First Check

Made by Felipe Bustillo

First step, after you have contacted us, is to make an appointment between the 8th and 11th week of your pregnancy. Your first visit will last 1 hour, during this time we will gather information about you and your family's medical history, it 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.

One of the most wonderful experiences of pregnancy is when they get to hear the heartbeat of the unborn baby. Now with new technology, we are able to hear and see your unborn child. Listening for the heartbeat with the ultrasound machine from 10 weeks. During your pregnancy, you will have different scans. 

We offer information about:
- 1ste trimester scan
13 weeks ultrasound (This is a new clinical trial that is being done in the Netherlands. You can participate, but it is not mandatory)
- Gender scan ; to determine sex of the baby is from 16 weeks (This is not a standard scan and will be an additional cost.) 
- Anomaly scan : 20 weeks 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 your pregnancy, you will have a number of scans 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
– Overige informatie over uw zwangerschap die nuttige zijn voor u kunt u stellen aan de echografie, wanneer u echoot, wordt. 

Een echografie onderzoek is pijnloos en niet-invasief. Een paar bekende soorten echo zijn de 20 weken echo