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The Christmas dinner

We are back in the last and most enjoyable month of the year! Enjoy the pleasant days with family and friends with your (future) family! Tasty food and drink is also part of it and that is exactly where it is. Often the Christmas dinner consists of many delicious things that you should not eat when you are pregnant, such …

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Winter sports

The season of skiing and snowboarding is coming again. What is wise if you are pregnant? Do not go skiing or snowboarding above 2,150 meters. When you get higher, the air contains less oxygen for you and therefore also for the baby. If you want to do winter sports, you should realize that you are less stable than normal and …

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Tip! Handy online breastfeeding magazine

As part of “Together for Breastfeeding Week”, the Netherlands Nutrition Center has created a fresh online breastfeeding magazine. With personal stories, advice, tips and videos. (Expectant) parents receive answers to frequently asked questions about breastfeeding: How do I properly position my baby? Is my baby getting enough? How does flasks work? Click here for the online …

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Giving birth at home is just as safe as at the hospital

Giving birth at the midwife is as safe as giving birth in a hospital under the supervision of a gynecologist. That is the conclusion of gynecologists and obstetricians from the AMC and VUmc in Amsterdam. Home birth is a unique Dutch tradition. It happens within a “midwifery system” where pregnant women with a low risk of complications give birth under …

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“Births in the Netherlands too often initiated”.

Published AD: August 10, 2015 Hospital deliveries are often artificially generated. The World Health Organization (WHO) is concerned about this increase. The KNOV midwifery association states that insufficient attention is being paid to the negative consequences of an introduction, whereby digestion and contractions are artificially induced by breaking membranes and an infusion with contractions. Gynecologists’ association NVOG says in the …

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