Signs of upcoming delivery can be the following:
- You lose a little bit of blood;
- You lose a mucous plug;
- You lose amniotic fluid;
- You have regular contractions;
A caesarean section means the baby is born through an operation via the abdominal wall. There are various medical reasons for a caesarean section.
Pregnant in the Netherlands; seeing a midwife
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You can talk to a general practitioner about every intimate topic. If necessary, a general practitioner can refer you to a specialised health professional. Refugees who have been granted (temporary) asylum choose a general practitioner in their municipality. Asylum seekers in an asylum seekers’ centre can consult a general practitioner at the centre.
As soon as you know you are pregnant, you make an appointment with a midwife in your area. A midwife supports and advises you during your pregnancy, delivery and the period immediately after delivery.
If you are pregnant and have been given a referral, you go to a gynaecologist. The midwife or general practitioner gives you a referral.