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Medical Ultrasound

If there is an indication for a medical ultrasound the costs will be covered by your insurance provider. Any indications will be discussed with you by the midwife. Growth or position ultrasounds are an example of medical ultrasounds.

All medical ultrasounds are conducted by an experienced sonographer from Verloskundig Centrum De Poort. These ultrasounds can be performed at our locations in Voorschoten and Rijnsburg.

Non-medical Ultrasound

Are you curious about the gender of your baby or would you like an extra ultrasound (for example a 3D/4D one)? This is all possible at our clinic! Non-medical ultrasound costs are not covered by your insurance provider. Plan your non-medical ultrasound via our website Echopraktijk Liva.

Vitality ultrasound

At Liva it is possible to conduct a vitality ultrasound (early ultrasound). This is possible at one of our clinic locations (Voorschoten and Rijnsburg) or at Verloskundig Centrum De Poort. Should there be an indication for this ultrasound (discussed beforehand with your midwife) then this ultrasound will be insured by your health insurance provider. If there is no indication but you would like to have this scan conducted click here.

Dating scan

After registering with Midwifery Practice Liva the assistant will inform you as to how you can plan the dating scan. The dating scan is intended to estimate the term of the pregnancy. This ultrasound is planned after your first appointment with the midwife. The ultrasound is performed around the 10th week of the pregnancy. If you are less than 10 weeks pregnant or the sonographic image is unclear, then it is possible that the ultrasound will be performed internally.

13 Week Ultrasound (anomaly scan)

The 13 Week Ultrasound is offered to all those pregnant in the Netherlands. This examination takes place at Verloskundig Centrum De Poort. During this ultrasound the sonographer will check for any signs of birth defects. The examination is conducted between 12 weeks and 3 days and 14 weeks and 3 days pregnant. As of September 1, 2021 the 13 week ultrasound is a scientific study conducted throughout the Netherlands. Consider choosing to participate and having this ultrasound done. If you wish to have this examination conducted then a special appointment will be made to offer more information.

20 Week Ultrasound (anomaly scan)

The 20 week ultrasound is offered to all those pregnant in the Netherlands. This examination takes place at Verloskundig Centrum De Poort. During this ultrasound the sonographer will check for structural and developmental abnormalities in the baby. This examination is conducted between 19 and 20 weeks pregnant. The midwife will provide you with a referral for this ultrasound.

Growth Scan

It can be necessary to conduct an additional scan of your baby to look at it’s growth. The midwife will discuss this with you should there be an indication for the growth scan. This medical ultrasound is often conducted between 28 and 34 weeks of pregnancy.