Congratulations! An exciting time is coming ahead.
If you are about 8 weeks pregnant, you and your partner will go to the midwife for the first time.
We then do an ultrasound to see if the heart is beating, whether the fruit is in the womb and to see if it might be a multiple pregnancy.
We can calculate the pregnancy period most accurately between 9 and 12 weeks of the pregnancy. We do this by measuring the child from head to toe. Then you will know the calculated date. It will of course remain a surprise when the baby actually comes. Three weeks before your due date and up to 2 weeks after is a normal delivery period.
Most children are ,thankfully, born healthy and you can help your child get off to a good start with a healthy lifestyle.
About 4% of pregnancies have a birth defect or a hereditary disorder. Every couple can choose to do research into the health of their child. Various prenatal tests are available.
You can read which tests are available at www.onderzoeknaarmijnongeborenkind.nl. During the first check we can provide you with additional explanation if you wish.
The choice for a test can be difficult. You may be faced with difficult choices about doing follow-up research in the event of an unfavourable result and about whether or not to terminate a pregnancy.
During your pregnancy you will regularly come to the office for a check-up. We measure your blood pressure and monitor the growth of the child and listen to the heart.
You will receive information that is important to you at the time of pregnancy and we will try to answer your questions.
In addition, we are available 24/7 and you can always call us if you are worried or are not feeling well.