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Connect Talk: Having a baby in The Netherlands

January 31, 2023

Being pregnant or thinking about having a baby while living in a new country can be an exciting and bewildering experience for internationals. As a newcomer, you may not yet have much of a support network to turn to for guidance.

Connect International is here to help support you in this process by providing practical information for new and soon-to-be parents – not just with the logistics, but equally importantly with the emotional and physical well-being of parents and their baby – in the Netherlands.

Join us  from 10:15 to 11:45  for this info session about giving birth in the Netherlands!

Cultural, social and medical standards for pregnancy, birth and post-partum care in the Netherlands may be very different from your home country. Our featured speaker is Juliana Sierra, a Doula, lactation consultant and psychologist for positive birth and post-partum with more than 10 years of experience. Juliana will share her expertise and explain how the Dutch maternity care system works, what to expect from it, what options are out there, and other sources of information to help you along the way, followed by a question and answer session.

We look forward to meeting all the (future) parents there! We encoruage you to share this event with other internationals who would also like to learn more about this interesting and important topic!

Sign up through the Connect International website

IWCN works together with Connect International to organise social activities for internationals in the north. Connect is a non-profit organization committed to helping internationals feel at home in the Northern Netherlands.

Connect International membership benefits include:

  • Free access to the unique Connect International events (such as Dutch Customs, Culture & Communication courses, Dutch Conversation Fun language training etc.)
  • Unlimited access to all Connect International events and activities (either for free or with big discounts). Please view the events using the Connect Calendar and sign up by clicking individual events.
  • Quick and friendly answers to your questions via e-mail, phone or in person
  • Access to Connect’s Personal Advice service for a reduced price
  • Email notification of upcoming events and activities, Weekly Tips and special announcements
  • Easy online registration for events

Annual membership cost:  

general: € 25
students: € 15 

If you are not a member yet, you are welcome to attend one event. If you would like to attend other events, a Connect International Membership is required.

Connect membership is personal and non-transferable.


Date: January 31, 2023


Time: 10:15 - 11:45


Location: location will be send after registration


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