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Registration

You can register as soon as you know you are pregnant. You don't need the intervention of your GP. We make the first appointment for an intake interview when you are about seven weeks pregnant. We advise every woman who is pregnant or who wants to get pregnant to take 400 to 500 micrograms of folic acid each day.

You can register by means of the registration button on this site. On working days, we can also be reached by telephone during the obstetrician's surgery hours, between 9 and 10 am.

 

First check-up

The first visit, the intake interview, takes place when you are around 8 weeks pregnant and takes about 40 minutes. It is an extensive interview with wide-ranging questions about your health, your partner's health, any surgery you underwent, illnesses and allergies.
We will also discuss if there are any congenital disorders or hereditary illnesses in your family and your partner´s. If so, we will see if there is an indication for a more extensive examination of the baby's health. Apart from your health, the progress of any previous pregnancies is important information to us as well.
In order to calculate how long you have been pregnant, it is necessary to know somethnong more about your periods. Important dates include the first day of your last period and the day on which you took the pregnancy test.
The first scan is preferably conducted 8 weeks into your pregnancy and is usually done internally, through your vagina. The second scan is conducted 11 to 12 weeks into your pregnancy and is done externally, through your abdominal wall. More information Pregnant!

 

Scan and Examination:

Blood test:

During your first visit, we will hand you the forms you will need in order to go and take a blood test. We will examine the following:

  • What is your blood group: A, B, AB or O?
  • Are you Rhesus D-negative or Rhesus C-negative?
  • Does your blood contain antibodies against blood groups other than your own?
  • Are you infected with syphilis (lues), hepatitis B or HIV?

If the blood test shows your unborn child is at risk of getting ill, it is often possible to treat you during pregnancy and thereby protect your unborn child. That is why we conduct the blood test in the early stages of your pregnancy, so that any treatment can be started soon if necessary.

The laboratory also establishes the iron and sugar levels in your blood. If your iron levels are too low, you suffer from anaemia. This can usually be treated successfully, without any harmful effects to your unborn child.
If necessary, more blood tests will be conducted after mutual consultation. For instance, in order to exclude the risk of pregnancy diabetes.

 

Prenatal examinations:

Combined test

The combined test, which is conducted in the early stages of pregnancy, serves to find out if there is an increased risk of your unborn child having Down's syndrome. The chances of your child having Down's syndrome increase as you get older. This test poses no risks you on your unborn child.

Links to leaflet about prenatal screening for Down’s syndrome Information about the prenatal screening for Down syndrome, Edwards’ syndrome and Patau’s syndrome

Structural Ultrasound Scan Information on the anomaly scan

 

 

 
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Turks

Informatie over de screening op down-, edwards- en patausyndroom Turks-prenatale-screening

Informatie over zwangerschap en infectie Zwangerschap-infecties-turks

Informatie over de 20 wekenecho.
Het Structureel Echoscopisch Onderzoek.  20-wk-echo-turks