Personal contact is important to us
A few weeks before your due date, we will make an appointment with you for an intake-interview.
The interview takes place between the 34th and the 36th week of pregnancy and is intended to help you to prepare for childbirth and the postpartum period.
During the interview we will discuss:
• the intake form / care agreement
• you (your health, dietary needs, any details of previous births)
• your family composition and situation (other children, language, familymembers that will help during maternity period, pets)
• your home (security, accessibility, demands on the nursery)
• your labour (where will you give birth, emergency bag)
• your postpartum period (the maternity package, necessary baby products)
• Your choice to be breastfeeding or to use formula
• Your – and your family’s – special needs
• your indicated hours (allocation of the number of maternity care hours)
A lot of this information you will also receive on paper.
This means that after the intake you can read the written version and you don’t have to worry about forgetting something. The intake staff will give you the Indication Form and the Growth Guide, which contains (among other forms) the timesheets for the maternity nurse.
How will the intake-interview take place?
Our intake staff usually visits you at home but in some cases the intake may also take place by telephone or in writing. It’s important to let us know what your needs are, so we can tailor our care as much as possible to your needs.
An important part of the interview is calculating of your indicated hours.
Our intake staff calculates (indicates) according to the National Indication Protocol for Maternity care how many hours of maternity care you’re entitled to receive. Thereby viewing:
• your family situation;
• the possible restrictions that might occur after the birth of your baby;
• your care needs.
Based on these data she will make you a suitable offer for maternity care.
Calculating your indication is done according to the National Indication Protocol for Maternity Care established in 2005. This protocol ensures that the granting of maternity care to everyone is done in a clear and unequivocal manner, so manpower and resources are distributed transparently.
Indication during pregnancy
Our intake staff will assess – during the home visit, your family situation. Based on her assessment and your health care needs, an appropriate maternity care offer can be made.
First reassessment, if the maternity care starts
The midwife will assess the situation of you and your baby and will advise us about the maternity care necessary. If there are no changes in the situation and the indication, she will only make a brief note in your maternity care file. Your maternity care will remain as agreed.
Second reassessment, on changes in the situation
During your postpartum period the midwife and maternity nurse will monitor if all goes well with you and your baby. When something changes in your situation which means we have to change the nature or scope of the maternity care, a reassessment of your maternity care hours will take place.
Maternity care at day 9 and 10
The Indication protocol is designed for maternity care during the first 8 days of your postpartum period. Your midwife will assess whether you also need maternity care on the 9th and 10th day.
Our maternity nurses are on alert duty in the maternity care (early detection).
They report any specific details of the situation around you, your baby or your proximity to the midwife or GP. Based on their evaluation we can decide to customize our maternity care offerings.