News

Here you can find all the news about our practice.

Information about Corona virus (COVID-19), 30-9-2020

Because of the rising corona numbers we have some new control measures:

-Our assistant Karin will NOT be at the practice on Wednesdays. She can be reached by phone from 9.00-12.30. It is not possible to weigh your baby on Wednesdays.
-During office hours, your partner is welcome to attend the first appointment (intake) and the appointment for information about the delivery. Please come the rest of the checks alone. Don't bring your child(ren) of other people. If the waiting room becomes too full, we ask your partner to wait outside until your appointment starts. 

Samira Alvarez Sardella, midwife from Brazil. Samira is trained by us in the Dutch midwifery system for 6 months.


My name is Samira. I'm a midwife from Brazil. I graduated as a midwife in São Paulo, Brazil in 2013 and moved to Amsterdam in 2018. I have now learned the language and would like to work as a midwife in the Netherlands. In Brazil I worked as a midwife in a hospital and for the next 6 months I will be trained in the Dutch midwifery system.
In my opinion, pregnancy, delivery and childbirth are natural and physiological processes that should be treated that way. Every woman is unique and has different needs and wishes. I listen carefully to these wishes to provide safe and customized care. We work together so that you have a positive experience during pregnancy, delivery and postpartum.
I work under supervision at the Van der Hoopstraat practice. You can meet me during consultation hours, delivery or postpartum. I look forward to meeting you!

BIG registration: 99925738703

Information about Corona virus (COVID-19), 28-6-2020

Our assistant works from the practice. 

Office hours:
-Your partner, children or other people are welcome if they have no fever/cough or other symptoms. If the waiting room becomes too full, we ask them to wait outside until your appointment starts.
-We will ask you to wash your hands on entry.
-During the talk, we will stay 1,5 meters apart.
-If you experience a fever, cough or other symptoms, don't come to the practice but please e-mail or call us beforehand so we can make a plan how to do the checkup. 

Birth: 
In the OLVG West and the OLVG Oost it is possible to bring a third person with you during birth. This differs per hospital. 

Postpartum care:
We  try to do more home visits after birth. How often depends on how you all are doing and what you would prefer. 

Information about Corona virus (COVID-19), 8-5-2020

Our assistant Karin works from home. She can be reached by phone in the morning, but is NOT present at the practice. It is therefore not possible to weigh your baby for the time being.

During the outbreak of the Corona virus, we will of course continue to provide care to all our pregnant women. We do have to take some control measures. We follow government recommendations from RIVM and KNOV/NVOG/NVK.

Any updates will be shared with you as soon as possible. Please see our website for updates.

If you are worried, we are always available, just as you are used to. We will then discuss with you whether an extra check is needed.

We will not shake your hand.
Toys/books/magazines will be removed from the waiting room.

If you have a fever>38° and have a cough or other symptoms, we urge you not to go directly to a midwife. Please call us first.

CHANGES FROM MAY 11, 2020: 
-The checkups are all at the practice, so no more checkups by phone.
-If your partner has no fever/cough or other symptoms, he or she is welcome to attend the first appointment (intake) and the appointment for information about the delivery. Please come to the rest of the checks alone, because otherwise we do not have the capacity in our waiting room to let everyone sit 1.5 meters apart. If the waiting room becomes too full, we ask your partner to wait outside until your appointment starts.
-We will ask you to wash your hands on entry.
-During the talk, we will stay 1,5 meters apart.
-If you experience a fever, cough or other symptoms, don't come to the practice but please e-mail or call us beforehand so we can make a plan how to do the checkup.

CHANGES FROM MAY 4, 2020:
Office hours: 
-We can start seeing you at the practice for the regular 20 minute checkups (so no more phone calls on the morning of your appointment). 
-There is still a reduced number of checkups and we will only be holding office hours at the van der Hoopstraat. 
-The  intake, the checkup around 24 weeks and the checkup around 33 weeks will be by telephone. 
-The check 6 weeks postpartum will by by telephone.
-We will ask you to wash your hands on entry.
-Please come to checks alone, don’t bring your husband or child.
-During the talk, we will stay 1,5 meters apart.
-If you experience a fever, cough or other symptoms, don't come to the practice but please e-mail or call us so we can make a plan how to do the checkup.

Checkups:
-8-10 weeks: intake by phone.
-+/-11 weeks: ultrasound at ultrasound center.
-12 weeks: blood pressure check.
-16 weeks: blood pressure, growth, heartbeat.
-20 weeks: ultrasound at ultrasound center.
-24 weeks: by phone.
-27 weeks: blood pressure, growth, heartbeat, bloodtest for Rhesus negative bloodtype.
-31 weeks: blood pressure, growth, heartbeat, iron check
-34 weeks: blood pressure, growth, heartbeat.
-36 weeks: blood pressure, growth, heartbeat. Information about birth.
-38 weeks: blood pressure, growth, heartbeat.
-40 weeks: blood pressure, growth, heartbeat. Information about being pregnant after 41-42 weeks.
-41 weeks: blood pressure, growth, heartbeat. 
-6 weeks postpartum check: by phone.

Birth:
We get a lot of questions whether it is still possible to deliver in the Bevalcentrum West/hospital without a medical indication. For now you don't have to worry about that. Only your partner can attend your birth and it is not allowed to receive visitors at the hospital. Consider a home birth if you have no indication to deliver in the hospital to limit contacts.
Are you going into labour and you or one of your roommates has a fever, cold or cough, we would like for you to tell us when you call us. We'll probably have to come to you in protective gear then.

Postpartum care:
We will visit you at home at least once. The rest of the postnatal checkups we do, if possible, by phone.  If you or one of your roommates develops a fever, cold or cough, we would like for you to call us about it.

