In the beginning of your pregnancy you will come about once a month for a check-up. This will increase in frequency until the end of your pregnancy when you will come once a week. At essentially all of your appointments you will see one of us. It may happen that due to our appointment schedule or your own schedule it may be more convenient to have your check-up with the blue duo.
If you do not have a medical indication then one of the midwives from Team 1 will provide the care during labor and delivery. This is the red or blue duo, so aside from Maria and Anne this is Thessa, Emma or Marike. Depending on your preferences this can be at home or in the hospital. We have a lot of experience with water births. We change shifts for who is on-call for deliveries every 24 hours.
Our experienced maternity nurses Maria and Elsa do all of the postpartum visits for the blue duo. We strive to have at least one of the visits during the postpartum week to be done by one of the midwives from the red duo, if possible the midwife who attended the birth.
All ultrasound scans (early viability scan, dating scan, 20-week, growth, fetal position) are made by one of Vida’s midwife sonographers. For the red duo this is Marike Nijman.
Together we will discuss which ultrasound scans are applicable to your pregnancy. If you would like to have extra scans then you are more than welcome to schedule an ultrasound-on-request for our location in Diemen!
Aside from making ultrasounds, you may also see Marike as a regular midwife and who knows, maybe even at your birth. Marike is also a familiar face for our information evenings about the delivery.
Maria and Anne do prenatal consultations on various days. All of the appointments are at the health center Medisch Centrum Ganzenhoef at the Bijlmerdreef next to the metrostation.
Your midwife is reachable 24/7 for births and emergencies. If the midwife is already busy with a delivery then another Vida midwife from team 2 or 3 will come to provide the care during your birth. This does not happen often.