toucheren brengt hij of zij twee vingers in je vagina om te checken of de baarmoedermond al verweekt (zacht geworden) is en om te kijken hoe ver de ontsluiting is gevorderd.

Uitdrijving

Na de ontsluiting begint de volgende fase van de bevalling; de uitdrijving. De uitdrijvingsfase begint als de baby aan zijn weg door het baringskanaal begint, dit gebeurt onder invloed van persweeën.

 

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Ben jij in blijde verwachting van jullie (eerste) kindje en woonachtig in Zwolle of omgeving? Dan ben je van harte welkom bij

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Midwife practice Stadshagen Zwolle

Birth Verloskundigen Stadshagen Zwolle! Verloskundigenpraktijk Birth is een persoonlijke en kleinschalige praktijk waar jij en je partner terecht kunnen voor alles rondom een zwangerschap. Zowel voor, tijdens als na de zwangerschap kun je bij ons in de praktijk terecht voor hulp, advies en begeleiding.

Wij bieden kleinschalige autonome verloskundige zorg in Stadshagen, Zwolle en omgeving. Wij begeleiden vrouwen en hun partners bij hun kinderwens, in de zwangerschap, tijdens de baring en in het kraambed. Kortom, Birth Verloskundigen is een verloskundigenpraktijk in Stadshagen Zwolle waar we voor jou klaar staan met passende zorg.

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Top ten common words during your pregnancy

Terminology during your pregnancy

Becoming pregnant, being pregnant, giving birth and the upcoming parenthood might be challenging if you don’t speak Verloskundige StadshagenDutch. Birth Verloskundigen is a midwife practice in Stadshagen Zwolle that will provide you with guidance during the pregnancy, giving the birth and the maternity period. We can also provide information on planning to conceive, how to plan your birth control and birth control prescription (insertion of birth control devices, such as spiral ect.)
Birth Verloskundigen is a small, personal, committed and dedicated midwife practice that delivers a full care model for parents and children. We offer you professional midwifery care from a responsible and efficient perspective by working closely together with other disciplines. We have the possibility to provide you with longer and more frequent checkups than usual in a Dutch practice, so there will be enough time for all your wishes and questions.

During your pregnancy you might be confronted with all kinds of terminology and wordings you never heard before.
As to help you with this terminology, we have selected 10 commonly used words and explained them below.

Breast engorgement or Stowage (Dutch: Stuwing)

Breast engorgement happens commonly in the early days and weeks of breastfeeding. Once your baby is born, your breasts

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Breast feeding during pregnancy

get a signal to start full milk production. If your milk production starts after a few days, you may suffer from congestion.Breast engorgement /Stowage can be recognized by warm, painful and / or tense breasts. The reason is, that there is still a kind of disbalance between “demand” of your baby and your breastmilk “supply” on the other side.

Colostrum (Dutch: Colostrum)

Colostrum is the first breast milk that your breasts produce during pregnancy and in the first few days after the birth of a child. This is the first stage of breast milk production. Colostrum is packed with antibodies to optimally protect your baby against infections immediately after birth. Colostrum is also called “gold liquid”.

 

Dilation (Dutch: Ontsluiting)

Dilation is the phase of labour in which the cervix opens. In most healthy, full-term pregnancies, the cervix remains tightly closed until late in the third trimester. At this point, your baby starts to engage in the pelvis, putting pressure on the cervix and causing it to open up, or dilate, in preparation for labor. Once labor begins, contractions will cause your cervix to dilate fully, allowing your baby to enter the birth canal and, ultimately, be born.Usually, the last centimeters dilations happens faster than at the beginning of delation. Complete dilation is when the dilation is ten centimeters, during the pushing (second stage), the baby can further descend into the birth canal (vagina).

Fundus (Dutch: Fundus)

The upper edge of the Uterus is called the Fundus.During your pregnancy, the growth of your uterus is a good indication of the growth of your baby. When you go for a checkup, your midwife checks how your uterus grows by measuring/feeling the position of the upper edge relative to the pubic bone and the navel. This is called fundus height.

