First Check

Made by Felipe Bustillo

First step in the journey of pregnancy. After you have called or emailed us, we will make an appointment between the 8th and 11th week of your pregnancy. Your first visit will last 30-45 minutes, during this time we will gather information about you and your family's medical history. This will also give you a chance to meet our team. More info (intake information)

So this appointment will be mainly focused on getting to knew each other and discusse what your pregnancy will look like. So what wil be really be discussing:

– address and supportive I.D. documentation
– Information concerning your insurance
– calculation of your due date
– information over past pregnancies, deliveries, miscarriages, abortions
– your medical history
– your family history, in particular congenital disorders, e.g. down syndrome, edwards and spinal bifida
– Information concerning your lifestyle and your eating habits
– De verwachtingen die kunnen gebeuren aan de hand van uw medische verleden.

During your first appoiment we will measure your blood pressure. We will also do a bloed test where we will be looking for the following rubella virus, HIV, Hepatitis B or SOA's. We also test om your hemoglobinopathie.  

At the end of the appointment, we will make the next appointment and possible scans. This all depends on how many weeks you are.
If you find out that you are pregnant and you are later than 12 weeks. No worries, we will make an appointment with the STAR in the hospital to make sure your baby is doing well. 

For me information about pregnancy, you can go online Or you can find it as well at our resource area in the waiting room.

Most people wonder when they get to hear the heartbeat of the baby. Now with new technology we are able to see your baby and you can also see the heart beating. Listening for the heartbeat with the ultrasound machine from 10 weeks . During your pregnancy you will have different scans. 

We offer information about:
- Prenatal screening
– Uitgerekende datum scan ( de worden gedaan rond de 10-14 weken)
– Pret scan; bepalen van de geslacht van het kind. Kan alle vanaf 16 weken
– 20 weken scan.

All this information will be explained to you in the duration of your pregnancy. However, is you have more questions about scans. Check down below.

Ultrasound

In an ultrasound procedure, a device known as a transducer is placed on your abdomen. The device send out sound waves at your developing baby. The echoes created by the sound waves are turned into visual images of the baby’s face, limbs and organs other internal structures that can be seen on a monitor. Over the course of you pregnancy you will have a number of scan to see the development of your child. Extensive studies to date show no evidence of ill effects or harm to the baby by these sound waves.  

What can ultrasound detect ?

–Many birth defects early in pregnancy that otherwise would go undetected until birth 
– Babys growth 
–Placental position
–Number of babies present 
– Confirmation of due date
–Other information about your pregnancy that can be useful to you and your health care provider 

You should not feel pain of any kind as this is a non-invasive test. A few ultrasound that you may have heard of are the foetale echocardiogram and anomally scan. 

A fetal echocardiogram is a detailed ultrasound evaluation of the babys heart structure. It is performed in pregnancies at increased risk for congenital heart disease. Fetal echocardiograms can detect most cases of serious, life threatening congenital heart problems. 

A targeted ultrWasound examination looks at a specific organ system or part of the body. It is used to try to detect any trouble before birth in pregnancies at increased risk for specific genetic or physical problems. As with many medical tests, ultrasound is not perfect. Because of factors that can develop later in pregnancy or interfere with the ability to clearly see all of the babys internal structures, an ultrasound will not detect all birth defects.