Antenatal care

Antenatal care

Routine antenatal care will normally involve about 10 appointments which each appointment normally lasting about 15mins.

At 12+ weeks  it is possible to listen to the fetal heartbeat by doptone. From of the second trimester of the pregnancy the fetal growth and position will be monitored closely. During every consultation there is time to discuss possible discomfort/ailment due to the pregnancy and your overall experience of the pregnancy.

Of course there will also be time to answer all questions you may have. Around the 35th week of the pregnancy a double consultation will be planned to discuss you wishes concerning the delivery and we make a birthplan together. If necessary we will perform additional tests (i.e. bloodiest, ultrasound, etc) or refer you, in case of complications, to an obstetrician. If you desire to discuss your birthplace earlier, this will always be possible.

If necessary we will perform additional tests, e.g. blood tests, ultrasound scans or a referral to a specialist if needed.

WeekAppointmentContent of appointmentDuration
>6EchoEarly scan (upon request)
Scans in the first trimester can be internal
This scan is optional and not covered by health insurance
15 mins
7-9MidwifeIntroduction of our care
Screening for risk factor
First trimester blood test
Counseling prenatal screening
Lifestyle information
Information about” kraamzorg”
Measuring blood pressure
45 mins
±10-11EchoDating scan15 mins
11+NIPTBlood test for prenatal screening
This is optional, during the initial consultation we will give you all information you need to make a decision in this matter
15 mins
16MidwifeMeasuring blood pressure
Discuss results scans and blood test
Monitoring baby’s growth
15 mins
14-16EchoGender scan & early screening scan.
This scan is optional and not covered by health insurance
30mins
18-22EchoAnomaly scan
“20 week scan”
If necessary this will take place in hospital
45mins
24MidwifeMeasuring blood pressure
Monitoring baby’s growth
Glucose Test if required
15 mins
26-28Echo3/4D HD Live scan
Unique glimpse of your unborn baby! All pictures will be put on a USB to take home. This scan is optional and not covered by health insurance
45mins
28MidwifeMeasuring blood pressure
Monitoring baby’s growth
blood test for RAL c of D if required
15 mins
31MidwifeMeasuring blood pressure
Monitoring baby’s growth
Iron deficiency check
Growth scan if required
anti-D treatment ir required
15 mins
34/35MidwifeMeasuring blood pressure
Monitoring baby’s growth
Birthplan
30 mins
36/37MidwifeMeasuring blood pressure
Monitoring baby’s growth
Scan to check position of the baby
(if required)
15 mins
38MidwifeMeasuring blood pressure
Monitoring baby’s growth
15 mins
39MidwifeMeasuring blood pressure
Monitoring baby’s growth
15 mins
40MidwifeMeasuring blood pressure
Monitoring baby’s growth
Discuss becoming overdue and if requested internal exam
15 mins
41+MidwifeMeasuring blood pressure
Monitoring baby’s growth
Membrane sweep if requested
15 mins