Ultrasounds An image of your child

During your pregnancy we will have a look at your child at a number of times via an ultrasound scan. Those ultrasounds are performed by the midwives and specialised sonographers. It is not mandatory to perform those ultrasound scans. You can decide yourself whether or not to have certain ultrasounds performed.

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Ultrasound timeline

Early ultrasound

echoYou are welcome around 8 weeks of pregnancy for your early ultrasound. Then, we will show you your baby for the first time. We check if we can see its heart beating, measure the length of the baby, check if there is a multiple pregnancy and assess if the pregnancy is inside the womb and not outside it. This ultrasound is not reimbursed by default by your healthcare insurer, but that’s what we call #good business so we will not send you an invoice for it.

The dating ultrasound

The second ultrasound scan is carried out when you are around 10 or 11 weeks pregnant. During this ultrasound we measure the length of the baby from crown to rump again. Based on those measures the exact length of the pregnancy and the due date are determined.

13-week scan

Since 1 September 2021 it is possible to have a 13-week scan performed when you are 13 weeks pregnant. This is a medical ultrasound which can be carried out between 12+3 weeks and 14+3 weeks. This scan is similar to the 20-week scan and allows us to check if there are any physical abnormalities that are visible early in pregnancy. You can only have this scan performed when you are participating in scientific research (IMITAS study). Not all abnormalities can be seen. This 13-week scan does not substitute the 20-week scan, they complement each other. During this scan we do not check for the baby’s sex. It has been agreed nationally that the sonographers are not allowed to make a statement about this. Before the ultrasound scan is carried out, a counselling session with your midwife will take place, so that you can make an informed decision. This scan is reimbursed.

More about the 13-week scan

20-week scan

When you are 20 weeks pregnant you can decide to have an anamoly scan performed. During this scan the baby is examined for any physical abnormalities. There is looked at your baby’s organs, how the baby is developing, the amount of amniotic fluid, and the location of the placenta is examined. The purpose of this ultrasound is not to determine the baby’s sex, but usually it is possible to see it.

For some medical reasons it might be necessary to have this ultrasound performed by your gynaecologist or doctoral sonographer. If this is the case, we will discuss this with you during the consultation hour and will refer you to a hospital of your choice.

The 20-week scan is reimbursed by default by your healthcare insurer, but it is not mandatory to have it performed. A counselling session always takes place when you are 10 to 12 weeks pregnant to help you make an informed decision. It is up to you whether or not to have this scan performed.

More about the 20-week scan

Growth scan

When you are around 36 weeks pregnant a growth scan is performed. This way, it is determined with 100 % certainty whether the baby is positioned with his head or tailbone facing down. We do not measure your baby during this scan. In case this is necessary, we will schedule a separate scan.

Ultrasounds on indication

It may occur that we find an indication based on which we want to have extra ultrasound scans performed during your pregnancy. We can take care of those ultrasounds for you. If this is applies to you, we will tell you during the consultation hour and we will schedule an appointment at the scan consultation for you.

Ultrasounds on indication

Extra ultrasounds

At De Geboortezaak you can opt for different kinds of extra ultrasound scans, where you can choose between 2D and 3D technology. We have the latest equipment with which we can, among others, record HD live to create moving images.

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The Sonographers

At De Geboortezaak we perform ultrasounds at all locations. Our experienced sonographers are waiting for you.

Githa Kelder

Githa Kelder

Sonographer

Energetic | mother of 3 sons | taking nice pictures | trustworthy | enthusiastic

Miranda Vosselman

Miranda Vosselman

Sonographer

Skilled | centipede | athletic | chocolate | go-getter

Philine Ravesloot

Philine Ravesloot

Sonographer

Raised in Asia and Africa | music | fond of flowers | trustworthy | hospitable | loves to travel | book devourer | colourful | fan of photos | caring | too many shoes | inspiring

Chantal van Irsen

Chantal van Irsen

Sonographer

Conviviality | passionate about my job | working hard | dark chocolate | salty liqourice | sun and 30 degrees | sauna | 3 children | involved

Evelien Brons

Evelien Brons

Sonographer

Passionate about my work | funny | spinning | good wine | empathic | mother of 2 | athletic | summer!

Joëlle Blokland

Joëlle Blokland

Sonographer

Optimistic | mother of a daughter | nature lover | beautiful job | faith, hope & love | creative

Ingrid Jansen

Ingrid Jansen

Administrative employee

Pillar of strength for our teams | numerically | sushi | family | mother | dog