Welcome to Origine, your Birth Centre
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A relaxed start to a new life
In Geboortecentrum Origine, you are assured of a warm welcome and a relaxed home-from-home environment. Furthermore, because the birth centre is located in the grounds of a hospital, you have the added benefit of specialist medical care.
Your well-being and the well-being of your child are central at Origine. That is why you and your partner are welcome from the early stages of labour and are invited to benefit from our ‘healing environment’. This is reflected in the luxurious, calm and friendly ambiance of the rooms, which are fitted with natural materials. A more detailed description of the rooms can be found under Practical information.
Origine also believes that it is important to create a welcoming ambiance. The relaxed atmosphere in the birth centre is designed to promote your and your child's well-being. This enables you to recover more quickly after giving birth and to enjoy and bond with your new-born as much as possible.
Situated in the hospital grounds
If you decide to give birth in Origine, you will be guided by your own midwife. She is assisted by a maternity nurse who will look after you during every stage of labour. Because Origine is located in the hospital grounds, specialist medical care can be swiftly arranged, should you inadvertently require it during childbirth. This ensures the best possible care at all times.
Post-natal comfort in Origine
If you wish, you can also spend (the first few days of) your post-natal period in Origine. You will stay in the same room and receive round-the-clock care by a team of professionals, who will help you and your partner to look after your child. This process is overseen by your own midwife, who has ultimate responsibility for your and your new-born’s well-being.
Needless to say, there will be ample opportunity for your family to support you during the post-natal period. Your partner can sleep in-house and there is also a family room that can accommodate your family and friends.
Post-natal care at home
After your stay in Origine, it is possible to receive post-natal care at home. This can be arranged by Careyn Kraamzorg. The exact number of hours of post-natal care at home depends on your length of stay in Origine. To register for post-natal care at home, please complete Origine's registration form.
Breastfeeding counselling is an inherent part of a relaxed post-natal period. Origine's maternity nurses will do everything they can to ensure you succeed in breastfeeding your baby. They possess of the Certificate of Commitment issued by WHO/UNICEF as part of its Baby-Friendly Initiative. If for whatever reason breastfeeding does not proceed smoothly, we will engage one of Careyn Kraamzorg's lactation experts. These breastfeeding counsellors specialise in offering help and advice in special circumstances. Some healthcare insurers will reimburse these costs. Please contact your healthcare insurer for further information.
When to visit us
Origine is always open and contactable, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. As soon as the first signs of labour manifest themselves, you and your partner will be welcome in our birth centre. Please do, however, liaise with your own midwife first, who will assist you during childbirth.
What to take with you
If you decide to give birth in Origine and possibly spend your first post-natal days here, you do not need to pack much. Our birth centre is fitted with every conceivable comfort. Our maternity care list details the items that you do need to take with you.
Origine has a variety of comfortable rooms. Due to the unpredictable nature of childbirth, we regret that it is not possible to book a room in advance. We will, of course, endeavour to take all your wishes into account.
* The rate is for 2 people, i.e. for you and your partner and includes internet use, meals and a drink, dressing materials and nappies.
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For information about the costs of registering, giving birth and staying in Origine, please visit our website. Please contact your healthcare insurer for information on the exact reimbursement amounts that you are entitled to.
Would you like to take a look around Geboortecentrum Origine before registering? If so, you (and your partner) are more than welcome to attend our special maternity walk-in evening, during which you will be given all the information you need about pregnancy and childbirth, all under one roof. You can also join a guided tour. Registration is not necessary, simply walk in. Please check the dates and times beforehand.
We offer a range of courses related to pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding in our birth centre and through Careyn Kraamzorg. For further information about these courses, please visit the course description on our website. Below is a selection of available courses:
- Breastfeeding Course
- Information session on breastfeeding and bottle feeding
- Pregnancy Yoga Course
- Post-natal courses, such as ‘Baby Gestures’, ‘Baby Massage’ and ‘First Aid for Babies and Childhood Illnesses’, which are all run by Careyn.
You do not need a medical referral or to register with the hospital to give birth in Origine. All you need to do is register with Origine. Simply complete the registration form and send it to us. Use this registration form, if you would like to:
- give birth in Origine
- stay in Origine
- request maternity care at home, provided by Careyn Kraamzorg
Origine is a unique joint venture between all midwifery units of Verloskundige Kring Breda e.o. and Careyn Kraamzorg and is situated in the grounds of Amphia Ziekenhuis in Breda.