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Pregnancy

We accompany you during your pregnancy and prepare you for the time your baby is going to be born. Every woman will experience her pregnancy in a different way. It's important to listen carefully to your body and to respect your bounderies. 

Your pregnancy

5 weeks
7 weeks
8 weeks
10-12 weeks
13 weeks ultrasound
16 weeks
19-20 weeks
23 weeks
27 weeks
30 weeks
32 weeks
33 weeks
35 weeks
37 weeks
39 weeks
41 weeks
5 weeks

Pregnancy test positive!

You can hardly believe your eyes. It's true, you're pregnant!

As soon as you know that you are pregnant, you can contact us, even if there is a medical indication. We will make an appointment for the first ultrasound and the oriëntaton interview. 

To Do this week

  • Make an appointement for an oriëntation interview
  • Pregnant? Take folic acid!
  • Take a look which package will fit you. Basic, Conscious or Customized care
7 weeks

The first ultrasound

We need to do a check if your baby's heart is beating and whether the pregnancy is in the womb. We're also able to  see if it concerns a single or a multiple pregnancy. The ultrasound is practised externally, through the abdomen. When you have a full bladder we're often better able to see it. If we can't get a view on the pregnancy, it's possible to make an internal ultrasound through the vagina.

To Do this week

  • Sign up for Mothers for Mothers

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Mothers for Mothers
8 weeks

Personal care path

We take the time to get to know you during the oriëntation interview. We will ask questions about your health, medical history, lifestyle, potential previous pregnancies and any particular or hereditary diseases in the family. We discuss your needs and expectations of this pregnancy and whether there are matters that we can or should take into account during your pregnancy and delivery. Together we will make a personal care path.  

Everyone has a choice to opt for Prenatal Screening tests, if desired we will discuss this with you.

To Do this week

  • Fill in your oriëntation interview form
  • Prenatal screening tests
  • Arrange maternity care
  • Choose your personal care package. Basic, Conscious or Customized care
10-12 weeks

Term ultrasound

From tadpole to human!
We perform the term ultrasound between 10 and 12 weeks. We measure the length of your child from crown to rump. This makes it possible to determine the pregnancy term and due date most reliably. All children grow at the same rate up to 13 weeks, variation in growth will occur after these weeks.

We advise you to come in with a full bladder for the best possible ultrasound image.


We also need to know a number of things from your blood. i.a. your blood type, Rhesus factor, iron and sugar levels, and three infectious diseases; HIV, LUES and liver disease. Make sure you have yourself tested on these things before being 13 weeks pregnant. For this you will receive a form from us. 

To Do this week

  • Get blood drawn
  • If desired NIPT research

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Appointment JBZ blood results
13 weeks ultrasound

Research for physical abnormalities

You can have the 13-weeks ultrasound from 12+3 weeks pregnant on, until 14+3 weeks. 
It is a medical examination to see if the baby has any physical abnormalities.

Be aware that if you participate in the 13-weeks ultrasound, the sonographer will, in most cases, not see any physical abnormalities.

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13-week scan
16 weeks

Physical control

For the first time we're going to listen to your baby's heartbeat from the outside with a doptone. We determine with our hands if the growth is going as expected. We also measure your blood pressure and answer all your questions. 

To Do this week

  • Use vitamin D
  • Check if you're taking in enough calcium
  • Arrange childcare in time
19-20 weeks

The 20 weeks ultrasound

During the 20 weeks ultrasound physical (structural) abnormalities of the unborn child are being examined.

To Do this week

  • Arrange recognition

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20-week scan
23 weeks

Physical control

Mostly your belly is going to be visable around this time. Your being used to all the changes and your belly isn't that big so it's in your way. Most of the pregnant woman are feeling fine during this period. 

To Do this week

  • Whooping cough vaccination

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Whooping cough vaccination
27 weeks

Physical control

It's important that you're feeling reliable in our practise, your personal coördinating caregiver will discuss this with you.

If you are Rhesus-D negative, your blood will be tested again for antibodies in week 27 of the pregnancy. This time the laboratory also determines whether your child is Rhesus D negative or positive.

If you are Rhecus-c negative, your body may also make antibodies against your child's blood. There is no injection to prevent that. That is why the laboratory examines in week 27 of the pregnancy whether your body is making antibodies.

To Do this week

  • Be aware of the movements of your child

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Recognizing movements
30 weeks

Physical control

Your belly is getting heavier and can get in your way.

If you are thinking about breastfeeding, you can register for a breastfeeding info evening. Send an email to the assistant at info@belle-vie.nl or call on working days between 08.30 - 16.30 on +31 73 5210764

32 weeks

Growth ultrasound

The growth ultrasound is an medical ultrasound to check whether your baby is growing well. This ultrasound is performed to determine whether your baby is growing too slowly or too fast. Even if you have an increased risk of having a baby that is too big or too small, you will be offered this ultrasound to check the growth.

