To do list

You can use this handy checklist to help not forget any important things:

4 – 10 weeks

  • Call or register online for your first check up at our practice (we will make an appointment for a first ultrasound scan and an appointment for information about prenatal testing. After this appointment we will plan the next appointment with you).
  • Sign up for the early information evening about the pregnancy via e-mail
  • If you are taking medication, consult your doctor or specialist whether you need to adjust medication use now that you are pregnant.
  • If you would like to help other woman to get pregnant, sing up for mothers for mothers

8 – 12 weeks

  • If you want to do prenatal testing (NIPT or combinationtest) you have to visit the STAR for taking blood.
  • In case you don’t want any prenatal testing we will take some blood from you at our practice.

12 – 20 weeks

  • Curious to find out the gender of your baby? Make an appointment for a gender ultrasound scan (possible in the 15th week of the pregnancy)
  • Make an appointment for structural ultrasound examination (20-week ultrasound)
  • Register with a maternity care agency.
  • Register for a pregnancy course.
  • Register your child at a daycare center.
  • In case you are not married or have a registered partnership, make an appointment for the Act of Recognition.

20 – 26 weeks

  • Structural ultrasound examination (20-week ultrasound)
  • If necessary, make an appointment via the STAR for a sugar test (we will tell you wether you have an indication for this test or not).
  • Orient yourself for a pram and nursery. This often involves long delivery times.
  • Inform your employer of your pregnancy. This must be done legally at least 3 months before your due date. Ask us for a pregnancy decleration.

26 – 30 weeks

  • If you have a negative bloodtype we will take soms blood during your check-up for Rhesus antibodies.
  • We will take blood to check your ironlevel around 30 weeks of pregnancy during your check-up.

30 – 36 weeks

  • Get the maternity package at home (via your insurence or get it yourself)
  • Register for courses or the information evening about childbirth and breastfeeding via e-mail
  • The intake for maternity care should take place around 30 weeks of pregnancy at your home. The maternity nurse will contact you.
  • Make sure your bed is on bobbins when you are 37 weeks pregnant. Bobbins can be rented for free via this link.
  • Make a birthplan, we will discuss your birthplan around 35 weeks of pregnancy
  • Make sure that your delivery bag is ready before you are 37 weeks pregnant

Maternity period

  • Make an appointment with the birth card (provided by the midwife) for the birth declaration within 3 days after birth
  • Register your child with the health insurance policy via a phonecall or online
  • Make sure you take care of the parental authority with the subdistrict court judge.