When to call us.

It is important that you know when to call us during pregnancy, birthing and lying in. Call us any time if you have doubts or are worried about something and don’t hesitate for too long.
One call is often enough to dispel any worries.


Emergency number 06-54788178
Practice number 020-6279767
More contact information

During pregnancy

Call the emergency number if:


  • You are worried
  • You have contractions (or stomach ache) and have not yet been pregnant for 37 weeks
  • You have loss of blood
  • You have complaints the can indicate high blood pressure like:
    • You don’t feel well, a kind of sick and unpleasant feeling
    • You have a pain on the right-hand side above your stomach. You have a
      tight feeling around your midriff (the place behind your bra under your breasts)
    • You have a stomach ache
    • You are bothered by light or have other complaints about your eyes
    • You are suddenly retaining fluids in your face or your legs
    • You have a tingling feeling in your fingers

    Call the practice number if:

    (020-627 97 67)

    • You want to register at the practice
    • You want to change an appointment (you cannot do this by email)
    • You have small complaints or questions that are not urgent. A midwife will then call you back within a couple of hours
    • You have administrative questions
    • You need a certificate (of pregnancy) for your employer or an airline company

During delivery

You should always call the emergency number if:


  • You are worried
  • There is loss of blood
  • You are having contractions
  • It is your first delivery you should call us if you have been having regular contractions for an hour, recurring every 3 minutes and continuing for 1 minute.
  • You have given birth before, you should call us if you are having contractions every five minutes and continuing for 1 minute. It is possible that we make a different arrangement, depending on how your first confinement went.
  • Your waters break
  • It is brown or green (or you doubt it) call us immediately
  • It is colourless with white (or light pink) flakes and:
    • The head has not yet engaged (we will tell you this during surgery), call us immediately
    • The head has engaged then you don’t need to call us during the night; try to go back to sleep and call us in the morning. If this happens in daytime, you can call us immediately.
  • is het hoofdje niet ingedaald (dit hoor je van ons op het spreekuur) → bel ons dan meteen.
  • Is het hoofdje ingedaald → dan hoef je ons ’s nachts niet te bellen, probeer weer wat te gaan slapen en bel ons in de ochtend. Gebeurt dit overdag dan kun je ons meteen bellen.

During the postnatal period

You should always call the emergency number if:


  • You are worried
  • You are losing a lot of blood. If you lose more than two large clots of blood or if you continue to bleed as if a tap is open
  • You feel ill and have a fever
  • You feel down
  • The baby is not drinking well
  • You think that the baby is ill
  • The temperature of the baby is lower than 36.5 or higher than 37.5 degrees Centigrade.

Of course the above list is only a guideline. If in doubt, always call!
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