Our extra’s

More than a midwife practice

  • Personal care in a small team of 3 midwifes
  • Free early ultrasound for every client around 8 weeks
  • Digital meeting with one of our midwifes to meet our practice and way of working
  • More time in Centering Pregnancy sessions (2hrs)
  • Or: regular pregnancy care with 20 min. consults (7-10x)
  • Ultrasounds in our own practice
  • In addition to pregnancy care we offer ultrasounds, physiotherapy, acupuncture, reflexology and a coach / psychologist
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Dutch midwifery system

I’m pregnant, what to expect?

In the Netherlands we do not see pregnant women as ‘sick’. We approach pregnancy from the perspective that you are ‘healthy & pregnant’. If it turns out that this is not the case (anymore), you may come under the care of a gynecologist in the hospital. Until then, as a healthy pregnant woman, you are under the care of a midwife. Midwives are often self-employed and work independently and autonomously. Midwives, like general practitioners, are trained to fulfill a gatekeeper function. As a result, pregnancy and childbirth do not enter the medical circuit unnecessarily.

The advantages of the Dutch obstetric system

Your obstetrician is often close to home and is easily accessible.
Relatively few (unnecessary) interventions are performed during pregnancy and childbirth in the Netherlands.
You can choose where you want to give birth: at home or in the hospital.

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Vision

Personal care

We work in 2 small teams and consciously have fewer pregnant women under care. This way we can really take the time for you and move along with your wishes. In addition, you will receive extra attention and support from us in the Centering Pregnancy process. Under the guidance of your midwife, you will meet other mothers and you will have a much greater role in your own care process.

Of course you are also welcome for regular pregnancy care instead of Centering Pregnancy. After the intake, we offer an average of 7-10 consultations of 20 minutes, up to your delivery (with the exception of ultrasounds).

your pregnancy program

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1. positive test
2. free early ultrasound | 8 weeks
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3. intake (45 min) | 8/9 weeks
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4. your gestational age ultrasound | around 11 weeks
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5. NIPT | from 10 weeks
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6. 13-weeks ultrasound (location West) | around 13 weken
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7a. start Centering Pregnancy sessions | between 12 en 17 weeks
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7b. or: regular pregnancy care
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8. 20-weeks ultrasound (location West) | around 19-20 weken
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9. position ultrasound | 34-36 weeks
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10. gathering Centering Pregnancy | few weeks after giving birth
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1. positive test
2. free early ultrasound | 8 weeks
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3. intake (45 min) | 8/9 weeks
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4. your gestational age ultrasound | around 11 weeks
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5. NIPT | from 10 weeks
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6. 13-weeks ultrasound (location West) | around 13 weken
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7a. start Centering Pregnancy sessions | between 12 en 17 weeks
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7b. or: regular pregnancy care
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8. 20-weeks ultrasound (location West) | around 19-20 weken
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9. position ultrasound | 34-36 weeks
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10. gathering Centering Pregnancy | few weeks after giving birth
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1. positive test

After you have registered via the website, the assistant will contact you by telephone. As a welcome gift, all our clients are offered a free early ultrasound around 8 weeks. In addition, we will schedule an intake and you will receive an invitation to Meeting amstermam. During this online introduction you will get to know our practice and we will share information and tips for the best start of your pregnancy. This introduction is held by one of our midwives.

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2. free early ultrasound | 8 weeks

As a welcome gift, we offer all our clients a free early ultrasound around 8 weeks. An experienced sonographer checks whether the heart is beating. If possible, we schedule this ultrasound during the intake.

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3. intake (45 min) | 8/9 weeks

You and your partner will be welcomed by a midwife from your team. Prior to this appointment, you will fill in a questionnaire, so we can prepare ourselves and there is time to get to know each other and answer all your questions. During the intake, you and the midwife will draw up a suitable care plan for the coming months.

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4. your gestational age ultrasound | around 11 weeks

At amstermam you get all your ultrasounds in your own trusted practice. Between 9 and 12 weeks we determine your gestational age by means of a term ultrasound. Based on your term of pregnancy, you will – if desired – also be placed in a Centering Pregnancy group, together with mothers in the same phase as your pregnancy.

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5. NIPT | from 10 weeks

If desired, you can opt for a NIPT (non-invasive prenatal test). This test is a blood test and will not harm the baby. In a lab, your blood is examined whether there are indications of Down’s, Edwards’ or Patau’s syndrome. During Meeting amstermam (which you followed online earlier) we share information about prenatal testing so that you can make an appropriate choice with the help of your midwife. You can also discuss this during the intake.

