Beschermde Wieg - Papendrecht, Netherlands
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N 51° 49.974 E 004° 42.843
31U E 618104 N 5743842
At this Beschermde Wieg location you can safely leave your new born child.
Waymark Code: WM17QYT
Location: Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Date Posted: 03/26/2023
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member BarbershopDru
Views: 5

When investigating this waymark category (before a trip to the US), I was wondering if the Netherlands (my homecountry) has a similar organization. Beschermde Wieg (EN translation: Protected Cradle) is the organization helping young mothers/pregnant women in their difficult time.

According to their website:
"In the Netherlands, there is a group of care-avoiding pregnant women who are not reached by regular care. With all its consequences. Until 2015, an average of 5 foundlings were found annually in the Netherlands. Most of the babies were dead. Since its opening in 2014, the foundation has been committed to reaching these women in need.

She offers low-threshold preventive help and guidance, anonymous if desired, in order to promote a safe birth, with the aim that babies are not left behind in an unsafe place or killed. Women are given objective consultations, during which all bottlenecks and options are discussed. Protected Wieg helps solution-oriented and also offers support after childbirth through an intensive aftercare process."
Source: (visit link)

About the Beschermde Wieg locations.
In total there are currently 10 Beschermde Wieg locations in the Netherlands. Mainly in hospitals, but in this case at a home in Papendrecht. For more information about this location: (visit link)
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