A boy was born into the world during rush-hour traffic on the rijksweg A1 near Blaricum this morning. The pregnant mother was in the car with the obstetrician on the way to the Tergooi hospital, but did not make it there in time, het Parool reports.
Fathers will gain the right to a work week off immediately after the birth of their child. Minister Asscher of Social Affairs will announce on Thursday that brand new dads get three additional days off. However, the fathers will have to pay for these days themselves.
A Dutch study revealed the risk of severe complications in home births is 1 in 1,000 while hospital births are 2.3 in 1,000, according to BBC.