The midwfery practices in the Delft area have all worked to together to create working agreements to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. The current measures will be in place until at least 11th May 2020. Due to the fast changing nature of the situation, our advice will also be changing quickly to respond adequately to the situation as it develops. We advise you to keep a close eye on the practice social media channels to keep up to date with the latest developments.
- The number of routine check-ups will be reduced and at 24 weeks we will call you for a telephone consultation. At all times we ask for you to contact us if you have a medical problem.
- The check-ups at the practice will be short and concise. We will check the following when we see you:
o Blood pressure
o Growth of your belly
o Baby’s heartbeat
- We request that you come to your check-up alone. Please don’t bring your partner or child(ren) with you.
- All scheduled ultrasound appointments are unaffected, including the 20 week scan.
During the birth:
- Your option for home or hospital birth remains unaffected. If you wish to reconsider your place of birth, feel free to contact us to discuss.
- If you choose to give birth in the hospital, you may have 1 birthing partner accompany you.
- It is not possible to receive visitors in the hospital following the birth.
After the birth:
- The number of postnatal check-ups will be reduced. We will visit you at home for the heel-prick test and any urgent medical issues. All further consultations will be done by telephone.
- We advise you NOT te receive visitors at home.
Advice for pregnant women regarding coronavirus is the same as for non-pregnant women. For the latest information and updates you can follow the advice from the RIVM – Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu.
If you have a fever >38.0°C and a cough or flu symptoms, please DO NOT go directly to your doctor or midwife – CALL US so we can discuss the best plan of action.
We are working hard with our fellow midwifery practices and the hospital obstetric team to provide the best medical care while preventing the spread of the virus as much as possible. We ask for your understanding, patience and cooperation.
Thank you and stay safe,