As Dutch trained British midwives Elinor & Martha provide midwifery care to both Dutch and English speaking women within the Dutch system, with particular focus on the needs of international women having a baby in the Netherlands. Their practice is only for women in Delft!
The midwifery centre in which they work, together with their colleagues, is called 'Verloskundig Centrum DelVi' and is based in Delft. The centre serves ONLY clients in Delft, Den Hoorn, Delfgauw, Schipluiden, Ypenburg & the Delft side of Rijswijk.
DelVi enjoys ample free parking, has it's own ultrasound facilities and the midwives are all qualified to conduct ultrasound scans. Clinics by appointment are run at two different locations and evening appointments are also offered.
You can contact DelVi for pre-conception consultations, contraceptive consultations, pregnancy care, post-natal care, breastfeeding support, kraamzorg and extra support and coaching.
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What do midwives do?
A midwife is a person who has successfully completed the prescribed course of studies in midwifery and has acquired the required qualifications to be registered and/or legally licensed to practice midwifery.
The midwife is recognized as a highly trained, responsible and accountable professional who works in partnership with the gynecologist to give the necessary support, care and advice during pregnancy, labour and the postpartum period. This care includes preventative measures, the promotion of normal birth, the detection of complications in mother and child, the accessing of medical care or other appropriate assistance and the carrying out of emergency measures
The midwife has an important task in health counseling and education, not only for the woman, but also within the family and the community. This work should involve antenatal education and preparation for parenthood and may extend to women's health, sexual or reproductive health care.
A midwife may practice in any setting including the home, hospitals, or birth centers. (ICM 2005)
Verloskundig Centrum DelVi: Buitenhofdreef 272, 2625 RE, Delft
Gezondheidcentrum The Vermeertoren: Van Beresteynstraat 169c, 2614 HE, Delft (every Friday morning)