Woman Mother Child Center
Our Woman Mother Child Center (in Dutch: Vrouw Moeder Kind-centrum) at Maxima MC Veldhoven is unique within Europe, offering a holistic approach to integrated family centered care.
Our aim is to provide a warm, intimate, and supportive environment throughout pregnancy, labor and delivery, postnatal, neonatal, and pediatric care. We achieve this by incorporating the latest clinical findings with the fundamental understanding that trust and partnership between family and care providers is the cornerstone of healing. From neonates in the NICU to children in our Pediatric Care Unit, we treat your family as if it were our own.
Giving birth at Máxima MC
Childbirth is very beautiful, but also exciting. Nothing is more important than bringing your baby into the world safely. You can give birth at the Woman Mother Child-center of Máxima MC (MMC), located in Veldhoven.
At the Woman Mother Child-center we work according to the Family-Centered Care principle. This means that all attention goes to the baby and parents during and after the birth. The care is organized around the family. If medically justified, mother, child and partner are not separated from each other. No matter how complex the care is. The maternity nurse gives you the attention and care that is needed by one-on-one supervision in your own maternity suite.
Our Neonatal intensive Care Unit (NICU) located within the center has family suites enabling premature or ill infants to stay with their mothers and care givers during treatment. In these rooms mothers and their newborns receive treatment together while maintaining the crucial bonding process in a private and quiet environment. We achieve this with an integrated monitoring system developed by Philips and implemented in our facility. This breakthrough in technology makes it possible to maintain the intimacy of your new budding family away from the stresses of a conventional centralized NICU.
Our families experience can offer insight:
“Our daughter was born at 30 weeks. She was so tiny, so fragile, and we felt so unprepared, frightened and at a loss. No one ever expects to begin their parenting this way. My first response was to step back out of fear that any touch I might offer might hurt this tiny fragile baby. Within the NICU the staff helped us see ourselves as part of her support team. Helping and guiding us over this fear to truly connect with our daughter. The guidance, the support and kindness we all received touched us and we credit the staff not only with saving our daughters life but helping us realize we were not alone and we were crucial to her recovery.” Juliet from Maine, USA.
Insight into maternity care
Childbirth is very beautiful. It is also exciting. Nothing is more important than bringing your baby into the world safely. The Woman-Mother-Child center (WMC-center) at Máxima MC (MMC) strive to make maternity care more transparant. Doing so will enable you to compare the quality of maternity care and will enable us to keep improving. The ultimate aim of maternity care is healthy mothers and healthy babies.
How do we measure quality?
Every year, the WMC-center records all developments surrounding the quality of maternity care in an annual report. These figures are then compared to the national maternity care average. To do so, we use the following sources: Mutual Obstetrics Quality Benchmark (Verloskundige Onderlinge Kwaliteits Spiegeling, VOKS) and Dutch association for Obstetrics and Gynaecology (Nederlandse Vereniging voor Obstetrie en Gynaecologie, NVOG).