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Where can I give birth?

Where can I give birth?

If everything is proceeding normally in your pregnancy, and you have not been classed as high risk, you can decide to give birth:

    • in hospital (including waterbith - some hospitals can offer this)
    • at home (including waterbirth - you can rent birth pools through some midwives)
    • or in a birth centre


Birth centres in Belgium

There are currently no birth centres in Brussels, and it is not always easy to find up-to-date lists of birth centres in Wallonia and Flanders.

An independent midwife would be a good point of contact if you wish to find out about the nearest birth centre to you.

What to expect ...

Want to know more about what to expect during labour and birth? Antenatal classes can help you feel more prepared.
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remember ...

the village does not offer medical advice - for that you need to ask your care provider.

Information sessions

Interested in attending an information session about having a baby in Belgium, where you can meet other soon-to-be parents, ask questions, share information and discuss options?  Read more ...

Find a midwife?

Wondering what an independent midwife can do for you? And how you can find one?
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Family support

Join the BCT

Interested in meeting other families in Belgium, through activities in English? The BCT has over 1200 members from over 70 countries! Read more ...