 

UNTIL MAY 3 2020: 
Office hours:
-On the day of your appointment we will call you between 08:40 - 11:30 (we often call with an anonymous/private number). Please arrange that you are available to answer your phone. We will ask you how you are doing, give you information and answer all of your questions. We will also plan your next appointment (to keep physical contact at the practice to a minimum).
-We will reduce the number of checkups and will only be holding office hours on the van der Hoopstraat.
-The third checkup (around 24 weeks) will be by telephone. We will call you at the time of your appointment.
-The check 6 weeks postpartum will by by telephone. We will call you at the time of your appointment. 
-We will only perform a quick physical examination, blood pressure and baby’s heartbeat and growth.
-Please come to checks alone, don’t bring your husband or child.
-We will ask you to wash your hands on entry.
-If you experience a fever, cough or other symptoms, don't come to the practice but please e-mail or call us so we can make a plan how to do the checkup.

Checkups:
-8-10 weeks: intake by phone
-+/-11 weeks: ultrasound at ultrasound center
-12 weeks: blood pressure
-16 weeks: blood pressure, growth, heartbeat
-20 weeks: ultrasound at ultrasound center
-24 weeks: by phone
-27 weeks: blood pressure, growth, heartbeat, bloodtest for Rhesus negative bloodtype
-31 weeks: blood pressure, growth, heartbeat, iron check
-35 weeks: blood pressure, growth, heartbeat
-37 weeks: blood pressure, growth, heartbeat. After the check we give you information about birth by telephone at the agreed time.
-39 weeks: blood pressure, growth, heartbeat.
-40 weeks: blood pressure, growth, heartbeat
-41 weeks: blood pressure, growth, heartbeat. Before the check we give you information about being pregnant after 41-42 weeks.
-6 weeks postpartum check: by phone

Birth:
We get a lot of questions whether it is still possible to deliver in the Bevalcentrum West/hospital without a medical indication. For now you don't have to worry about that. Only your partner can attend your birth and it is not allowed to receive visitors at the hospital. Consider a home birth if you have no indication to deliver in the hospital to limit contacts.
Are you going into labour and you or one of your roommates has a fever, cold or cough, we would like for you to tell us when you call us.

Postpartum care:
Postnatal checkups we do, if possible, by phone. If you or one of your roommates develops a fever, cold or cough, we would like for you to call us about it.

We hope you understand this exceptional situation where we all need to make adjustments.
Be aware of your health and that of others, limit social contacts, and let's hope that this is all over soon!

Lead concentration in drinking water

It is possible to check the concentration of lead in your drinking water via this portal: https://www.water-lab.nl/

Contracts health insurance companies 2020

We have contracts with all health insurance companies in 2020. With the Zilveren Kruis-Achmea Group and with Menzis you can find us under Verloskundige Zorggroep Groot Amsterdam. With the other companies you can find us under our own name (Vroedvrouwenpraktijk van der Hoopstraat)

Replacement midwife Rodante van der Waal

From February 28, 2020, Rodante will join our team to help us during holidays, ilness or leave. 

I was born in 1992 in an appartement in Amsterdam West and four years later my brother was born in the same house. While my mother was concentrating on her contractions, I went for walks around the neighborhood with her best friend. I was nervous, not so much because of the birth, I had a lot of confidence in my mother, but because my important role in the birth of my brother would soon be revealed. I had worked for weeks on his birth announcement (the Dutch 'geboortekaartje') and now there was nothing left to do untill it would be mailed to friends and family, but to wait and run around in the streets.

Going on maternity visits and assisting home births in the same streets as where we grew up feels very special and very familiar - precisely that unique mix that also characterizes the period of pregnancy, birth and postpartum. Being a witness to this and to the cofidence, love and strength with which you give birth and become parents, makes the work as a midwife incredibly inspiring.

I find the same familiarity and inspiration with Sophie, Froukje and Samie, from whom I learned so much during my last internship and with whom I have stayed since then. Next to my job at the Van der Hoopstraat, I'm currently also working on a PhD at the University for Humanistic Studies in Utrecht on the philosophy of pregnancy and childbirth.

BIG registration: 29927242603

New replacement midwife: Rose Hilhorst

From December 1st, 2019, Rose will be working at our practice.

After pre-university education I traveled and lived in Thailand for a year. After returning, I studied pedagogy for a year. After which I subsequently enjoyed my midwifery training to learn this beautiful profession. During my education I also got to know healthcare in Sweden and I further studied care ethics. I like to incorporate these experiences into practice and my interest is also in the scientific research behind our profession. Through personal attention I like to tailor care to the needs of clients. I think it is a privilege to be able to be present during the special time from pregnancy up to and including childbirth and parenting. I look forward to meeting you in person. In addition to being a midwife, I like to work on further deepening my profession, playing football, running, walking and meeting with friends.

BIG registration: 09926626403 

Baby Café

We would like to invite you to our Baby Café! Every last Friday of the month, from 10.30 to 12.30! If you're pregnant or have just become a mother or father and would like to meet other (almost) parents? Then come to our monthly Baby Café!

A midwife from our practice will always be present to answer questions about pregnancy, breastfeeding and the first few weeks after the delivery. Furthermore we will invite a guest expert, for example a lactation consultant or a carry consultant who can tell about how to carry your child ergonomically. See our Facebookpage for actual information.

The following dates are (with reservation due to the corona virus):    
-October 30 (cancelled)
-November 27

Baby Café is held at 'Paviljoen van Beuningen', van Beuningenplein 21.
Baby Café is free, consumption is not. A reservation is not required.