At our practice you have access to a network of specialist health care providers, all of them experts in their field.
On our useful links page, you’ll find several health care providers in the area. We would like to bring particular attention to the following collaborative partners. We firmly believe that these colleagues enhance our knowledge and the care we provide. They share our vision, have years of experience in their fields, and provide quality care.
Lactation consultant (IBCLC) – Sanne Koeman
Sanne gives information sessions prior to delivery and offers breastfeeding help and advice after your baby has arrived. Every month she offers information evenings to our clients that you can attend free of charge. You will receive an invitation for the session during your pregnancy. During the first week after delivery, we and the maternity care assistant help you with breastfeeding. If you need more support, Sanne can offer more help.
First aid for baby and child training course – Angela Kamp
Every year more than 1.5 million accidents occur in and around the home. Children are particularly vulnerable; more than 60,000 children (ages 0-5 years) are treated in hospital annually. As a parent or carer you are often the first person to deal with these accidents. Situations like this are less difficult when you know what you need to do, or absolutely must not do. That’s why we offer a paediatric first aid evening course for parents and carers of babies and young children, in accordance with the latest guidelines. Angela, a qualified Orange Cross first aid instructor leads the course.
Birth photography – Dora Barens
Have you ever thought about birth photography? Dora Barens uses her camera to document the birth of your child and your new family. She is a sincere, professional and caring photographer. Dora is the official birth photographer of various hospitals in the area, where she is also allowed in the operating room. You can also contact her for pregnancy and newborn sessions.
Dietician practices Myrthe Rebattu and Renate de Schaap
A balanced diet during pregnancy contributes to the health of the mother, which decreases the risk of complications during pregnancy and labour and promotes recovery after delivery. Good nutrition is also essential to the growth and development of a baby during pregnancy and has an impact on a child’s health later in life.
Some women are at greater risk of developing or are diagnosed with gestational diabetes (diabetes during pregnancy). In these cases we recommend making an appointment about lifestyle and diet with one of the dietician practices, either Myrthe Rebattu or Renate de Schaap. They are well informed about pregnancy guidelines and are specialised in gestational diabetes.
Consultation sexual health (NVVS – Dutch Sexology Association) – Dieuwke Ottens
Sometimes there are questions or problems concerning sexuality either during or after pregnancy. These can be individual or within the relationship. Many questions or problems are easily resolved, and a consultation can be part of helping you and your partner. You can easily make an appointment with Dieuwke at our practice, location Kamillelaan.
Doula – Alyne Prado
Have you ever considered hiring a doula? A doula offers extra support and guidance during pregnancy, childbirth and the period after. She assists pregnant women and their (birth) partners on a physical, emotional and mental level.
A doula’s role is highly complementary to medical care. A doula does not perform medical procedures, but instead works with you and us on your ideal birth experience, as birth coach. She is independent and is completely there for you and your partner. A doula builds a relationship of trust with you during pregnancy and provides relevant information to future parents. Wherever or however you decide to give birth, she provides continuous support. She stays with you even when there is a medical indication and intervention.
Alyne Prado is a skilled experient doula and our co-facilitator at our Centering Pregnancy meetings. As a doula, Alyne teaches you breathing exercises, postures and massage techniques that provide pain relief during childbirth.
She will explain everything about the Dutch obstetric system and help you draw up your birth plan. She is there during your labor to work with us on your ideal birth experience.
After giving birth, you can receive additional support for breastfeeding. The more knowledge you have about the process of pregnancy and childbirth, the more knowledgeable you will be to make the right decision.
Alyne believes in the ‘Gentle Birth Philosophy’, where empowerment and well-being go hand in hand.
Are you considering the guidance of a doula? Please feel free to contact Alyne without obligation. Her mother language is Portuguese, and she also speaks Dutch and English fluently.