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6. 13-weeks ultrasound (location West) | around 13 weken

Between 12+3 and 14+3 weeks you can (if desired) have a 13-week ultrasound made (ETSEO). During this medical ultrasound, it is checked whether your child has any physical abnormalities. If you have a Dutch health insurance, costs of this are reimbursed.

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7a. start Centering Pregnancy sessions | between 12 en 17 weeks

After your term ultrasound, the Centering Pregnancy sessions will start. Because we opt for these group sessions, we can offer you more time and attention than with traditional consultations. With every session you also get a 1-on-1 moment with the midwife. Together with (future) mothers with the same gestational age, you will meet about 10 times. And you will receive many extras in addition to regular maternity care.

Session 1-4: every 4 weeks, 2 hours
Session 5-9 every 2 weeks, 2 hours

Session 10-14 if not giving birth yet: weekly 1 hour

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7b. or: regular pregnancy care

Do you opt for standard pregnancy care? Then you have (apart from the ultrasounds)  7-10 contact moments of 20 minutes. These moments are around 17, 23/24, 27, 30, 33, 35, 37, 39-41 weeks.

We aim to provide a permanent midwife from your team for up to about 30 weeks. From 30 weeks onwards, we aim to meet the other midwives in the team.

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8. 20-weeks ultrasound (location West) | around 19-20 weken

Between 19 and 21 weeks you can have a 20-week ultrasound (SEO). During this medical ultrasound, the health of your baby will be assessed. If you have a Dutch health insurance, costs of this are reimbursed.

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9. position ultrasound | 34-36 weeks

During this ultrasound we check whether the baby is lying with the head or buttocks down. If you have a Dutch health insurance, costs of this are reimbursed.

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10. gathering Centering Pregnancy | few weeks after giving birth

After the birth of your baby, there is a final session with your Centering Pregnancy mother group. So nice to see each other again with babies!

Meeting amstermam

Would you like to meet us?

Are you curious whether we are a match or do you want to know more about our unique maternity care? Register without obligation for the online introduction Meeting amstermam. During this online session you will meet one of our midwives, our practice and we will share information and tips for the best start of your pregnancy.

Get advice or treatments at amstermam

At our location in West, in addition to maternity care and all types of ultrasounds, you can also contact us for other treatments or advice. Before, during & after your pregnancy.

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psychologie & coach

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What clients think about amstermam

Why our pregnancy care is beyond the traditional care

Aakriti B.

Rianne and her team run a lovely midwife practice. As an expat, they were always very accommodating in explaining to me how things worked in Netherlands during child birth. I would highly recommend amstermam to everybody.

Silvia G.

Thank you all! You were there for me in my two pregnancies and I am blessed and thankful that I had you! I had always a lot of attention and each one of you is special and meaningful for me. See you again in my next pregnancy!

Justine L.

Amstermam has been so wonderful to our little family. We were looking forward to seeing the team every time we had an appointment. Most of the time we had a consult with Esma, very talented midwife and a magical human being. Always a pleasure to see her. Veerle was lovely as well. Rianne and Esma both took part in our birth, and we couldn’t have wished for better support. So impressed by the amount of knowledge and human skills those ladies have.
Thanks to them we had a stress free pregnancy, and avoided a cesarean. They made sure our birth plan was respected.
Looking forward to having a second baby just to hang out again !

Lia V.

Het hele team heeft veel persoonlijke aandacht voor je. Zowel tijdens de consulten als tijdens de bevalling nemen ze echt de tijd voor je en kun je alles aan ze kwijt. Ze luisteren goed naar je wensen en handelen hier naar. Ook geven ze complete informatie over wat relevant is voor jouw termijn. Tot slot vond ik de kennisoverdracht binnen het team erg fijn. Het maakte niet uit wie je voor je had, ze waren goed op de hoogte van wat er speelde. Je hoefde dingen dus niet elke keer opnieuw te vertellen/herhalen. Zeker een aanrader!

Sara B.

They are caring, punctual about appointment and check up, fast in taking action especially arranging with hospital, good listeners and they never force moms to take any actions that they don’t want. They have their points in suggesting manner.

Shandra S.

I would definitely recommend amstermam to all expecting mothers. A very nice midwifery practice, very open, sincere. Nice girls, nice team. Every appointment closed with a good feeling. Always very good help, the girls are very involved. They give you a very nice warm, homely feeling. Had a great birth with Veerle. She gave me a lot of confidence during the delivery and especially a lot of space. A birth where I could give my own input. I couldn’t wish for a better delivery.

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Are you ready to join us?

We are at your side with love and knowledge, from a positive test to after your delivery.

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