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    Coronavirus update March 27th

    Dear client and partner,

    The national organization of midwives (KNOV) has issued strict regulations for obstetric care during the corona crisis. Every midwifery practice in the Netherlands is bound to these regulations.  
    Every day the situation is reevaluated and things can change. Please also check our website (news) and social media (Facebook: Midwifery Practice Eindhoven), so that you stay informed about the latest developments.

    Consultation hour
    If you have an appointment at our practice one of the following weeks, then you will receive a phone call from the midwife in the days prior to your scheduled appointment. Between 16-27 weeks of pregnancy check-ups are not medically necessary and are not being done.
    Check-ups that are being done, we try to keep as short as possible. This means that we will only check your blood pressure and the growth of the baby. Any questions will be answered by phone.
    We ask you to come to your appointment alone and that you don’t bring your partner or children.
    Of course the use of Facetime, for example during an ultrasound, is allowed.
    Only medically necessary ultrasound appointments will continue.
    Non-essential appointments like fun ultrasounds and the placement of an IUD will be canceled.
    Centering Pregnancy sessions are being canceled. We will schedule an individual appointment for you, if necessary. At the moment we are looking at possibilities to replace the Centering Pregnancy sessions by meetings online.
    Blood tests at Diagnostiek voor U are only done by appointment (040-2141202) and only at one of the main locations.
    Do you have a cold, are you coughing or do you have a fever? Tell us when we call you prior to your appointment. Together we will see if we need to reschedule your appointment.

    Delivery
    The choice for a delivery at home or in the hospital remains. Fortunately at this moment there is no capacity problem in the hospitals in our region. If you are reconsidering the place of birth because of the situation then we will discuss this with you.
    When you are in labor, for the time being only one person can accompany you to the hospital. There are no other persons allowed, not in the hallway or anywhere else in the hospital. It is not allowed to have people visiting you in the hospital right after birth. If you have to stay in the hospital longer, then the rules of the hospital apply.
    Do you or your partner have a cold, are you coughing or do you have a fever at the moment the delivery starts? Please tell us in time so we can take our precautions.

    Postpartum period
    The check-ups in the first week after birth will be done by phone as much as possible. Of course we will visit you if necessary. The maternity care organizations ask you not to have visitors when the maternity nurse is in your house.
    The heel prick (blood test) of your child will be done as usual. The hearing test will be postponed.
    Do you or your partner have a cold, are you coughing or do you have a fever in the first week after birth? Please tell us and your maternity care organization.

    In general
    The same advice applies to pregnant women as to non-pregnant women. So keep an eye on the news and follow the general guidelines of the RIVM (
    www.rivm.nl also in English).

    All midwifery practices in our region are doing their very best to keep the chance of contamination and spreading of the virus as small as possible. We have agreed to help each other in case midwives get sick.

    We realize that we are asking a lot of you at the moment. All measures are being taken to keep everybody as healthy as possible. But it is not the way we would like to guide you through this special period in your life.
    We want to thank you for your understanding and the support we have already received from you. Together we hope that this crisis will pass soon.

    Of course you can still reach us 24/7. Don’t hesitate to call us with your questions and worries. We will see you or visit you if necessary.

    Coronavirus

    As you know the coronavirus has also reached the Netherlands. Because of this we will be extra alert within our practice and we will take the necessary precautions. This means for example that for the upcoming weeks, besides the regular hygiene measures, we won't shake hands.
     
    If you have a fever (38,0 or higher measured rectally) of respiratory symptoms (coughing or shortness of breath) ánd for the past two weeks you have been to a country/region where the coronavirus is widespread ór you have been in contact with a coronaviruspatient, then contact your GP and us by phone.
     
    Follow the latest information about the coronavirus through the website of the RIVM (in English and Chinese).
     
    The RIVM tells us that at this moment there are no indications that the coronavirus doesn't cause a miscarriage or congenital abnormalities. 
     
    02-03-2020

    Vaccination against whooping cough (the '22-week vaccination')

    As of December 16th all pregnant women are offered a vaccination against whooping cough at 22 weeks pregnancy. As a result of this vaccination baby's are protected against whooping cough from the moment they are born. 

    In Eindhoven the vaccination is offered by Zuidzorg. On their website you can read how to get the vaccination. 

    New: IUD at Midwifery Practice Eindhoven

    Starting from June 2019 it is possible to have an intra-uterine device (birthcontrol) placed at Midwifery Practice Eindhoven. We take care of the prescription, placing of the IUD and the check-up by ultrasound. Everybody is welcome, also if you are not a former client of ours.
    Feel free to contact us for more information. 

    Whooping cough vaccination for pregnant women

    (30-03-2018)
    Whooping cough (pertussis) can be a serious illness for young babies. To protect young babies against whooping cough, pregnant women can have themselves vaccinated. In 2015 the Health Council advised vaccination of pregnant women against whooping cough, but this has not been implemented yet. However, we have started already to actively inform clients about the possibility of the vaccination. You can get the vaccin through your GP of through the GGD (Municipal Health Service).

    Contact

    The practice can be reached 24 hours a day by calling 06-28069584
     
    Verloskundige praktijk Kinderrijk Meerhoven

    SGE Meerhoven
    Meerwater 27
    5658 LP Eindhoven

    Midwifery practice Eindhoven
    SGE International
    Strijp-S Videolab 4.042 - Torenallee 20
    5617 BC Eindhoven

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    Office hours

    Our office hours are from monday till friday, also in the evening.
    We can make ultrasounds at our own practice.

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