Midwifery Centre NOVA Amsterdam

Pregnant! Congratulations!

A special time for every expectant parent. A lot is happening in the next nine months. It is a time of blessing, hope, uncertainty, care, pride and growth. We are here to give you the best possible care during this special period. We have a close collaboration between midwives and gynaecologists in the OLVG Oost. Women without expected complications during pregnancy, but also women with need of additional medical care during pregnancy, are welcome at our practice. From your intake to the day your baby is born our midwives carry the responsibility of a fitting plan of care for your pregnancy together with you.

Your needs and desires are most important for us in that period.

We have several locations where we can do your consultations. To make sure that you can have your checks as close to your home as possible. We have locations in Amsterdam Oost, Esplanade de Meer, Diemen, IJburg and Zeeburgereiland.

We are here for you!

Practice

At Verloskundecentrum Nova Amsterdam you know that you will be supervised by an enthusiastic, diverse and committed team of midwives. To make sure you don’t see too many different faces, we have a fixed team per location. …Click here to read more

Pregnancy

Pregnant. New life. A special time for every expectant parent. A lot happens. Feelings of happiness, hope, uncertainty, care, pride and growth… Click here to read more

Ultrasound

During an ultrasound we look at the shape, location and size of your baby. The ultrasound machine translates sound waves into images. Making an ultrasound is not harmful for your baby …Read more

Delivery

Your delivery is an exciting, very personal and unforgettable event. Whether you give birth at home or in hospital. With or without medical devices. The most important thing for us is that you give birth the way you want…. Read more

Postnatal Period

After childbirth follows the maternity week. A period of getting to know each other and forming a family. We support you in this together with the maternity nurse… Read more

Contraception

Anyone can contact the Nova Obstetrics Centre for advice and prescription of contraception and the placement of coils. For this you do not have to give birth (with us)…. Read more

Pregnancy in 42 weeks

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  • 5

    Week 5

    Baby size:as big as orange kernel
    Development: the blood circulation is formed and the beginning of the organs. Around this time, the baby's heart begins to beat.

    Probably now you find out that you are pregnant. You should have your period, maybe you have some symptoms as well. You take a pregnancy test and... positive! What to do now?
    - Join a midwife
    - Have you already started with pholic acid ? If not, it's a good idea to start with this.
    - It is important to pay close attention to your nutrition, not to drink alcohol and to stop smoking.
    - Would you like to help other women get pregnant? Take a look at Mothers for Mothers.

  • 8

    Week 8

    Baby size: a small raspberry, slightly larger than 1cm
    Development: Most organs are developed by the end of the week. Hands and feet begin to take shape and the baby already starts to move a lot.

    Around this time you will have your first appointment with us. This could be an early echo or vitality echo. This is followed by a first meeting and conversation with the midwife about prenatal testing. To read in:
    - Early and vitality echo
    - NIPT

  • 10

    Week 10

    Baby size: a strawberry, between 3 and 4cm
    Development: The bones begin to develop and the arms and legs become more defined.

    With 10 weeks there will be another appointment with us. This time to determine the due date with an ultrasound. After this there will also be another interview with the midwife, this time to go through the intake.
    - Terminal echo
    - Intake
    - After the intake it is also good to register at a maternity care agency. This feels early, but important to have arranged on time!

1e Trismester

0.4kg - 2.0kg
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  • 16

    Week 16

    Baby size: a small avocado, between 10 and 11 cm
    Development:The eyes begin to work and it is possible for the baby to hear sounds from outside.

    At 16 weeks you will come back to us for a check-up. Here we will discuss blood results and listen to the heart for the first time! The next check-up with us is a little further in the future because the 20-week ultrasound is coming up.
    - 20-weeks ultrasound control.
    - with 16 weeks it is possible to find out the sex of the baby, this can be done by a pretecho, also called sex determination-echo .
    . - In Amsterdam the childcare is the busiest. Even though it seems early, if you want to make use of the childcare facilities later on, you should also take a closer look.

  • 22

    Week 22

    Baby size: a red bell pepper, about 28cm
    Development: The senses begin to develop more and more and the grip in the hands becomes stronger and stronger. You will feel the baby move more and more.

    At 22 weeks you'll come back for a check-up after 6 weeks. You have had the 20-week ultrasound and we will discuss it. You will also get an explanation about the 22-week prick.
    - Read about the cough vaccination and see where you can get it
    . - Around this time it is also good to start orientating on pregnancy courses, for example swimming, yoga, pilates or just a preparation course.
    - If you are not married, it is good to also arrange the
    recognition
    .

  • 30

    Week 30

    Baby size: about similar to a broccoli, around 41cm
    Development:The baby's brain is growing rapidly and is getting more of the appearance as we know it. The brain and new fat cells ensure that the baby's temperature is maintained. Because of this, a soft layer of down disappears from the skin.

    With week 27 it will be important to pay attention to the baby's movements. This should make you feel good every day. Around this time it is also important to think about the delivery.
    - Around this time the maternity care will contact you for an intake. In this intake your wishes for the maternity week will be discussed.

2e Trismester

2.0kg - 8.0kg
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  • 33

    Week 33

    Baby size: a small bottle squash, around 43cm
    Development: The baby's immune system starts to work. The baby also drinks a lot of amniotic fluid around this time. The movements of the baby can feel sharper around this time.

    Around 33 weeks you come to us for a longer check-up of half an hour. In this conversation we will discuss the delivery plan with you, discuss the call instructions regarding the delivery and you will be invited for the information evening.
    - Write your delivery plan around this time
    - Sign up for our information evening about the delivery
    . - Sign up for the breastfeeding course at the practice
    . - Go through the call instructions

    Baby size: a small bottle squash, around 43cm
    Development: The baby's immune system starts to work. The baby also drinks a lot of amniotic fluid around this time. The movements of the baby can feel sharper around this time.

    Around 33 weeks you come to us for a longer check-up of half an hour. In this conversation we will discuss the delivery plan with you, discuss the call instructions regarding the delivery and you will be invited for the information evening.
    - Write your delivery plan around this time
    - Sign up for our information evening about the delivery
    . - Sign up for the breastfeeding course at the practice
    . - Go through the call instructions

  • 36

    Week 36

    Baby size: as big as a head of romaine lettuce, about 47cm
    Development:Most organs are well functioning and developed around this deadline. The nutritional system still needs some further development. Around this time we want the baby to be in the right position and it may be that the baby is already descending more.

    If you haven't taken leave before, now is when your maternity leave starts. The last preparations start before the baby arrives.
    - Have you already received your stall package?
    - Is your
    childbag ready yet?

  • 40

    Week 40

    as a small pumpkin, between 48 and 56cm.
    Development: the baby is ready to be born. The layer of skin smear is getting less and less.

    The due date has been reached! The baby can be born any moment and that is very exciting! Maybe you have already had contractions, maybe you still feel top fit. The checks with us will now follow a little faster. We are also going to talk about what the next two weeks will look like.
    - Read the serotinity leaflet
    here.

*units in weeks

3e Trismester

8.0kg - 13.6kg
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