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More than once during your pregnancy you will need care from other healthcare professionals in addition to the midwife. We are therefore glad we can arrange for these additional services through our practice.

Gynaecologist

Jan VeerbeekMy name is Jan Veerbeek and I am a gynaecologist at the Westerkade. On May 1st 2020 I started working at the Diakonessenhuis as a perinatologist. I have chosen this beautiful profession because I think it is very special to take care of you and your baby during those unique months of pregnancy. Good information and joint decisions during this period are very important to me.

I attend to Westerkade clients who are in need of gynaecologist care during their pregnancy. For example, if there are any issues with your general health, or problems with a previous pregnancy/birth. I visit the practice to meet with you and /or the midwife.

Just like the Westerkade, I believe that reliable and experienced midwifery care should be used where possible and medical intervention only when needed.

Focus

Sonography is an important part of pregnancy care. The ultrasounds during the 1st trimester and the position ultrasound at 36 weeks are performed during a check-up at the practice. Because medical ultrasounds, such as the 20-week and growth ultrasounds require a lot of expertise, we perform these at our ultrasound clinic at Focus Midwifery Centre. You are also welcome here to have a ‘fun ultrasound’. Where you are able to view an image of the baby but no further checks are carried out. Results are discussed with you the same day if necessary, to put your mind at rest.

Alle echo’s geregeld, op de praktijk of bij ons eigen echocentrum.

Breastfeeding

My name is Mirjam, lactation specialist and owner of Borstvoeding & meer. Together with 7 colleagues we are here to help you prepare for your post natal maternity period. Apart from breastfeeding expertise, our joint work experience covers midwife, maternity nurse, speech therapist, etc. As a team we possess much in-house knowledge!

What do we do?

  • Masterclass Breastfeeding; the perfect preparation for breastfeeding for you and your partner, all in's and out's covered in 2 hours! (online and eventually on location again)
  • Breast and bottle feeding consultations; do you have questions or are facing challenges? We will visit you at home and observe while you nurse your baby, answer your questions and together we will devise a plan of action.
  • Rental of breast pumps, baby scales and sell a variety of breastfeeding relevant items; 7 days a week
  • We participate with centeringpregnancy meetings
  • We have regular consultations with midwives; we work together with midwives and maternity nurses when they approach us with questions about nutrition. We share our nutritional advice with the midwife following a home consultation.
  • We regularly train midwives and maternity nurses about breastfeeding
  • Mama café; twice a month you are welcome at the Yoghurt Barn Neude, ask questions free of charge & chat with other mothers

Rent and consultations are often covered by your (additional) health insurance!
Check: www.borstvoedingenmeer.nl Instagram: borstvoedingenmeer

Dietitian

Linda

My name is Linda Rodenburg, mother of two sons and dietitian. In my practice Mamafood I primarily focus on counselling pregnant women. It’s a target group I’m very interested in because a healthy, wholesome diet does not only ensure that pregnant women take care of themselves but also of the babies growing inside of them. On top of that, her healthy diet will set an example for her child in the future. How wonderful is that! I work with pregnant women to limit weight gain, to avoid underweight, and to ensure a healthy diet during pregnancy, lactation and losing weight after pregnancy. I’m also specialised in gestational diabetes, which I also wrote a book about: Handboek zwangerschapsdiabetes – Krijg zelf je suikerspiegel onder contole. In many cases, the blood sugar level can be kept under control with the right diet. And I’m happy to help with that!

I’m sincere, enthusiastic, and like to guide women to a healthy and tasteful diet. With a focus on what ís possible rather than what’s (temporarily) not. And I really like working together on this with the obstetricians of Westerkade!

Coach & Therapist

Tirza

Support during pregnancy and afterwards is not only about medical care. It’s also very much about what you experience and how that makes you feel. Sometimes things happen in your life, of which the size only becomes apparent during pregnancy or early motherhood. It could also be that your previous pregnancy is still affecting you or that you’re struggling with yourself during your pregnancy. Sharing your experience with the people close to you can often be enough to deal with this. And in that case, it’s important to get specialised and professional support when you need it.

I’m Tirza Janssen, obstetrician, coach, psycho-social therapist, and trauma sexologist. For years I’ve been counselling women; in my work as an obstetrician and as a therapist. Women who are at risk of getting stuck and women who just need a little push to get back the control over their own lives. Over the years I have further specialised myself to also support many (pregnant) women who have been sexually abused. 

I believe in the power of women. It takes courage, love, and trust to feel that power, to develop, and to use it.

Do you feel you could use some support? Visit my website www.tirzajanssen.nl  for more information. Or send an email to contact@tirzajanssen.nl. You can also reach me on Whatsapp: 06 5266 4448. You’re more than welcome!

Physiotherapist

We have been working together with Midwifery Practice Westerkade for quite some time now. This collaboration has been very beneficial. This way we are able to provide the best possible care during your pregnancy. For advice and/or treatment please visit our website: www.fysiotherapievandiepen.nl or contact us and we will be happy to help you. I am Yvonne Mandemaker. I am a physiotherapists and work at van Diepen Physiotherapy in the Utrecht district of Hoograven.

I have enjoyed working here for years. At our practice we specialize in helping women resolve pelvic complaints during and after pregnancy. We have learned that small suggestions and advice can do a lot to alleviate or remedy physical complaints caused by pregnancy or childbirth.

Issues we can help with include:

  • Pelvic pain during and after pregnancy
  • Diastases problems (abdominal muscles separating) after pregnancy
  • Pelvic floor complaints such as a weak bladder