Our practice is equipped with a state-of-the-art ultrasound machine. All your basic ultrasounds can be done directly with us, such as the early ultrasound, the dating scan and the ultrasounds to measure growth and position. You can also book ultrasounds on request (without a medical indication) with us, such as gender scans or an ultrasound in 2D or 3D. Ultrasound appointments last 15 minutes. The best images are printed out and you can access all the pictures in the app on your smartphone.
We also offer ultrasound appointments during evening hours at our Amstelveen and Amsterdam Buitenveldert locations. Ultrasound appointments can also be combined with a regular check-up.
The more detailed screening ultrasound (fetal anomaly scan) at 20 weeks of pregnancy is done at the regional screening centre SAM&.
Early untrasound for everyone
Sometimes there is a medical indication for an early ultrasound at seven to eight weeks of pregnancy. If you have had a previous miscarriage or experience blood loss in your current pregnancy, an early ultrasound is covered by insurance.
We have decided to offer all of our clients an early ultrasound, regardless of medical indication. We don’t declare this ultrasound with the health insurance provider.
During the early ultrasound we look for the presence of a heartbeat, if the baby is in the uterus and if it is a singleton or multiple pregnancy. Ultrasounds made before eight weeks of pregnancy are done vaginally. For this ultrasound you will need to have an empty bladder.
It is best to perform the dating ultrasound between 10 and 12 weeks of pregnancy. At this ultrasound we do the same assessments as by an early echo and also measure the baby’s crown-rump length to determine your due date. Once the due date has been set we can provide you with a pregnancy declaration with the due date stated.
By this point we can usually do a transabdominal ultrasound (through your belly). Your bladder will need to full for this ultrasound. We advise you to go to the toilet one hour before your ultrasound and drink two glasses of water after that. If we determine during the ultrasound that your pregnancy is less advanced or if the image quality is too low, we will advise making a transvaginal ultrasound or to reschedule at a later date.
The dating ultrasound is always covered by your insurance provider.
We have decided to offer all our clients a growth ultrasound at 30 weeks. This ultrasound is in addition to the measurements done by hand. We measure the size of the baby’s head, belly and femur. We also check the amount of amniotic fluid. The measurements from the ultrasounds at 20 weeks and at 30 weeks show us if the baby has continued to grow adequately along the growth curve. This allows us to assess your baby’s growth. If the baby has not grown enough, we will refer you to the hospital for further assessment.
Ultrasound for baby’s position
We do an ultrasound for all our clients at about 36 weeks pregnancy to determine if the baby is head down. If the baby happens to be in the bottom-first position (breech) we can refer you for an external version (to turn the baby). If you want the version, it can be performed from 36 weeks in hospital. Besides determining position we also recheck the baby’s growth. These results are added to the growth curve in order to determine if the baby is continuing to grow as expected.
More information about the ultrasounds of the combined test and the 20-week ultrasound (fetal anomaly scan) can be found by prenatal screening (linken)
Ultrasound on request
Our clients are also welcome to schedule an ultrasound on request (elective ultrasound without a medical indication). We perform a 2D or 3D ultrasound to look at the baby.
Would you like to know the gender of the baby and you can’t wait until the 20-week ultrasound? We are happy to perform a gender scan from 16 weeks of pregnancy.
The best 3D ultrasounds are made between 24 and 28 weeks of pregnancy.
You receive the two most beautiful images as photos and can find all the digital photos in the app on your smartphone.
This ultrasound is not covered by insurance. The cost is €40, which needs to be paid in advance.