Corona prevention measures
The most important safety measure remains that you ensure you do not come to the practice if you or one of the people you live with has symptoms, has tested positive for Covid-19, or if you have recently had contact with someone with symptoms or a positive test.
Contact us and we will advise you further.
Your partner or one other member of your family (mother, child etc) is welcome to come with you for your check-ups.
Reinier de Graaf Hospital
Your partner is always welcome for the birth in the hospital. On arrival at the hospital you will both need to wear a face mask; as soon as you are in the birthing room the birthing mother can remove her mask.
For the current hospital corona regulations please see the hospital website: Reinier de Graaf.
Before you come for your first appointment you will fill in an online medical questionnaire which we will read through and input into your medical dossier in advance. Before you come to your second appointment we ask that you read through the information regarding prenatal screening tests for chromosomal or physical anomalies in the baby thoroughly.
If at any time it becomes evident that more information is needed then we will schedule a telephone appointment to address this.
With regard to the birth, your partner is always welcome. Please do not worry about this. Unfortunately an extra person is not permitted to be present in the hospital, this rule does not apply to a home birth.
In the week after the birth we will visit you at home at least twice, the rest of the visits will be telephone consultations, unless otherwise agreed. We will visit you for baby’s heel prick test and also if there are specific problems or questions requiring a visit. Please ensure there are no visitors present when we come to visit you at home. We also advise for the time being that you do not receive visitors during the first 10 days after the birth, this is for the safety of the maternity nurse. It will cause a serious problem is there is a lot of sickness in this particular profession. Good healthcare then becomes threatened as infected healthcare professionals are not permitted to work.
In order to ensure an adequate workforce in the future we train new midwives. It is therefore possible that you will see a student midwife during your check-ups, your birth or the week after the birth. We realise that this is an extra person. Both the student and ourselves work to the strict guidelines and we ask for your understanding. If you have an objection to a student, for whatever reason, tell your midwife. We have absolute respect for your choice.
All safety measures are aimed at maintaining continuity of care. It remains uncertain how the infection rate will progress, so we will remain vigilant and update the rules as required.
Together we remain safe.