The best experience you can get in the Netherlands during your pregnancy . I found femme midwives in the middle of my pregnancy when I was looking for something closer to the greek culture and treatment , since I was very nervous and disappointed from the Dutch pregnancy culture. Although at the end I gave birth with the c-section , femme midwives were checking how i was even when I went home . They were also very supportive and helpful when I had difficulties with the breastfeeding. I strongly recommend them especially to expat women!!!
As a US expat, I was very nervous about having my first child in the Netherlands. I knew the care would be different than what I knew of in the states, but Femme made the transition easy. The extra services they provide made it similar to what I was familiar with, and I felt comfortable and in good hands throughout my pregnancy. If I had any concerns, I could call and speak with a midwife who quickly answered my question. When there were any medical concerns, extra tests were done and once I was referred to the hospital for an extra ultrasound just in case. The English information sessions for birth and breastfeeding were so helpful. I also got acupuncture done before the birth (part of the package), which was very relaxing, and a voucher for a free pregnancy massage (it was so good I went several more times!). My water broke early and labor did not start for 24 hours so ultimately the birth was handled by the hospital, but the midwives checked on me before and after the birth, as well as later the next week. From what I've heard and experienced first hand, Femme is the best midwife practice in Amsterdam, and especially for expats like myself.