Membrane stripping or membrane sweeping (Dutch: Strippen)

The midwife might “strip” your membranes to increase the chance of giving birth naturally, usually this is done from 41 weeks.Stripping the membranes is a way to induce labor. It involves your midwife sweeping their (gloved) finger between the thin membranes of the amniotic sac in your uterus. First, she will feel through internal vaginal examination whether the cervix is ​​already flexible and whether there is already dilation. If that is the case, your membranes can be stripped. This releases hormones (prostaglandins) that can start the birth.

Neonate (Dutch: Neonaat)

A Neonate is the term used for a newborn baby aged between 1 and 28 days.

Placenta (Dutch: Placenta)

The placenta (also known as the afterbirth or mother’s cake) is a very important organ, it ensures that the pregnancy remains instant and supplies your baby with nutrition and oxygen. After the birth of your child, the placenta has yet to come. The uterus needs to contract to release the placenta from the uterine wall. The obstetrician or midwife checks whether the placenta is loose, if that is the case, you are asked to press again so that it is born. The placenta, membranes and umbilical cord are always carefully checked to see if they are complete.

Pushing (Dutch: Uitdrijving)

After the Dilation phase, the next stage starts: the expulsion.During the expulsion stage, contractions reach maximum intensity and push the fetus out of the uterus, through the cervix, and down the birth canal. Delivery, or birth of the fetus, is the arrival of the fetus into the outside world.

Verloskundige ZwolleOxytocin (Dutch: Oxytocine)

Oxytocin is known as the “cuddle hormone,” but that simplistic moniker glosses over the complex role this hormone plays in social interactions and bonding.Oxytocin plays a major role before, during and after your pregnancy. It is produced by a small part of your brain, called hypothalamus. It causes fertilization, the contractions during birth, and milk production after birth. After the birth, your hormone balance changes permanently. Women who gave birth have higher oxytocin levels, compared to other women. This helps forming a good relationship between you and your baby.

 

 

Vaginal Examination (Dutch: Toucheren)

Vaginal examination is the internal examination that is done by the midwife, when the delivery has (probably) started. He or she puts two fingers in your vagina to check whether the cervix has already softened and to see how far the disclosure has progressed.Midwifes gauge cervical dilation by feeling the cervical opening with two fingers. They place their two fingers on either side of the cervical opening and estimate how far apart their fingers are. They can’t see the cervix itself during the exam since the cervix is located at the back of the vagina.

Birth Verloskundigen

Birth Verloskundigen is a small, personal, committed and dedicated midwife practice that delivers a full care model for parents and child. We offer you professional midwifery care from a responsible and efficient perspective by working closely together with other disciplines. We have the possibility to provide you with longer and more frequent checkups than usual in a Dutch practice. By doing this, there will be enough time for all your wishes and questions.

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Therefore, we provide you with an English, German, French or Arabic speaking midwife, flexible consultation hours, ultrasounds, home visits, continuous monitoring during the pregnancy. We provide delivery at home and in the hospital, cooperation with the gynecologists in the region. All midwives are registered in the quality register for midwives. We have contracts with all major healthcare insurance companies, post-natal care, preconception consultation and birth control consultation.

Because it is not about us, but about you. It’s about your pregnancy, you are giving birth and it’s your child. We inform, facilitate and check.

You are welcome for a free consultation at our practice in Stadshagen Zwolle, or we can visit you on-site.

Are you interested or do you have any questions? Please contact us by sending an email to info@birth-verloskundigen.nl or call us at +31 6 15 15 80 52.

Hopefully see you seen!
Birth Verloskundigen

www: www.birth-verloskundigen.nl

email: info@birth-verloskundigen.nl

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After delivering, its time for selecting your Child Care Centre

Selecting your Childcare

It’s time! The time of weekday afternoon naps with your baby is almost over: you go back to work and your little one goes to daycare for the first time. It is quite a challenge for every parent to find the right childcare.

