When’s my due date?

You can calculate your expected date of delivery by counting 40 weeks or 280 days to the first day of your last period.

This rule applies only if you have a regular menstrual cycle of 28 days and you’ve stopped taking the pill more than three months ago.
To determine the exacte due date an ultrasound will be made early in your pregnancy

First checkup

The first check is usually done between the 8th and 10th week of your pregnancy. We’ll do an interview. During this intake a lot of things will be discussed, like your medical history and your family and partner and any previous pregnancies. The due date will be calculated and finally some checks like blood pressure are done. It’ll be the first time we’re going to listen to the heartbeat for the first time. You can ask questions concerning issues important to you and your partner. After this check, a first ultrasound and blood samples will be taken at the hospital. This will be tested for your blood group and rhesus factor, irregular antibodies, lues (a venereal disease), hepatitis B (liver inflammation) and HIV.

Perhaps you have certain questions prior to the first investigation. If so, please contact us. We advise you to contact us in case of bleeding in early pregnancy.

Bring along your ID and insurance card, during the first investigation.

Follow ups

During the follow up, the blood pressure and listened to the heart of the baby. It checks your baby is growing and from about 28 weeks it is possible to determine location of the baby. Course will focus on questions you have. You also get advice and additional information such as a healthy lifestyle.
The frequency of inspections:

  • 11th to 24th week: every 4 weeks,
  • 24th to 30th week: every 3 weeks;
  • 30th to 36th week: every 2 weeks;
  • from 36 weeks every week.
  • more often if necessary.

Tip: write questions on a note so you do not forget to questions during the audit.
During your pregnancy at 12, 20 and 30 weeks an ultrasound, and possibly more if during your pregnancy indicates this is necessary is.

In what cases do I have to call?

During pregnancy, your midwife always call if you have questions or if you’re worried.
You should always call at:

  • generous bright red vaginal bleeding;
  • less to feel no life for one day (from 28 weeks)
  • continuous, unexplained loss of fluid from the vagina
  • regular abdominal cramps.
  • urinary infectio