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Having a baby in Belgium?


Welcome to the village!

Having a baby in Belgium

Belgium is a wonderful country to start, or expand, your family ... but sometimes it can be difficult to figure out what your choices and rights are, or where to turn for advice or support, especially if you don't speak much French or Dutch.

That's where the village comes in!

the village is here to help you navigate the system, so you can have the best pregnancy and birth experience possible while at the same time taking advantage of the various benefits you are entitled to.

We'll also point you in the direction of other English-language groups, associations, resources and support networks in Belgium because feeling well supported is especially important when you're far from home.

They say it takes a village to raise a child ... so why not let the village get you on the right track from the very beginning!

You might like to know that:

  • medical information on this site has been reviewed by locally practising medical professionals - however, the village does not offer medical advice, for that you need to ask your own care provider

  • the village is intended to complement antenatal classes. Read more about what antenatal classes can offer ...

  • the village is still a work in progress - if you spot any errors, have any suggestions, or want to share discoveries you have made, then please let us know!

    Other topics will also be added in the future, including: caesarean birth, infertility, miscarriage, stillbirth.

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