After the delivery

Paediatrician examination, skin-to-skin contact with your baby, donating umbilical cord blood.
If all is well with you and your baby, the midwife will place your baby on your stomach immediately after the delivery. This skin-to-skin contact with your baby helps the child adjust and offers numerous benefits.
Read more about registering the birth, signing up with a health insurer, hospitalisation insurance and applying for and receiving the Groeipakket (a package of financial benefits tailored to each child in each family).

Donating umbilical cord blood - Umbilical cord blood saves lives

You want to donate umbilical cord blood? Hand in the consent form when you are at the delivery room. 

Umbilical cord blood?

Stem cells in umbilical cord blood can save lives. For patients with leukaemia (or another blood disease) a stem cell transplant is often the last chance of survival if none of the other classic treatments are unsuccessful. 

Read more about umbilical cord blood and how you can donate
Last edit: 2 September 2021