As soon as you know that you’re are pregnant we are happy to schedule an appointment for an intake and early ultrasound. After the intake we schedule check-ups to monitor you and your baby. You will meet all the midwives so you can get to know us and develop a bond with us.
CenteringPregnancy is an exciting way for women and their families to get prenatal care. Medical check-ups take place in a group setting. Numerous scientific studies have shown that taking part in CenteringPregnancy meetings improves the outcome of your pregnancy and gives you more self-confidence during pregnancy, childbirth and in your new role as a mother.
We perform all basic care ultrasounds, beginning early in the pregnancy. In addition we also provide elective ultrasounds (non-medical ultrasounds), such as gender scans or 3-D ultrasounds. The best images are printed out and you can access all the pictures in an app on your smartphone.
You can choose to undergo prenatal screening to have your unborn baby tested for a number of congenital disorders. These screenings are not required, and you determine whether you want to have them done. We will ask at the intake if you want more information about these screenings.
Before and during pregnancy a healthy lifestyle and diet are important. Begin by taking folic acid and vitamin D. Smoking, alcohol and drugs are harmful to the pregnancy and need to be avoided. Be aware and avoid contact with harmful substances or pathogens.
Common pregnancy complaints
Your body goes through many changes during pregnancy. All of these changes could lead to complaints. Common pregnancy complaints are different for every woman and every pregnancy. It is important to listen to your body, and to relax and slow down for all these changes. We are obviously happy to offer you some tips.
Pregnancy week by week
From the moment the sperm reaches the egg, you are pregnant! In a short period of time the fertilised egg will grow into a foetus. Would you like to follow the growth and know what changes your baby is undergoing? Check the link and follow the growth and development week by week.
Preparing for the baby
There are lots of things to take care of during pregnancy. There are your rights and duties at work, registering for postpartum assistance, legally acknowledging the unborn child. You can also register for a pre-natal class and choose to take part in Moeders voor Moeders.