The maternity package

The maternity package contains items you will need during the kraambed (the first week after the delivery). If you have additional insurance you often have a right to receive a maternity package from your medical insurance company. Check with your insurance company if this applies to you. If you do not receive a maternity package from your medical insurance company you can buy a complete package or its components separately. The latter option is often cheaper.

Contents of the maternity package:

- 1 or 2 box(es) of 5x5 gauze 
- 1 box of 10x10 gauze 
- 30 cc 70% alcohol
- 1 of zigzag cotton wool
- 1 pack or 2 pack(s) of maternity pads
- 1 pack or 2 pack(s) of sanitary towels maxi
- 10 Fibre mats 60x40
- 1 sterile umbilical cord clamp

The following items do not come with the maternity package, but will be needed:

- a thermometer (not an ear thermometer)
- a hot water bottle for the baby
- a plastic sheet for on the bed to protect it (if you wish)
- 4 bed risers and a bedpan (or sturdy plastic basin). You can borrow bed risers ("klossen") and a bedpan at the Amsterdam Thuiszorg. Telephone number: 0900-2500002