Practical information

Are you ready? Good preparation provides peace of mind. 

Practical information

Are you ready? Good preparation provides peace of mind.

Preparation time

Long expected, but yet suprised
Because you do not know in advance when you are going to give birth, it is handy to have everything prepared from week 37. Your mind is elsewhere at the moment of childbirth. Good preparation can eliminate fear and uncertainty. This allows you to relax better during delivery. And relaxation ensures that you suffer less from the pain and your contractions continue better, so that your birth goes more smoothly. How can you prepare properly?

How to prepare?

  • Find reliable information about childbirth (you will receive an information package from us)
  • Ask your midwife question
  • Visit our agenda
  • Follow a pregnancy course
  • Practice breathing techniques in advance
  • Discuss your wishes concerning the childbirth on the basis of the birth plan (we plan extra time for this during the office hours)
  • Arrange someone who can offer you continuous support (partner, family or a friend).


Preparing for the birth
  • Your name and house number must be clearly visible and there is a working bell. Leave on the outside light and / or the light in the hall;
  • Your address is easy to find. If you know that your adress is not always easy to find, then make sure you have a clear map and / or route description in advance;
  • The bed is at the right height: 80-90 cm (measure it after a while) and is equipped with a bed cover;
  • There is a full maternity package at home (usually available through your health care provider);
  • A properly working telephone is present.
Planning a home birth
  • All supplies need to be at hand;
  • Two buckets with a garbage bag in it are under the bed;
  • There are hot water bottles with cloth around it in the made-up crib;
  • A pile of cotton diapers and a few large bath towels are present and ready to use;
  • Something to protect the floor covering if necessary;
  • You give birth at a location in the house from which transport to the hospital is possible (due to safety, we prefer the ground floor);
  • Good working light.
Where to lend or rent?

Harting Bank

Lend out beds, klossen, bedpan, bed trapeze bar etc.
Stavangerweg 4 Groningen


Lending and selling of medical equipment; bed, bed platform, bedpan

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