Polyclinic / clinical birth
If your regular check-ups are carried out by a midwife, you can give birth at home or in hospital. This is called a polyclinic birth.
If your regular check-ups are carried out by a gynaecologist, you may only give birth in hospital. This is called a clinical birth.
A birth is a polyclinic birth if you go to the hospital with your own midwife to give birth.
A polyclinic birth includes:
- A hospital stay of no more than 24 hours including the relevant care and nursing. Discharge from hospital takes place if the midwife considers it safe to do so (min. 2 hours, max. 24 hours).
- Use of a delivery room.
- Medication, dressing material and lab tests usually provided during a normal birth.
There are costs involved if there are no medical grounds for a polyclinic birth. Please check the amount of the personal contribution with your health care insurer.
The invoice for the polyclinic birth will be sent to your home address. If you did register but the birth did not actually take place at Amstelland Hospital, please report this as soon as possible to the Obstetrics department, telephone number +31 (0)20 755 7111.
Although a pregnancy is a natural occurrence, it may be necessary that your regular medical check-ups are carried out in hospital by a gynaecologist, clinical midwife or junior doctor instead of the midwife. For example, due to problems during a previous pregnancy or due to certain ailments that existed before the pregnancy or have emerged during the pregnancy.
If you give birth in hospital due to medical necessity or if any complications should occur during the birth, it is called a clinical birth. You are treated by a gynaecologist and the clinical midwife is in attendance at the birth. This will naturally be in close consultation with the gynaecologist.
For a clinical birth the invoices concerning yourself are sent directly to your health care insurer by the hospital, provided the hospital has a contract with your health care insurer.
Any invoices concerning your baby are sent to your home address. Please therefore report your baby to your health care insurer as soon as possible. Once you know the policy number, please quote it on the invoice and return the invoice to the hospital.