The first appointment
You will attend your first appointment around 8 weeks of pregnancy. This appointment is predominantly informative and will include an ultrasound scan. (Please do NOT empty your bladder for ultrasound).
This appointment will take about 30 minutes. After you have registered you have received an email asking you to fill out the registration form and the intake questionnaire so that we already have the most important data before your first appointment. During the appointment we will discuss the details. If you wish, you will receive information about prenatal screeningYou will also receive information about maternity care.
You will need to bring the following to the first appointment:
- Insurance documents with your insurance number and BSN number on
- Hospital card from Reinier de Graaf Hospital,
- A photo or report from an ultrasound, if you have already had one during this pregnancy
- Details of any previous pregnancies and births, if these have not been supervised by our practice
At your first or second checkup, you will be given a form to have blood drawn around 11 weeks of pregnancy. This can be done at the Reinier de Graaf Hospital or at one of its branches.
Standard testing is done for:
- Blood group, rhesus factor and Irregular antibodies
- Hepatitis B
- Hb (Iron Level)
- Vitamin D level
We may also test for toxoplasmosis, parvovirus (fifth disease) and rubella (German Measles). The blood test results are sent to the practice and you will be contacted by us in case of further action. If the results are normal you will receive them during your next appointment.
The following appointment is around the 11th week and lasts about 40 minutes. A second ultrasound will be carried out to determine when the baby is due. During this appointment we will also explain to you the options for prenatal screening pregnancy if you have chosen to receive this information from us.
(Please do NOT empty your bladder before the scan)
The regular check/ups then last 15 minutes and will include standard checks such as: blood pressure measurement, examining your belly and listening to baby´s hearbeat with the fetal doppler.
Please make sure you empty your bladder before the check/ups zonder ultrasound scan as this can affect the measurements we make.