Homebirth in Holland

Producer Liesbeth de Bakker, her son, and her newborn daughter delivered at home by the midwife(© Liesbeth de Bakker)

This programme was made as part of the theme of “Family” , a Radio Netherlands Worldwide focus in 2006. The concept of family has changed through the ages and is becoming more diverse. Here in the Netherlands, there is a long tradition of giving birth at home with the help of a midwife. What are the advantages and disadvantages of this popular system, and why is it so strong in this country?

Produced and presented by Liesbeth de Bakker

Produced for Family theme month in 2006