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Information about Corona virus (COVID-19), 28-6-2020

Our assistant works from the practice. 

Office hours:
-Your partner, children or other people are welcome if they have no fever/cough or other symptoms. If the waiting room becomes too full, we ask them to wait outside until your appointment starts.
-We will ask you to wash your hands on entry.
-During the talk, we will stay 1,5 meters apart.
-If you experience a fever, cough or other symptoms, don't come to the practice but please e-mail or call us beforehand so we can make a plan how to do the checkup. 

Birth: 
In the OLVG West and the OLVG Oost it is possible to bring a third person with you during birth. This differs per hospital. 

Postpartum care:
We  try to do more home visits after birth. How often depends on how you all are doing and what you would prefer.

4th year student Jessica

Dear (soon to be) parents,

I'm Jessica Hillebrand and I am final year student midwifery. As of May 19th I will be here for 12 weeks. I would like to introduce myself to you:
I'm 39 years old and I live in Hoofddorp with my husband and our 2 daughters aged 11 and 7. Before starting my study midwifery I worked as a team leader at a magazine publisher and after that as a team leader in a nursing home. These experiences have lead to the switch to becoming a midwife, which I haven't regret for a single moment! Pregnancy and birth are very special times in your life and I hope to contribute in those the coming months.
Apart from my study I like to spend time with my family and friends, I like photography and I also try to exercise on a regular basis. 
You can run into me during prenatal visits, during delivery or in the postnatal period. If you oppose to my presence, please let the midwife know.

I hope to see you soon!

Kind regards,

Jessica

 

Information about Corona virus (COVID-19), 8-5-2020

Our assistant Karin works from home. She can be reached by phone in the morning, but is NOT present at the practice. It is therefore not possible to weigh your baby for the time being.

During the outbreak of the Corona virus, we will of course continue to provide care to all our pregnant women. We do have to take some control measures. We follow government recommendations from RIVM and KNOV/NVOG/NVK.

Any updates will be shared with you as soon as possible. Please see our website for updates.

If you are worried, we are always available, just as you are used to. We will then discuss with you whether an extra check is needed.

We will not shake your hand.
Toys/books/magazines will be removed from the waiting room.

If you have a fever>38° and have a cough or other symptoms, we urge you not to go directly to a midwife. Please call us first.

CHANGES FROM MAY 11, 2020: 
-The checkups are all at the practice, so no more checkups by phone.
-If your partner has no fever/cough or other symptoms, he or she is welcome to attend the first appointment (intake) and the appointment for information about the delivery. Please come to the rest of the checks alone, because otherwise we do not have the capacity in our waiting room to let everyone sit 1.5 meters apart. If the waiting room becomes too full, we ask your partner to wait outside until your appointment starts.
-We will ask you to wash your hands on entry.
-During the talk, we will stay 1,5 meters apart.
-If you experience a fever, cough or other symptoms, don't come to the practice but please e-mail or call us beforehand so we can make a plan how to do the checkup.

CHANGES FROM MAY 4, 2020:
Office hours: 
-We can start seeing you at the practice for the regular 20 minute checkups (so no more phone calls on the morning of your appointment). 
-There is still a reduced number of checkups and we will only be holding office hours at the van der Hoopstraat. 
-The  intake, the checkup around 24 weeks and the checkup around 33 weeks will be by telephone. 
-The check 6 weeks postpartum will by by telephone.
-We will ask you to wash your hands on entry.
-Please come to checks alone, don’t bring your husband or child.
-During the talk, we will stay 1,5 meters apart.
-If you experience a fever, cough or other symptoms, don't come to the practice but please e-mail or call us so we can make a plan how to do the checkup.

Checkups:
-8-10 weeks: intake by phone.
-+/-11 weeks: ultrasound at ultrasound center.
-12 weeks: blood pressure check.
-16 weeks: blood pressure, growth, heartbeat.
-20 weeks: ultrasound at ultrasound center.
-24 weeks: by phone.
-27 weeks: blood pressure, growth, heartbeat, bloodtest for Rhesus negative bloodtype.
-31 weeks: blood pressure, growth, heartbeat, iron check
-34 weeks: blood pressure, growth, heartbeat.
-36 weeks: blood pressure, growth, heartbeat. Information about birth.
-38 weeks: blood pressure, growth, heartbeat.
-40 weeks: blood pressure, growth, heartbeat. Information about being pregnant after 41-42 weeks.
-41 weeks: blood pressure, growth, heartbeat. 
-6 weeks postpartum check: by phone.

