Our midwives are to keep on working in the coming weeks. Of course, we are taking extra precautions in accordance with the guidelines from the government to protect both you, the client, and our staff as well as possible. We are doing this in close consultation with the hospitals and other first-line care providers.
Given that the situation and the resultant guidelines are changing from day to day, we advise you to keep a constant eye on this page.
The good news is that pregnant women, new mothers and their babies (provided they are in good health) are not in the risk groups.
Reachable, but behind closed doors
For the time being we at De Bakermat are working behind closed doors. That means that the reception can only be reached by telephone and e-mail. We are maintaining our regular opening hours: on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays you can reach us from 9am to 12.30pm and from 1pm to 4pm, and on Wednesdays from 9am to 12.30pm.
The prenatal consultations or other individual appointments are carrying on as usual, both at De Bakermat and in your general practice/district health centre that we cooperate with. We would, however, ask you to inform the midwife in advance if you have a cold or have been in contact with someone who is ill.
The care provided for you and your baby will continue unchanged. If appropriate, we will replace the less urgent house calls by a telephone or videocall consult. The midwife will make practical arrangements with you about this.
Urgent medical questions
If you have any urgent medical questions outside our opening times and related to your pregnancy or your baby, you can always reach us via our on-call mobile. Find out how this works here.
Workshops cancelled until end of April
Our workshops on prenatal preparation, breast feeding and baby massage are cancelled until the end of April. We are currently looking into the possibilities of doing this differently. More about this later.
Equipment on loan
As our offices are closed, you can either go to your pharmacy or our midwife will bring this to you when she comes to make a house call.
What do we expect of you?
- Always wash your hands thoroughly before and after the consultation or the house call from the midwife.
- Make sure that as few people as possible are in the room during the consultation or the house call.
- Have you got a cold? Or someone around you? Tell the midwife before the consult.
- Are you or a member of your family infected with the coronavirus? Let us know before the consulation or the house call.