At home or at the hospital
Giving birth at home or at the hospital? It’s up to you. Research shows that giving birth at home is just as safe as at the hospital (as an outpatient). We have access to the same equipment during a home birth as at a hospital. Should there be any complications during a home birth, you will be referred to a gynaecologist at the hospital.
For an outpatient childbirth, you can choose from the following hospitals or the birth centre:
- IJsselland Hospital
- Franciscus Vlietland Gasthuis, Rotterdam
- Geboortecentrum Sophia (at the Erasmus Medical Centre)
You can choose which of these you prefer. It is possible that your preferred location might not have capacity, in which case we will need to make use of another.