Pregnant, what now?
What to do if you’re pregnant
You’ve just found out that you’re pregnant. Congratulations! But what happens now? Read here what the following steps are after finding out that you are pregnant.
4 weeks pregnant
You’ve been pregnant for 4 weeks! You probably did a pregnancy test and now you’re wondering what to do, how the embryo is doing and how you can take care of yourself and your unborn child in the best way possible. One of our midwives will be able to answer all those questions. We are ready and willing to provide guidance before, during and after the delivery.
Positive pregnancy test? Make an appointment with the midwife!
As soon as your pregnancy test is positive, you can call or email us to make an appointment for the first consultation. You do not need a referral from your GP for this. You can make an appointment for the first consultation online via the registration form or via our clinical assistants . They are available from Monday to Friday between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm.
The first consultation
The first consultation at our clinic is an extensive intake interview including a check-up, and will take about one hour. This consultation usually takes place between the 6th and 9th weeks of pregnancy. During this consultation we will ask you all kinds of questions about your health, medical history and possible pregnancy risks. We will also provide you with extensive information about the course of the pregnancy, explain any tests during the pregnancy and advise you on your nutrition and lifestyle for the coming months. It would be useful if your partner could attend this consultation because many important matters will be addressed.
Questions or concerns before the first consultation
Have you already registered with us but have not yet had your first consultation? You may have questions or concerns, perhaps because you are experiencing spotting. If you have any questions, you can always contact our clinical assistants during working hours. If you have more serious concerns, call us on the emergency number.
The first ultrasound scan we make is the term ultrasound. It will help us to determine how far your pregnancy has progressed. This could be useful if your periods were irregular. During the first consultation, an appointment will be made for this term ultrasound. If you would prefer an early ultrasound before 10 weeks, called a vitality ultrasound, that is possible too. Just ask us to arrange it for you.
During the intake interview, we will also discuss the option of conducting a screening test. This is a test that measures the risk of having a child with a chromosomal aberration, such as Down Syndrome. We will discuss this with you in depth, enabling you to make a well-considered choice. The tests that are part of this screening are the combination test, NIPT and SEO. You can find information about this on the RIVM website, download leaflets and find a decision aid.
Midwives in Amsterdam-Zuid
You can find Verloskundigen Amsterdam Zuid at two locations: at Churchillaan and Willemsparkweg. You can choose the one that is easiest for you and we will meet you there. Call or email us to make your first appointment.
In addition to answering these questions for you, we can also advise you on what to do in your situation, and possibly refer you to a specialist if that would be sensible.
Your midwife in Amsterdam-Zuid
You can find us at two locations in Amsterdam-Zuid: at Churchillaan and Willemsparkweg. If you would like to meet us or schedule your first consultation, make an appointment now and we will greet you at our clinic soon.