What do you need?

We recommend that you always have the things listed below at home, even if you are planning to give birth in hospital. If you decide to give birth at home after all or the delivery is progressing so quickly that it is no longer comfortable to leave, you will have all that is required at hand.

The maternity pack:

  • 5 small maternity mattresses
  • 2 large maternity mattresses
  • 2 packs of maternity pads
  • 2 boxes with sterile dressings
  • 1 bottle of alcohol 70%
  • Hand soap in dispenser
  • Mattress cover (plastic)
  • Navel clamp
  • 1 pack of cotton wool

You will also need:

  • 2 buckets, including 1 with a grey bin bag (for a home-birth)
  • Bedpan (Zuidzorg Thuiszorgwinkel Eindhoven, Kastelenplein 170)
  • Thermometer
  • 5 cotton diapers
  • 2 metal jars
  • Baby clothes, hat, wrap
  • Envelope with pregnancy papers
  • Bed chocks (the bed needs to be at least 60-70cm high)