Birth:
We get a lot of questions whether it is still possible to deliver in the Bevalcentrum West/hospital without a medical indication. For now you don't have to worry about that. Only your partner can attend your birth and it is not allowed to receive visitors at the hospital. Consider a home birth if you have no indication to deliver in the hospital to limit contacts.
Are you going into labour and you or one of your roommates has a fever, cold or cough, we would like for you to tell us when you call us. We'll probably have to come to you in protective gear then.

Postpartum care:
We will visit you at home at least once. The rest of the postnatal checkups we do, if possible, by phone.  If you or one of your roommates develops a fever, cold or cough, we would like for you to call us about it.

 

UNTIL MAY 3 2020: 
Office hours:
-On the day of your appointment we will call you between 08:40 - 11:30 (we often call with an anonymous/private number). Please arrange that you are available to answer your phone. We will ask you how you are doing, give you information and answer all of your questions. We will also plan your next appointment (to keep physical contact at the practice to a minimum).
-We will reduce the number of checkups and will only be holding office hours on the van der Hoopstraat.
-The third checkup (around 24 weeks) will be by telephone. We will call you at the time of your appointment.
-The check 6 weeks postpartum will by by telephone. We will call you at the time of your appointment. 
-We will only perform a quick physical examination, blood pressure and baby’s heartbeat and growth.
-Please come to checks alone, don’t bring your husband or child.
-We will ask you to wash your hands on entry.
-If you experience a fever, cough or other symptoms, don't come to the practice but please e-mail or call us so we can make a plan how to do the checkup.

Checkups:
-8-10 weeks: intake by phone
-+/-11 weeks: ultrasound at ultrasound center
-12 weeks: blood pressure
-16 weeks: blood pressure, growth, heartbeat
-20 weeks: ultrasound at ultrasound center
-24 weeks: by phone
-27 weeks: blood pressure, growth, heartbeat, bloodtest for Rhesus negative bloodtype
-31 weeks: blood pressure, growth, heartbeat, iron check
-35 weeks: blood pressure, growth, heartbeat
-37 weeks: blood pressure, growth, heartbeat. After the check we give you information about birth by telephone at the agreed time.
-39 weeks: blood pressure, growth, heartbeat.
-40 weeks: blood pressure, growth, heartbeat
-41 weeks: blood pressure, growth, heartbeat. Before the check we give you information about being pregnant after 41-42 weeks.
-6 weeks postpartum check: by phone

Birth:
We get a lot of questions whether it is still possible to deliver in the Bevalcentrum West/hospital without a medical indication. For now you don't have to worry about that. Only your partner can attend your birth and it is not allowed to receive visitors at the hospital. Consider a home birth if you have no indication to deliver in the hospital to limit contacts.
Are you going into labour and you or one of your roommates has a fever, cold or cough, we would like for you to tell us when you call us.

Postpartum care:
Postnatal checkups we do, if possible, by phone. If you or one of your roommates develops a fever, cold or cough, we would like for you to call us about it.

We hope you understand this exceptional situation where we all need to make adjustments.
Be aware of your health and that of others, limit social contacts, and let's hope that this is all over soon!

Lead concentration in drinking water

It is possible to check the concentration of lead in your drinking water via this portal: https://www.water-lab.nl/

Contracts health insurance companies 2020

We have contracts with all health insurance companies in 2020. With the Zilveren Kruis-Achmea Group and with Menzis you can find us under Verloskundige Zorggroep Groot Amsterdam. With the other companies you can find us under our own name (Vroedvrouwenpraktijk van der Hoopstraat)

Replacement midwife Rodante van der Waal

From February 28, Rodante will join our team to help us during holidays, ilness or leave. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New replacement midwife: Rose Hilhorst

From December 1st, Rose will be working at our practice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Baby Café

We would like to invite you to our Baby Café! Every last Friday of the month, from 10.30 to 12.30! If you're pregnant or have just become a mother or father and would like to meet other (almost) parents? Then come to our monthly Baby Café!

A midwife from our practice will always be present to answer questions about pregnancy, breastfeeding and the first few weeks after the delivery. Furthermore we will invite a guest expert, for example a lactation consultant or a carry consultant who can tell about how to carry your child ergonomically. See our Facebookpage for actual information.

The following dates are:    
 
-June 26 (at Paviljoen van Beuningen)
-August 28
-September 25
-October 30
-November 27

Baby Café is held at 'Paviljoen van Beuningen', van Beuningenplein 21.
Baby Café is free, consumption is not. A reservation is not required.