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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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.

Being on cloud nine is not really the postpartum reality

Being on cloud nine is not really the postpartum reality

Pregnancy and postpartum entail many changes, both on a physical and psychological level.  You will come across many mental challenges. Don’t panic when this occurs. It is fairly common and perfectly normal. By Dr. An-Sofie Van Parys Picture by Anton DariusCalm and...

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After the baby, comes the placenta!

After the baby, comes the placenta!

The birth of the placenta. It accompanies every birth. Usually it comes naturally, sometimes it has to be assisted. How does it work and why is it sometimes necessary to intervene? Picture by CaromamaBleeding after birth, sometimes caused by the placenta, can have...

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Stories

Dive into these stories and get inspired!

Roan’s birth story

Roan’s birth story

After giving birth to a star gazer, this mother does not anticipate a smooth, second childbirth. And yet, it turns out to be a birth beyond her wildest dreams.My story is one that I could only have dreamt of, so perfect it has turned out to be. As my previous...

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The birth story of Cis at home

The birth story of Cis at home

It was on the first day of the new year that Cis saw the light of life. His mother, Joke, describes his more or less unexpected home delivery and shares suggestions about how she prepared during pregnancy for the birth.It is with great joy and happiness that I am...

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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.

Foto Justine
Nele Watty
GIC
Marijke Thoen

Noa & Laure figure it out

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

Does my baby have to wear a hat immediately after birth?

Does my baby have to wear a hat immediately after birth?

Picture by Marijke Thoen  Maybe you haven't thought about it for a second. Or perhaps it is the most obvious thing for you: because don't all newborns have a hat on their little head? It is often an automatism after birth: the baby has barely given its first cry...

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In the spotlight

 

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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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