Corona & Pregnancy
The scientific studies so far still indicate that COVID-19 expresses similarly during pregnancy as it does outside of pregnancy, and that the risks to the baby have so far been minimal. And based on the current knowledge, there is no increased risk of miscarriage or birth defects attributable to an infection with the novel coronavirus.
What can you do to prevent the spread of Coronavirus and protect yourself:
1) Wash your hands regularly (20 sec)
2) Keep distance 1,5 meter
3) Cough or sneeze in a (always new) tissue paper or in the inside of your elbow
4) When you have symptoms (fever, respiratory complaints such as coughing, common cold, sneezing, shortness of breath) please don’t visit the practice and stay home from work.
“We are here for you 24/7”
Prenatal check-ups during Corona (from 28 of June 2021)
• The partners are welcome again to the pregnancy check ups at the practice.
• All check-ups will take place at our practice again. Also the longer appointments like the intake (first appointment), when we speak about your birth-preferences or the check up 6 weeks after the birth.
• Wearing a facemask is no longer obligated in our waiting area.
• Don’t come to our practice if you have a cold, cough, have a fever of don’t feel well, and contact our assistant.
Below the schedule as we follow it now:
• First meeting: check-up at the practice
• Term ultrasound: ultrasound center (Echo Amsterdam)
• Information on prenatal testing: by telephone
• 11 or 12 weeks: bloodsampling for pregnancy bloods and the possibility to do NIPT at SHO in the Echocenter
• 13- 16 weeks: check-up at the practice
• 19-21 weeks: ultrasound at the ultrasound center + check-up at the practice
• 24 weeks: check-up at the practice
• 27 weeks: check-up at the practice
• 30 weeks: check-up at the practice
• 33 weeks: check-up at the practice
• Discussing the birth-plan: check-up at the practice
• 35 weeks: check-up at the practice
• 37 weeks: check-up at the practice
• 39 weeks: check-up at the practice
• 40 weeks: check-up at the practice
• 41 weeks: home check-up/stripping
Partners and children
We welcome you again together to the check-ups.
Location South and Badhoevedorp
South – Team Yellow: The checks will take place at the agreed location, including in the South.
Badhoevedorp – Team Red: The checks will take place at the agreed location, including in Badhoevedorp.
Echo Amsterdam (from the 28th of June 2021)
• All scans can take place again.
• Also scans at your own request.
• Your partner can come. It’s max. you + one.
• Wearing a facemask is no longer obligated.
• Please don’t bring children.
• Don’t come to our practice if you have a cold, cough, have a fever of don’t feel well, and contact the assistant of Echo Amsterdam.
Corona and giving birth
The partner is allowed to attend during the process of labour and birth. However in half of the Amsterdam hospitals no extra person is allowed to attend. During a homebirth with us however, an extra person is allowed. In OLVG an extra person, like a doula, is allowed. Offcourse if that person has no symptoms.
““We are very happy and impressed with the Dutch healthcare system for pregnancy and birth””
Corona and the maternity bed
We will do one maternity visit at home again. The other visits we do, as we have recently done, by telephone or via video consultation, unless of course there is a special reason to come visit you at home.
COVID-19 vaccin and pregnancy
The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are mRNA vaccines. Based on research data done until now, there is no reason to assume that the use of these vaccines would be harmful during pregnancy. There is no data or information about the long term effects.
For the advice about the vaccin in pregnancy we refer you to the RIVM website.
Women who are vaccinated during pregnancy can take part in Mothers of Tomorrow. They conduct research on the safety of vaccinations and medicines during pregnancy. You can sign up to take part via www.moedersvanmorgen.nl.