Birth Matters

is a roadmap to options during pregnancy and birth. Because Birth Matters! 

Birthmatters.be offers choices by providing information, recent scientific insights and figures on birth care. In addition, we share birth stories, tips and stories of experience from parents, midwives and other birth workers.

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Get to know us so that we can get to know you too!

The founders of BirthMatters.be are all midwives, experienced in the independent accompaniment of births and united by our passion for midwifery guided birth care.

Protocols versus personal choices: why choose a midwife?

Protocols versus personal choices: why choose a midwife?

After a positive pregnancy test, many Belgian women immediately call their general practitioner or gynaecologist for a 15-minute consultation. Midwife Lieve Huybrechts explains why midwives often take more than an hour and why couples choose this approach. Picture by...

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Stories

Dive into these stories and get inspired!

Cléo’s birth story

Cléo’s birth story

My birth story.The most intense day of my life. I gave birth to my little miracle, Cléo, at 9.06 p.m. on 2 June 2020. I had no idea that this adventure would last 22 hours and would be of indescribable intensity would be.Picture by Kathleen Van VaerenberghOn the 1st...

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Experiences of a student midwife

Experiences of a student midwife

Picture by Marlies De VrieseThe hospital is a necessary learning environment for a midwifery student. You will learn the technical procedures that are essential to the profession (vaginal examination, blood sampling, infusion therapy, sondage, hygiene, sterility,...

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Gallery

A picture says more than a thousand words.
These pure photos were all made by (birth)photographers with a warm heart for BirthMatters.be.

Ursula Cardenas
Miro

Noa & Laure figure it out

Find answers to the questions you didn’t know you had!

In the spotlight

 

Illustration by le coeur à marée basse

Call the midwife

Some midwives work solo, others group together and form a group practice. Via the link below you will find an overview of the midwives who offer midwife-led assisted birth care. Contact the midwife in your neighbourhood and walk this wonderful path together!

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