All healthy women going through an uncomplicated pregnancy are allowed to give birth under the guidance of their own midwife. We always visit your home first, even if you want or have to give birth in hospital. When labor has started, we check the contractions: the frequency, strength and duration and listen to the heartbeat of your child with a doptone. When the contractions are frequent (every 4 minutes) we perform an internal examination to feel how much dilation you have. When dilation progresses and the contractions continue well, we will go to the hospital with you for an outpatient delivery or we will stay at your home if you want to give birth at home.
At home, the maternity nurse assists us with the delivery and usually also with an outpatient delivery in the hospital. We regularly listen to the heartbeat of your child during the dilation contractions and more often during the pushing process and regularly do an internal examination. The frequency of the internal examination depends on the course of the delivery.
Always call us directly on the emergency line 06-53448288 in the following situations:
You can also call us on tel. 06-53448288 in the following situations:
Labor starts with contractions in 9 out of 10 women. This is usually an edifying process. When the contractions come every 4 minutes for an hour and last for about a minute, it is time to call us.
Break of membranes
If the waters break, you don't really have to call us immediately, unless you are not yet 37 weeks pregnant or your child has not descended well enough. Try to catch some amniotic fluid. Look closely at the color of the moisture and if it is clear call us in the morning.
Fortunately, a little (slimy) blood loss just before the delivery starts or during labor is not a problem. Because your cervix can be slightly irritated before or during delivery, you can get a little bit of blood loss. However, if you suffer from a lot of blood loss (more than with a period), please call us on the emergency number.