Vitality Ultrasound (8 weeks)
We offer everyone at a pregnancy of 8 weeks a vitality ultrasound at our own practice. This is not reimbursed by the health insurance, but you get it as a gift from us. This way you can see your baby around 8 weeks of the pregnancy. We are trying to make this ultrasound externally (via the abdomen). This does not always give a good picture. That is why we may ask if we can make the ultrasound internally (via the vagina), in order to get a better picture.
Term Ultrasound (9-14 weeks)
On the basis of this ultrasound, the official due date is known. The ultrasound is made between 9 and 14 weeks at the most. You will see that your baby has grown a lot in this short time. Moreover, you can see for yourself where the head is and you can see arms and legs. Sometimes we also see a baby move on this ultrasound. With a term ultrasound, we can often visualize your baby externally (via the abdomen).
Combination Test (between 11 and 14 weeks)
The combination test is a screening ultrasound at around 12 weeks, during which your blood is examined and the baby's neck fold is measured. From this follows a probability calculation that shows the probability of Down syndrome. You cannot be sure with this test. Whether or not you want to have this test done is your own choice. The costs associated with the combination test are not reimbursed as standard by your health insurance.
20 week Ultrasound (SEO)
The 20-week ultrasound (SEO) is a screening ultrasound around 20 weeks. This involves research into physical abnormalities and the development of the organs of your child. It is also checked whether your child is growing well and whether there is sufficient amniotic fluid. If you want to know the gender, you can check this during the 20-week ultrasound. The 20-week ultrasound is reimbursed by your health insurance.
Different location for the 20 week ultrasound
We also do not do the 20 week ultrasound at our own practice. For this we refer you to Verloskundig Centrum 't Gooi. This is the ultrasound office in Hilversum where most pregnant women do have the 20 week ultrasound.
Positioning Ultrasound (36 weeks)
We offer a position ultrasound at our practice around 36 weeks. This involves checking whether your baby is lying head down. Do not expect the beautiful images as with the 20 week ultrasound. With that time frame it is usually not very good to visualize everything in its entirety. Your baby has already grown a lot.