When should you go to the hospital?When should you go to the hospital?
Do not hesitate to come to the hospital if you are worried; we are here for you.
Contractions every five minutes
You can recognise contractions from regularly recurring pain in your back and/or tummy. The pain is similar to menstruation pain. The pain is felt at the moment that your womb hardens. When your womb relaxes the pain will go away again.
If you suddenly leak a lot of fluid and suspect that your waters may have broken, we want you to come in straight away.
If you have clear blood loss, please come to the Delivery Unit straight away.
Reduced movement of the baby
You need to feel your baby move at least ten times a day.
How do you observe those movements?
- If you have the impression that your baby is moving less, eat and drink something nutritious.
- Rest a little while (15-20 minutes) lying on your left side.
- Place your hands on your stomach: this way it is easier to feel your baby move.
If you have the impression that your baby continues to move less, please come to the Delivery Unit.
Where to park?Where to park?
- Park in the Accident and Emergency (A&E) underground parking ramp.
- Is the construction already underway, making parking underground impossible? The A&E entrance (at the top of the ramp) only has a limited number of spaces available for the pick-up and drop-off of patients. Are you at the ‘Pick-Up and Drop-Off Only’ parking space? Move your vehicle as soon as possible to the Accident and Emergency (A&E) parking ramp.
- When exiting the emergency car park, the first barrier will open automatically. The ticket must be presented at the second barrier, when leaving the site.
Where do I check in?Where do I check in?
If you are in labour, please check in at the A&E reception desk. You can do so at any time, day or night. If you come in for labour induction or a scheduled caesarean section, please check in at the A&E reception desk. Make sure to bring your identity card.
To the Delivery UnitTo the Delivery Unit
After you have checked in at the A&E reception desk, go to the Delivery Unit. Take the lift to the second floor and follow the signs for ‘verloskwartier’ (Delivery Unit). At the Delivery Unit, ring the bell. A midwife is expecting you and will come and get you.
Choosing your roomChoosing your room
When you give birth, you can opt for a double or a single room. Whatever room you choose, the care will always be the same. The difference is in the additional facilities that are available in the room. For single rooms, physicians can charge supplementary charges.
We encourage rooming-in at the Maternity Unit as much as possible. Your baby stays with your day and night in your room.
Would your partner also like to stay overnight at the hospital? That is definitely possible, but please be aware that this hotel service carries a number of charges.