OFFICE HOURS ON PUBLIC HOLIDAYS
Due to the holiday season in December, we will commence the last treatment cycle of this year on Wednesday, December 1st. If your period starts later than December 1st, a treatment will notbe able to take place this year.
Until the holidays, all regular treatments, consultations and ultrasounds will of course take place.
Our center will be closed from December 24 to 26 and from December 30 to January 2. In the intervening days we have a cycle bound office hours.
NEWS ABOUT COVID-19
Dear Madam, Sir,
as of Sunday 21 November, the Netherlands will once again be classified as a high-risk area. The 3G rule is in effect when traveling to Germany, and active checks will take place. If you do not have the correct documents, you will be refused entry to the country and you will be fined. Registering your trip is only required for stays > 24 hours. You can also be asked for a 3G proof in our center.
Gynecologists, obstetricians and pediatricians have seen the number of pregnant women with COVID-19 in intensive care double in the past six months. An increase in the number of premature babies is also seen.
International research confirms that there is no negative influence on fertility after mRNA vaccination. However, according to international research, unvaccinated pregnant women have a greater risk of developing a serious course of disease and hospitalization.
We therefore emphasize once again the importance of vaccination with an mRNA vaccine, when trying to conceive, when you are pregnant and when breastfeeding. For your own health, and the health of your (unborn) child.
The decision aids from the NVOG and RKI may help you when considering vaccination.
You can gladly visit our clinic. Please adhere to the general/current Corona-guidelines/-advice from the Government, the RKI and the RIVM. If you have typical signs or symptoms, you must seek medical assistance, and inform us you might be Corona positive. We are also happy to receive the results of your Corona test carried out. This may be necessary for later report to the responsible ´Gesundheitsamt´.
About 50% of regular healthcare in Europe has hardly been able to continue in recent months, because of the effects of the coronavirus, also because patients have also postponed their planned appointments/treatments. This has created a large reservoir of healthcare demand. For non-acute treatments (which also includes fertility treatments) the reservoir is even larger than in other fields. As a result, the waiting time for an appointment and/or treatment is currently probably longer than you may be used to. We understand, and notice, that this can be frustrating. You can rest assured that you don't have to wait longer than necessary, but kindly ask for your understanding regarding the available capacity. In doing so, we do justice to the time you need, and the time that your practitioner must have available for this. This is the only way we can stay healthy together!
When using public transportation, or visiting a shop in Germany, wearing a facemask is mandatory and will be maintained. Within our centre we keep to the prescribed minimum distance of 1.5 meters. If this cannot be guaranteed (for example during an examination), the staff will wear a facemask for protection. You may also be provided with a facemask. Furthermore, we kindly ask you to enter our centre only if you are under treatment. Please do not bring children or other accompanying persons into our centre. If you yourself have signs or symptoms of a cold, sore throat, cough and/or fever, we moreover urgently ask you to not visit our centre. We do realize that in these uncertain times, choices will not always be pleasant for you or for us, but we put your and our health first. Moreover, we have to follow and abide current legislation and regulations in Germany.
INFORMATION AND NEWS ABOUT OUR CENTER
For your information: We usually respond to your requests within 24 hours on workdays. Please check your spam folder regularly, if you did not receive a response to your message after 48 hours.
We have the possibility of planning intakes/consultations with Dr. Michael Scholtes, within and outside the regular office hours through video conferencing. Hence, you do not need to travel to our centre. Appointments will be planned through our back office after consulting with Dr. Scholtes. Dr. Scholtes is widely known, home and abroad, as an expert in the field of reproductive medicine, and we are very delighted to have the chance to continue the successful cooperation!
Following an amendment to the guidelines of the 'Ärztekammer Nordrhein' the treatment of lesbian couples is allowed. A warm welcome to you!
The ´deutsche Gewebegesetz´ stipulates that only laboratories with a certification according to §20b AMG are allowed to analyse serological parameters (e.g. hepatitis B, C and HIV) in the context of fertility treatment (incl. IUI) and cryopreservation of cells. The blood samples must be taken within three months prior to the first cell/tissue collection. With favourable results, the results are valid up to a maximum of 24 months, after which a new blood test is necessary (TPGGewV). Unfortunately, results from foreign (i.e. non-German) laboratories are not accepted according to German law, which means that in such cases a new blood test within Germany is required.
Kinderwunschzentrum Heinsberger Höfe GbR
Drs. Willem-Jan S.S. Cuypers
Drs. Nerissa B.E. Cuypers
Fachärzte für Frauenheilkunde und Geburtshilfe
Schwerpunkt gynäkologische Endokrinologie und Reproduktionsmedizin
Dr. Ralf Böhm