Know and Arrange
Every woman is entitled to 16 weeks of maternity leave. Generally, the leave will start six weeks prior to the due date and will finish 10 weeks after the delivery date. For more information you can have a look at www.uwv.nl. In order to arrange the maternity leave with your employer, you usually need a pregnancy declaration. If your employer has requested this, let us know as we can print and sign a pregnancy declaration for you.
Having a baby can be expensive. Think about the costs of a nursery, extra clothing, your contribution for maternity care etc. More information about the costs you can find on www.nibud.nl or www.babyinfo.nl.
Unfortunately, in some cases domestic violence takes place during the pregnancy. For questions and reports of domestic violence you can turn to the information line: STOP Huiselijk Geweld Eindhoven 0900 – 100 01 11. The Advies en Steunpunt Huiselijk Geweld Eindhoven (ASHG) is available for anyone who requires help, information or advice about domestic violence. The ASHG focuses on victims, aggressors, bystanders, family, neighbours, professionals, and referrers. You can reach the ASHG 24 hours a day.