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We are really happy that fewer corona measures are in force.

On this page you can find the most up-to-date adjustments in practice.

Gratefull to let you know there are no longer any restrictions regarding the number of people who come to the checks. Partners and children are welcome again together! As of today, the advice to wear a mouth cap has been canceled and it is no longer necessary to keep 1.5 meters away. If you would like to wear a mouth cap, you of course feel free to continue wearing it.

The Health Council this week advised the Ministry of Health that all pregnant women from 22 weeks should be eligible for the annual flu vaccination.

Do you have questions about this? Check out the website of the RIVM (only in Dutch). There you will find more information about the flu vaccination for pregnant women.

If you are considering getting a flu vaccination, contact your general practitioner.

You may have heard about it in the media. The 13-week ultrasound will be introduced from September first.

The 13-week ultrasound takes place during week 12+3 and 14+3 of your pregnancy. It is an extensive medical ultrasound in which physical abnormalities of the baby can be traced during an ultrasound. This ultrasound is performed by a sonographer from, for example, Focus.

The 13-weekultrasound is almost similar to the 20 week ultrasound. The difference is that your baby is smaller and less developed at the 13-week ultrasound. As a result, there is less visible than with the 20-week ultrasound, but some often serious abnormalities can already be seen. If follow-up examination is necessary, you have more time at the 13-week ultrasound to determine what to do with the results

It is not mandatory to have the 13-week ultrasound performed. During your intake at the practice, the midwife will discuss the 13-week ultrasound with you (and your partner). It is important to prepare well for this interview. More information that can help you with this preparation can be found further on our site and in this folder (only in Dutch) about the 13-week ultrasound of the RIVM.

Have you just become pregnant and are you wondering whether you are also eligible for a 13-week ultrasound? You are eligible for the ultrasound (from September 1) if your due date is February 27, 2022 or later.

 

As of this week it is no longer necessary to wear a face mask at our location Boothstraat.

At our location Prinsenhof Health Center, we follow the health center’s policy. You may be asked to wear a face mask there. For the current measures there, look at the messages posted there upon arrival.

Starting this week there are a few small relaxations in practice.

It is again possible again to take your child(ren) to the consultation hour in addition to your partner, the maximum of 2 has now been removed. (Note, it concerns only roommates.) If the waiting room is too full, we ask you to wait outside.

In addition, the follow-up check is again physically at the practice, instead of by telephone. Although the follow-up is aimed at you as a mother, we always like it when your baby comes along.

Furthermore, the following applies: wear a mouth cap, keep enough distance and disinfect your hands.

See you soon at the practice!

As of May 19th, the Corona measures have been relaxed again. A number of things have also become possible within our practice as of this week, we are happy with that. In this email we will inform you about this, read it carefully.

What will change?

  • For every appointment it is possible to take your partner to the practice. Children can also come along to the consultation hour. To avoid too much crowds, we keep a maximum of 2 roommates.
  • The intake can take place again for everyone at the practice and no longer by telephone. Have you planned an intake by telephone and do you want to change it to an intake at the practice? Please contact the assistant, she can then adjust this and tell you where your intake will take place. It is therefore possible that the intake and ultrasound take place separately from each other. Unfortunately we can’t do anything about that.

Other measures

The following measures are still important:

  • Wear a mouth mask;
  • Disinfect your hands upon arrival;
  • Come to your appointment exactly on time. So don’t come too early or too late. If you are in the waiting room and there are other clients, keep five feet apart.
  • We ask you to pay attention to the 1.5 meters distance together with us during the check. Of course, this is not possible when measuring blood pressure, external examination and ultrasound, but we observe the hygiene regulations. Try to talk as little as possible when you are closer than 5 feet to the midwife.

We are happy that we can and can do a little bit more, we look forward to welcoming the partners again more often.

Midwives Breedstraat

Starting today have a new intern. Welcome Noureille!

Below she introduces herself to you.

Dear pregnant women and mothers of midwifery practice the Breedstraat,

I am Noureille, third year midwife in training at the midwifery academy in Amsterdam. From February 19 you will see me here for three weeks and from April 5 again for three weeks.

Together with the midwives, I will guide you in your pregnancy as much as possible, so that you and I can learn as much as possible from each other. I am really looking forward to starting here and getting to know everyone. Just like the Breedstraat midwives, I think it is important that you can look back on your pregnancy and delivery with a good feeling.

If you prefer not to see a midwife in training, this can also be indicated.

Noureille

The curfew is in effect on Saturday 23 January. This has consequences for everyone.

The curfew starts at 9:00 PM. The purpose of the curfew is to have as few movements in the street as possible in the evening and thus to ensure fewer mutual contacts. As midwives, we obviously do not want to create an extra burden for the police and boas. That is why we would like your attention for the following points:

– Emergency care will be possible at all times. We have an exemption from the curfew because of our profession. We can and may always go out on the street to provide your care!

– If we ask you to come to our practice or to the hospital after 21:00 because we consider this medically necessary, you do not need a statement for this. These are, for example, emergency consultations or a delivery. It is possible to download your own statement from rijksoverheid.nl/avondklok. In addition, if you like, you can have your pregnancy certificate with you as proof. You may have received this pregnancy certificate from us earlier in your pregnancy (for example to send it to your employer). Can you no longer find this statement or have you not received it? Then you can send us an email with your name and date of birth, and we will ensure that you receive the statement.

– If informal carers (such as babysitters, partner) have to go outside between 21.00-4.30 because you are going to give birth, they can make their own form (rijksoverheids.nl/avondklok). You can also give them your pregnancy certificate as additional proof.

– The evening consultation hours will stop at 8.30 pm so that there is enough time to be home before 9 pm. Do you already have an appointment after 8.30 p.m. in the period up to 9 February? Our assistant will contact you to reschedule this appointment.

– Come to the practice alone. Your partner is very welcome at the intake, ultrasounds and theconversation about the delivery! If there are other checks where you think it is important that yourpartner is there, please notify the assistant in advance. We can always make an exception.

We can imagine that these measures cause a (extra) feeling of loneliness. It is a fierce, challenging time.

We would love to let you know that we are available 24/7. We will get through this together, let us think along.

With best regards

The team of Midwifery Practice Breedstraat

P.S. You can find more information about the corona vaccine on our website https://verloskundigenbreedstraat.nl/blog/2021/01/12/coronavaccinatie/  Have you received a vaccination or will you receive it during pregnancy? Then register at www.moedersvanmorgen.nl so that they can research this.