Which requirements must they meet? And what should you pay attention to? Read all about the childcare requirements here on the website of the government 👉 https://www.rijksoverheid.nl/onderwerpen/kinderopvang/kwaliteitseisen-kinderopvang-en-peuterspeelzalen.

The text below is a free translation of the information provided on the governmental website: https://www.rijksoverheid.nl/onderwerpen/kinderopvang/kwaliteitseisen-kinderopvang-en-peuterspeelzalen.

Quality requirements for childcare

Good childcare is very important. Children need to feel safe and have the space to develop. The central government has therefore drawn up quality requirements that childcare organizations must adhere too. These requirements are part of the Innovation and Quality of Childcare Act (IKK).

Development is central

The development of children is important. It lays a foundation for the rest of their lives. Childcare organizations must therefore exchange development information with the child’s school. This can only happen after the parents have given written permission for this.

A mentor for every child

Every child in childcare receives a mentor. Also, the children who go to the day care on a flexible day care basis. The mentor is a pedagogical employee from the child’s group. The mentor stimulates the child’s development. For example, by setting goals. Are there specificities in the development of the child? Then the mentor refers to the parents for further help.

Number of pedagogical employees per child

The group size and group composition must be in the correct proportion to the number of pedagogical employees. The maximum number of babies of 0 years per pedagogical employee has decreased since 1 January 2019. That is now 1 pedagogical employee for 3 zero-year children. Previously it was 1 pedagogical employee at 4 zero-year children. As a result, the pedagogical employee has more time and attention for children in the first year of life.

For children as of the age of 7 years in an out-of-school care (BSO), the maximum number of children per pedagogical employee has increased. From 1 in 10 children to 1 pedagogical employee to 12 children. This change took effect on January 1, 2019.

Volunteers do not count as pedagogical staff members in the calculation of the maximum number of children per pedagogical staff member.

Permanent employees for zero-year-olds

Zero-year-olds must have a minimum of 2 permanent employees who guide them. This is called the fixed-face criterion. A permanent employee knows how a baby develops, what makes the child stressed and what he needs. The fixed-face criterion does not apply to after-school care.

Coaching by a pedagogical policy officer

Every childcare must have a pedagogical policy officer from January 1, 2019. The pedagogical policy officer coaches the pedagogical staff in their daily activities. The coaching must take place at least annually. The pedagogical policy officer also deals with pedagogical policy. For example, how pedagogical employees challenge children to learn new skills.

Training and development of pedagogical employees

The childcare organization must have a training plan for the education and development of pedagogical staff. There is a limitation for the use of trainees and employees who do not yet meet the training requirements. That way there is enough time and capacity to guide them.

From 1 January 2023, all pedagogical staff working with babies must receive specific training. Raid forces and pedagogical employees who work on baby groups on a temporary basis must also meet this qualification requirement.

Dutch language

The requirements for the minimum language level for professionals come into effect on January 1, 2023. They must have a good command of the Dutch language.

Safety

Children in childcare are vulnerable. Certainly, if they are so young that they cannot yet express themselves verbally. The central government is therefore taking measures to improve childcare safety.

Checking quality requirements

The GGD checks whether childcare organizations meet the statutory quality requirements. They do this on behalf of the municipality, based on the model report day care. Municipalities must take enforcement action if organizations do not meet the requirements. This can be done, for example, by issuing a warning or imposing a fine. The Education Inspectorate annually investigates whether municipalities perform their legal duties in the field of childcare.

In the National Childcare Register (LRK) you will find a summary of GGD inspection results per childcare location.

This blog article is based on: https://www.rijksoverheid.nl/onderwerpen/kinderopvang/kwaliteitseisen-kinderopvang-en-peuterspeelzalen.

In case you would like to receive more information, please contact us at: www.birth-verloskundigen.nl/contact

 

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