Maternity period

The nurse

The maternity nurse plays a major role in childbirth. Depending on the care package you have requested, she’ll be helping you at home for 3 to 8 hours a day for a specific period of time.

What does a nurse do?

  • Care and monitoring of mother and child
  • Assists and advices you with the process of feeding the baby
  • Provides advice and information on taking care of the baby
  • Household tasks (depending on the chosen number of care hours)

In case of any problems, the nurse with always consider with us , your midwives, because we are ultimately responsible for you and your baby’s wellbeing in this first week. During periods in which the nurse is not present, you can call us for questions and advice through 06-55884455.

During the first week after childbirth, midwives come along every day to see if everything is well with you and your baby.

When you come home from the hospital Bernhoven Uden, we receive a notification from the maternity ward. In case you gave birth in another hospital, you can call our mobile number to inform us about when you are coming home. We will be there the day after you call us.


Breast milk is the best nutrition for your child.

Breastfeeding has many advantages:

  • You provide your child with antibodies while you are breastfeeding. It protects your child against infections, and in the long-term your child will have less risk of allergies, asthma, etc.
  • Your diet composition changes as your child grows and adapts to the needs of your child.
  • After childbirth, your uterus will restore faster.

The Association of Lactation (Vereniging Borstvoeding) organizes information sessions on breastfeeding, which we highly recommend. More information on this subject is available in our waiting room, as well as on our website or or this flyer.

Our practice has a breastfeeding certificate. This guarantees we have all the knowledge and skills regarding breastfeeding. It is also important that you yourself have sufficient knowledge about breastfeeding, so you can be confident about breastfeeding your baby.

Danielle is our lactation consultant, a specialist in the field of breastfeeding. You can ask her for advice when problems occur.

Breastfeeding is something you do because you want it. It’s your own choice, so it’s up to you whether you choose to breastfeed or not.

That’s why it is important for you to make an informed choice! For that reason, we will provide you with information about breastfeeding on several occasions during your pregnancy.

Important telephone numbers

06-55884455 Ridderhof midwife on duty 24h/7d
0412-627560 Ridderhof practice. For questions, every day between 9:00h and 17:00h, including weekends.
0413-404040 Reception Bernhoven Hospital, Uden
0900-22 000 66 Welkom Kraamzorg

We wish you a pleasant pregnancy and a beautiful childbirth!