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Ultrasound

At Kinderrijk Meerhoven we also do ultrasounds. Throughout the pregnancy there are a few times during which we will do an ultrasound of all pregnant women. If you are unwilling to have an ultrasound, this can of course be discussed.

Most of the ultrasounds can be done at our own practice. For the anomalyscan (19 weeks) the expertise and equipment of the ultrasound diagnosticians at Diagnostiek voor U are necessary. 

You can open, print and e-mail the pictures from the ultrasound to yourself through your digital ‘Orfeus’-records.

Important information

The ultrasounds that take place at our practice are done for the reasons described below. They are not primarily meant to check if your baby is healthy. If, however, during the ultrasound there are reasons to believe that there might be a problem with your baby, we can refer you to Diagnostiek voor U or a gynaecologist. 
When you do not wish to be informed about possible congenital defects of your baby, you need to think carefully whether you want to have an ultrasound or not.



It is fun to look at your baby, but an ultrasound is a medical test. Hence, the ultrasound requires a certain amount of concentration from the sonographer. That is why we ask you not to bring more than 2 people with you to the ultrasound en we prefer that you don’t bring children.

8 weeks: ultrasound intact pregnancy

The first ultrasound is meant to see if the baby’s heart beats. 
The ultrasound will be planned around 8 weeks, because if you look to early chances are there will be nothing to see yet.
An ultrasound made before 10 weeks will always be done through the vagina.

This ultrasound is covered by your insurance company.

10-11 weeks: ultrasound for due date

During the second ultrasound the due date of the child will be determined based on its growth. All children, regardless of race or sex, grow the same way during this period. As a result, the due date can be determined accurately.

This ultrasound is covered by your insurance company.

19 weeks: anomalyscan

During the 3rd ultrasound, at 19 weeks, the organs of your child are examined to see if they are developing normally. Thankfully, most children are healthy, but unfortunately some children have physical problems that can be serious. 
Sometimes the examination is unclear or it is suspected that there is a condition that later turns out not to be there. This can cause a lot of insecurity and worries.

It could be that you don’t want to know if your child has a congenital condition. In those cases it is wise not to have this ultrasound done. 
 

If you do want have this ultrasound done, we assume that you want to be completely informed of all findings. During the check-ups we will provide you with more information about this ultrasound and you can also read the brochure: 'Information on the anomaly scan'.
The anomalyscan is covered by your insurance company.

34 weeks: ultrasound for position baby

During this ultrasound the position of the child is examined. If the child is positioned well with its head down and, thus, in the correct position for the eventual birth. 
This ultrasound is covered by your insurance-company.

Other ultrasounds

Another reason why you might need an ultrasound during your pregnancy is, for example, blood loss, an extra check for the growth of your baby or when there is doubt about the position of the placenta.
If an extra ultrasound is done because of a medical reason than it is covered by your insurance company.

Fun-ultrasound

During your pregnancy several medical ultrasounds will be performed. However, a lot of pregnant women (and their loved ones) like looking at their baby a few extra times. That is why you can also make an appointment for a fun-ultrasound!

Contact

The practice can be reached 24 hours a day by calling 06-28069584
 
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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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