What is an ultrasound?

An ultrasound is the perfect way to visualise and examine a pregnancy. During the ultrasound you lie on your back with your belly bare. The ultrasound probe is moved over your belly, gliding on a water-based gel. You will then see ultrasound images on a monitor. Ultrasound uses out of hearing range sound waves and are not at all dangerous to you or your baby.
There are a number of reasons why you should undergo an ultrasound early on in your pregnancy:

  • to make sure the pregnancy occurs within the uterus
  • to confirm a heart beat
  • to see whether there is one baby, or multiple babies
  • to estimate the due date as exactly as possible

Further on in the pregnancy an ultrasound can give other types of information:

  • The growth rate
  • The amount of amniotic fluid
  • The location of the placenta
  • The position of the baby
  • Organ development

At our practice, all of our clients have the opportunity to undergo the following ultrasound scans:

Periodical ultrasound
Structural ultrasound examination (SEO)
Growth echo around the 30th til 33th week
Placenta ultrasound
Positioning scan
Foetal gender

Spoed / Emergency


Call our emergency number:

010-455 97 09


Verloskundigen Rotterdam West
Heemraadssingel 152
3021 DK Rotterdam

Tel nr: 010-456.83.69

P.C. Hooftplein 45
3027 AW Rotterdam

Only if no answer:
Doctors Line: 0251-260.224