33 weeks

Birth plan

You can write down your wishes and expectations regarding your pregnancy and delivery in your personal care plan. This document is intended for you, your partner and your care giver. We accompany you with this plan by asking specific questions about the different phases during your pregnancy, delivery and the maternity period. This plan makes is possible for you and your partner to go through the pregnancy process together. Maybe there are things you haven't given a thought yet? Or are you thinking competely different about somethings? It's all possible and normal. 

With a birth care plan it will become clear what you think and what's important in the next  coming months. It's easy if you take it with you every appointment.

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Birth Care Plan
35 weeks

Physical control

At each check-up, the midwife controles whether your child is growing sufficiently. She also listens to your child's heartbeat. The position is assessed and in the last few weeks she checks whether the baby is descending properly into the pelvis.
Your own blood pressure will also be measured.

37 weeks

Preparing for your maternity week

The pregnancy and maternity period might be a chaotic time to you. Proper preparations may remove any uncertainty and fear. Which makes it easier to relax during the delivery.

Raise the bed

Both for an at home delivery and for a outpatient delivery it's necessary that a raised bed is available from 37 weeks on. This bed is also necesssary during the maternity period.

This can be either a single or double bed. The ideal height is 80 cm. A box spring is often still too low. You can use bed risers or crates (no extra mattresses).

During the delivery we work on your right side, it is advisable to protect this mattress sufficiently against amniotic fluid and blood.

39 weeks

The home stretch

It is important that you start the delivery well rested. Ask the midwife any questions you still have during the check-ups.


Always set up

  • Maternity package in the box in the bedroom (or within reach)
  • Place the mattress protector under the fitted sheet
  • Two buckets with a roll of large garbage bags
  • Flee bag to take with you to the hospital containing:
  • Clothes you want to wear during the delivery
  • Clothes for after the delivery
  • A set of clothes for the baby (incl. shawl/jacket for outside)
  • Camera + charger
  • Energizing snacks/dextro energy/lip balm etc.
  • Pregnancy envelope containing your proof of identity and the (recent) JBZ pass
  • Maternity file
  • (night) clothing and stuff for 1 night for the partner


Set up for a at home delivery

  • Standing lamp that you can aim
  • At least eight hydrophilic diapers
  • Metal pitchers and pitcher bags
  • During the delivery it must be possible to heat the room
41 weeks

Overdue

Apparently your baby is having a great time in your tummy and has decided to stay there a little longer than the due date. This is nothing to worry about. About half of all babies are born after their due date. Usually this is not harmful to your baby or to you.

Coördinating care provider

You will get to know all the midwives during the consultation hours. You may ask your questions to all of us. One of the midwives of our team will be your coördinating care provider. She will go through the first oriëntation interview with you and she is your point of contact during your pregnancy. 

Sometimes a pregnancy doesn't go as expected and sometimes there are other home factors at play. You can ask your coördinating care provider for an appointment. She collects all your healthcare data and if needed discusses consults with other healthcare providers.  Togheter you will draw up a care path.

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Belle Vie's birth plan supported me greatly during my delivery

Emma Janssen

Feeling the baby

As the pregnancy progresses, you will consciously feel the movements of your child.

From 26 weeks on you need the feel your baby moving every day.  These movements in your stomach are not only fun and pleasant to feel, they also have an important function. When the baby moves, he/she feels comfortable in your tummy. It's a good thing to set aside some time every day to get to know your child's movement pattern.

Is your baby moving less than your used to? This might be a signal that something is wrong. It's important to always contact us, even when you're in doubt. We can then assess whether an extra check is necessary.

Always contact us directly when:

  • The baby didn't move for one day: don't wait until the next day.
  • The baby is moving less during the day.

Frequently asked questions

NIPT-test

When you are pregnant. It's possible to be tested to see if your unborn baby has a disorder or a physical abnormality. This is called prenatal screening research.

There are two types of screening tests:

  1. Screening for Down syndrome, Edwards' syndrome and Patau’s syndrome: the NIPT non-invasive prenatal test.
  2. Screening for physical abnormalities: the 13- week ultrasound and the 20-week ultrasound.

It’s entirely up to you to decide whether or not you want to take these screening tests. 

What do I need to take to the NIPT-test?

If you decided to have the NIPT-test done, you need to take with you:
• The NIPT application form which you received form us.
• Your ID and your patient card from the JBZ (Jeroen Bosch Hospital).
• You have to pay in advance. Instructions are written on the NIPT application form. Take your payement receipt to the laboratory.
• Your digital code forvpricking routine pregnancy blood.

Important: You need to make an appointment to get blood drawn. 

Register

Do you live in Rosmalen, Groote Wielen, Hintham, Berlicum, Middelrode, Geffen, Nuland or Vinkel? We support you with a delivery at home as well as a delivery at the Jeroen Bosch Hospital or the Hospital Bernhoven. 

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