Following a positive pregnancy test, please contact us for a first appointment. This will be around eight weeks of pregnancy. This appointment will take about an hour during which we will ask about your health and that of your family. We will also make the first scan.
At your first appointment you will receive advice about your lifestyle and diet. We will determine whether any additional checks are necessary concerning your health or that of your family. A bloodtest will be done to determine your blood group and to check for certain diseases. We will also explain the Dutch health care system and talk about what prenatal guidance suits you best.
When desired we discusse options for prenatale screening, such as screening for Downs syndrome and 20 weeks anomaly scan. For more information check PNS.nl.
We recommend tot registrate with Maternitycare (kraamzorg) before your 16th week of pregnancy. Here you find Maternitycare we have good experiences with. If you deside to registrate with anonther company, please ask if they assist the midwife during childbirth (partus assistentie). When they do not offer partus assistentie it's possible you are rejected a hospital delivery. In that situation the extra expenses for kraamzorg could be for your account.
We offer Centering Pregnancy, which gives you 10x more time with the midwife in a comfortable setting outside the exam room.
If you do not participate in Centering Pregnancy, your subsequent appointments will take about 15 minutes.