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Government website RIVM-corona

 

Measures to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus COVID-19

By coughing and sneezing, a person transmits the virus through his nose, throat or lungs. The virus gets into the air through small droplets. If other people inhale these droplets or transfer them via their hands in their mouth, nose or eyes, for example, they can become infected with the virus. 

What you can do to prevent the spread of COVID-19:

  • Wash your hands with soap regularly.
  • Keep a distance of 1.5 meter of eachother
  • Cough and sneeze on the inside of your elbow.
  • Use paper tissues
  • Stay at home with symptoms of the common cold or flu
  • Limit social contacts

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Coronavirus  (COVID 19)

*Update Coronavirus*    

 

 

From September 25, many Corona measures have been changed.

We have some advice, because not all pregnant women are vaccinated (yet):

  • Do you have Corona-related complaints: have yourself tested and consult with us before you come to the midwifery centre!
  • It is nice if you still come alone or with your partner, to appointments or ultrasounds as much as possible, so that we limit the number of people in the waiting areas.
  • For children, we would like to ask you not to take your childeren to the midwifery centre yet (if there is no other option, it is of course allowed, keep your child(ren) on your lap or on a chair next to you as much as possible).
  • Due to the type of examination, no children are allowed to be present at the prenatal screening ultrasounds at 13 weeks and 20 weeks and you may sometimes be asked to wear a face mask.

In this way we can ensure that we remain careful for all pregnant women during this last phase. Thank you!

VACCINATIONS: RIVM advice: all pregnant women can get vaccinated with Moderna and Pfizer!

Vaccination during pregnancy
Pregnant women are more likely to become seriously ill from the corona virus than non-pregnant women. Pregnant women with an underlying disease (such as diabetes or heart and lung disease) are especially at higher risk. Therefore, the advice for all pregnant women is to vaccinate. We now know that 90,000 pregnant women in the United States have been vaccinated with the mRNA vaccines from Pfizer-BioNtech and Moderna. No serious side effects have been reported.

All pregnant women are therefore advised - to be vaccinated, preferably with an mRNA vaccine. You can read more information on the RIVM website

Protection of baby after mother vaccination
Newborn babies are protected against infectious diseases by the antibodies they receive from their mothers through the placenta. These antibodies slowly disappear in the months after birth. We do not yet know whether this is also the case for the antibodies after corona vaccination, but that seems plausible.

Fertility, IVF Treatment and Vaccination
Vaccination does not affect fertility and placental formation. This is evident from the studies (so-called toxicity studies) that have been carried out by all vaccine manufacturers.

Breastfeeding and vaccination
There is no evidence that the vaccine passes into breast milk and can reach the child through breast milk.

No effect on the pill or other contraceptives
Vaccines do not affect the effectiveness of the pill or other contraceptives. And conversely, the pill or other contraceptives do not affect the effectiveness of the vaccine.

  

Childbirth

  • FEVER/COUGH/TESTED POSITIVE?  If you call us for labour, always mention if you have any  complaints,  fever or proven  Covid-positive. Measure your temperature before you call, we than will decide if we need protective clothing. This also applies to your partner!
  • MOUTH MASK: The midwife will sometimes wear a mouth mask during your delivery. If  you or your partner have (mild) complaints, wearing a mouth mask is necessary.

 

Urgency

Emergency and delivery care will of course always continue, so just call us if you have any questions or complaints. The midwife is always there for you and will work with you to assess whether an extra check-up is necessary.
You can ALWAYS call with questions or concerns!

Here is a list of events in which you have to call us during your pregnancy or delivery: 

06-107 209 08 (team Pink)      or      06 301 551 21 (team Blue):

  • Vaginal blood loss
  • Vaginal fluid loss/broken membranes
  • Fever higher than 38 Celsius, measured rectally
  • Pain in your belly and/or back that comes and goes if you are not 37 weeks pregnant yet.
  • If you do not feel the baby move as you know it or not at all and you have passed 26 weeks pregnancy.
  • If you are vomiting and at risk of dehydration

General information about the delivery in Maxima Medisch centrum in english : 

Maxima Medisch Centrum, delivery information ENG

 

Online Pregnancy courses

Due to high demand for English online maternity courses:

 

We hope this has given you enough information about the measures. You can always call the office or send us an email with question(s). 

 

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