Almost! Im Dutch, live in the US now, but will be moving to Antwerp early May with dh who is Philipino and ds. So, I will be delivering there too if all goes well, and from my websearches I get the impression that it childbirth is almost more medicalized there than it is here.
Anybody know anything about that / have any experience?
Regardless, I would love to get in touch with mamas/families over there. My family is in Holland, but we know absolutely nobody in Belgium (except my future employer )
IMO it is pretty much the same, just smaller!!! My daughter was actually born in water in Belgium and there is also a homebirth group called Bolle Buik, they have a website. Get in touch with the BCT - Brussels Childbirth Trust which is www.bctbelgium.com and I think Antwerp has a MOMS group!
If you want any more info please PM me I used to live in Brussels and was trained as a childbirth educator there, so have quite a bit of info and know people whom you may find it useful to speak with!!
Had a hypermedicalized hospital birth (the norm here) with my first ...didn't know better... then a juicy homebirth with the Bolle Buik midwives with my second. I live in W-S-P. You can meet crunchy people at LLL, BCT is quite clique-y, IMO.
I am working 30 hrs/week but let me know if you want to get in touch!
nice to here some of you stayed some times in Belgium or live there
i had a medicalized birth, with cesarean, but next time (if any), I'll go into a birth's house which is much nicer...
it is possible to have a respected birth in belgium, but I don't know anything in the Flander part...
I'll prob try to get in touch with the cbt, but will def check in with LLL too. What is a MOMS group? (I know, I'll try to google it later too, just imagine moms is too common of a word..)
I'm actually in Holland with my parents now, and will be checking out houses in the Antwerp/Berchem area in the next few days, I'm soo excited. A bit freaked too, cause I'll have to find/pick one this week and hope dh will like it too
Hey guys, long time no talk.
I'm here now since May. I was seeing a midwife and was going to have a homebirth, but ended up with a CS for transverse position.
Anyways, we're all doing okay, and I'm trying to organize a meet-up here in April. Here is the thread: http://www.mothering.com/discussions...54#post7372754