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Elke Van Den Bergh, one of the founding midwives of Zwanger in Brussel, tells us a little about the origins of Zwanger in Brussel and invites you to get in touch!
Birthing your baby is a memory that stays with you for the rest of your life. But, have you ever thought of having a birth photographer present? We spoke to Daria Kuznetsova about her work as a birth photographer and what it means to her.
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Alice’s birth in Le Cocon

Having given birth to her first child in Canada, Christina Reinards chose the Le Cocon midwife-led unit in Erasme hospital for the birth of her daughter, Alice. Here, she recounts the birth, outlines some of the advantages of natural birth, and shares her experience of those advantages.
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Belgium's system of paid birth leave (for dads and co-parents) has evolved over the past 20 years. But are people actually taking the leave they're entitled to and what future developments might be in store?
New midwife-led units, or birth centres, in Brussels hospitals as from September 2024 will offer expectant mothers greater choice about where and how they birth. But at just a few months from the start date, is the healthcare system ready?
Discover our tips for looking after yourself during pregnancy and the postnatal period, and learn about rituals to celebrate your transition to motherhood.
Time to think about how you'll announce your baby's birth to the world? We're sharing some great local options, whether you want to go fully bespoke, personalise a design from a designer's existing collection, or go full DIY.
In this beautiful and heartfelt article photographer Ana Ionita – formerly based in Brussels –explains the value printed photos, and why we should consider baby and family photos as heirlooms.
At 15 weeks – just one week above the EU minimum – Belgium's maternity leave is among the shortest in Europe. But what if you want to spend longer with your newborn? Here, we look at some of the options you have.
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As a freelancer in Belgium, it pays to be fully aware of your rights, options and obligations. And that's even more the case when you're expecting a baby. Start piecing the puzzle together with the help of our guide.