News

Here you can find all the news about our practice.

Midwifery practice van der Hoopstraat celebrates its 25th anniversary!

Of course we want to celebrate this with you! For every baby born in this special year, we are knitting or crocheting a woolen hat. Because we wish all babies warmth and because a handmade hat is beautiful and soft. "A lot of work!", we hear you think. But, just like working as a midwife, knitting is something that demands attention, dedication, time and craftsmanship. The numerous stitches represent the over 10.000 babies that were born with us in all those years.
In the end of the year we would like to hang a photo collage in our practice with every 2018 baby wearing its hat. We hope you want to participate in this. Pictures can be sent to info@vroedvrouwen.nl.

 

Marloes stopped working at the the practice

Marloes has left us. She is seeking new adventures and wants to spend more time with her family.

 

 

 

 

 

 

New replacement midwife

From March 16, 2018, Charlotte de Deugd, a replacement midwife, will join our team. 

Our assistant Karin has become a grandmother again!

Last Sunday (18/2/18) a very special baby was born; Mees, the second granddaughter of our assistant Karin!! Just like the first grandchild, Sophie was present at the home birth. We are of course very happy with this beautiful baby! And later that day another little girl was born at home! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whooping cough vaccination during pregnancy

In 2015 the health counsil gave the minister from VWS the advice to implement maternal whooping cough vaccination. They asked the professional groups to explore how to implement this advice. Our professional association has advised RIVM and VWS to implement the whooping cough vaccination in the national vaccination program. 
However, the minister did not yet make a decision about this. That is why there is no nationwide advice available about implementation of the vaccination and the RIVM has no educational material for pregnant women. 

It is however already possible to get the vaccination for the whooping cough at your own expense. You can arrange this with your general practitioner. For more information, see:

RIVM: vaccination whooping cough for pregnant women

Baby Café!

We would like to invite you to our Baby Café! Every last Friday of the month, from 10.30 to 12.30! If you're pregnant or have just become a mother or father and would like to meet other (almost) parents? Than come to our monthly Baby Café!

A midwife from our practice will always be present to answer questions about pregnancy, breastfeeding and the period of the first few weeks after the delivery. Furthermore we will invite a guest expert, for example a lactation consultant or a carry consultant how can tell about how to carry your child ergonomically. See our Facebookpage for actual information.

The next few dates are:   
-March 30
-April 20
-May 25
-June 29 

Baby Café is held at 'Paviljoen van Beuningen', van Beuningenplein 21.
Baby Café is free, consumption is not. A reservation is not required.

New replacement midwife

From March 1st, Rhea Rijnders will work for us to cover Samie's maternity leave and our summer holidays. 

Samie gave birth!

Samie gave birth to a beautiful daughter named Frida. She was born in a birthing bath at home.

New extra location for consultations.

From September 14, 2016, we will start doing consultations at a new location. On Wednesdays we will be regularly present at the practice of the general practitioners at health center Spaarndammerstraat 73H, 1013 TB, Amsterdam.

Thank you!

Good news! We have reached the goal of 40.000 signatures. Thank you for your help!

Sign the petition!

Would you all sign this petition please? Radical changes in midwife care are coming (with only finances in mind)! We, and many with us, think that thorough research should be conducted first before our excellent system is wiped away. Freedom of choice for expectant mothers and fathers is at stake.

This is a call to minister Schippers to conduct research before making these radical changes. Before June 23 we need 40.000 signatures, so please sign! 

https://petities.nl/petitions/herbezinning-hervormingen-geboortezorg?locale=nl

Website update

The new version of our website has gone online on May 23.
The update has made browsing this site on a smartphone or tablet much better than it was with the old version. The layout has also been adjusted to give a more spacious feel.

Slotervaart hospital closed for deliveries

The Slotervaart hospital no longer facilitates deliveries. They are now merged with the Vu hospital and deliveries only take place in the Vu hospital from now on.