20-week scan

At around 20 weeks into your pregnancy, you will be offered an ultrasound to check for any physical abnormalities in your unborn child. The 20-week scan is also known as the structural anomaly ultrasound examination (SEO). The ultrasound examines the spine, the skull, and the development of the baby’s organs, among other things. It also… Continue reading 20-week scan

13-week scan

Since 1 September 2021, pregnant women in the Netherlands are offered an ultrasound scan around the 13th week of their pregnancy. This 13-week scan is offered in addition to the 20-week scan which was already available to detect physical abnormalities in your unborn child. This new ultrasound is intended to detect severe physical abnormalities at… Continue reading 13-week scan

NIPT

Terra Verloskundigen NIPT test Amsterdam Noord

As of April 1, 2018, it is possible for all pregnant women to opt for the NIPT. The acronym NIPT stands for Non-Invasive Prenatal Test. In this test, a sample of blood is taken to investigate whether the unborn fetus possibly has Down’s, Edwards’ or Patau’s syndrome. In the Netherlands, this is only possible within… Continue reading NIPT