Whether you choose to have your baby at home or in the hospital, you are required to raise your bed to a comfortable working height for the midwife and the Kraamzorg. Your bed should be raised to a minimum of 70cm (measured from the floor to the top of the mattress). This can be done using the so called ‘klossen’ that are available to borrow from the home care shop or ‘thuiszorgwinkel’. You can also use beer crates or a (safe) design of your own.

If it is not possible to raise your own bed to this height, then you can raise another (single/spare) bed in the house to this height to be used during the birth and/or kraambed (week after the birth). Make sure you have a bed ready at this height from 37 weeks pregnancy, even if you are having your baby in the hospital