Yvonne Kuipers
yvonne kuipers

Prof Yvonne Kuipers

Professor

Biography

Yvonne Kuipers is a Professor of Midwifery and has a background that has encompassed a career in women’s reproductive health that spans over 20 years; as an independent midwife in the Netherlands, and teaching and researching women’s reproductive health within universities in the Netherlands, Belgium and Scotland. Yvonne is a honorary professor at the University of Antwerp and she is an NMC Registered Midwife and Lecturer.

Yvonne completed her PhD in 2016 at the University of Maastricht, Netherlands. During the PhD she developed and tested an interactive tailored web-based intervention to prevent and reduce antenatal maternal distress. The intervention was effective and was later successfully adapted for Flanders, Belgium.

Yvonne her research domains include woman-centred care, midwifery models of care and women's emotional well-being throughout the transition period to motherhood. She has been awarded for the ISeeYou project, a woman-centred continuity of carer midwifery student project, for its innovative nature, at the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences ("Wall of fame", 2017). The project was also the price winning research project at the International Normal Labour & Birth Research Conference (2017).

Yvonne Kuipers is a strong advocate for improving the emotional well-being of women during the transition to parenthood and the development of healthy and resilient families through research, publications, education and presenting at conferences.

Esteem

Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • Midwifery Unit Network (MUNet)
  • EU COST 18212 Action Perinatal Mental Health and Birth-Related Trauma: maximising best practice and optimal outcomes (DEVoTION)
  • Small-sized and caseload midwifery practices
  • Concerning Maternity Network Group
  • Guideline 'Antenatal care'
  • Scottish Woman Held Maternity Record (SWHMR)
  • Normal Labour & Birth
  • Interprofessional Learning
  • Guideline 'Delayed first and second stage of labour'
  • Local protocol development

 

Conference Organising Activity

  • Online seminar woman-centred care
  • CARE4 International Scientific Nursing and Midwifery Congress

 

Editorial Activity

  • Associate Editor Woman and Birth
  • Midwifery Units Standards
  • Kennispoort
  • Lancet Midwifery Series

 

External Examining/Validations

  • Walking the path. Creating a framework for midwifery ethics in the United States.
  • Getting the picture. Understanding the role of third trimester routine ultrasounds in maternal anxiety and bonding

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • The-all-you-need-to-know-about-continuity-of-carer-newsletter

 

Grant Funding Panel Member

  • ZonMW

 

Grant Reviewer

  • Swiss National Science Foundation

 

Invited Speaker

  • Perceived reality and subjective importance of shared decision-making during perinatal care
  • Psychological health of pregnant and postpartum women before and during the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Midwifery-led care: A mixed-methods synthesis
  • When your dream job can become a nightmare: reports of work-related traumatic events.
  • Black Mirror: Midwifery practice and education in Antwerp: forecasting its future with scenario planning
  • PATH PerinatAl menTal Health.
  • Validity and accuracy of the Whooley questions and Fear of Childbirth Scale to identify antenatal reduced emotional wellbeing.
  • Home birth - a means to an end or an end in itself?
  • Women's traumatic childbirth experiences
  • PATH- Perinatal mentAl HealTH: study protocol
  • Validity and accuracy of the Whooley questions and Fear of Childbirth Scale to identify antenatal reduced emotional wellbeing
  • Perceptions of midwives on their role in transition to parenthood – A Q-methodology study.
  • On cloud 9? Maternal emotional wellbeing 6 weeks to 1 year postpartum. A cross-sectional study in Flanders
  • Woman-centred care - mission impossible or catch 22?
  • PRIME-study – Prescribing In Midwifery, women’s and midwives’ Experiences
  • Non-medical prescribing behaviour in midwifery practice: a mixed-methods review.
  • Dutch midwives’ views on and experiences with woman-centred care – A Q- methodology study
  • Dutch midwives’ views on and experiences with woman-centred care – A Q- methodology study
  • ISeeYou project
  • Listening to the voices of women with a traumatic birth experience – an animation “She will always remember”.
  • Woman-centred care 2.0
  • MEtoWE
  • It takes a village to raise a child. PATH project.
  • Non-medical prescribing behaviour in midwifery practice: a mixed-methods review.
  • ‘ISeeYou’: A woman-centred care education and research project in Dutch bachelor midwifery education.
  • Non-medical prescribing behaviour in midwifery practice: a mixed-methods review.
  • Listening to the voices of women with a traumatic birth experience
  • Conflicting values experienced by Dutch midwives – Dilemmas of loyalty, responsibility and selfhood.
  • Woman-centered care 2.0.: Bringing the concept into focus
  • Shared-decision making about place of birth
  • Advancing the concept of woman- centred care
  • Shared-decision making about place of birth
  • Midwives’ perceptions of influences on their behaviour of woman-centred care
  • Looking over the neighbour’s fence - to learn about woman-centred care from other professions
  • A Dutch midwifery research agenda
  • Factors influencing maternal distress among Dutch women with a healthy pregnancy
  • Applying Intervention Mapping as a framework for developing an intervention to prevent maternal distress among Dutch pregnant women
  • Dutch midwives’ behavioural intentions of antenatal management of maternal distress and factors influencing these intentions: an exploratory survey
  • Dutch midwives’ behavioural intentions of antenatal management of maternal distress and factors influencing these intentions: an exploratory survey
  • Public Health in midwife-led care: Opportunities, challenges and dilemmas in antenatal management of care for Maternal Distress
  • Maternal Distress - What do midwives do?
  • Primary & secondary preventive interventions for maternal distress
  • Maternal distress- What do midwives do and what motives do they have? A two-phased exploratory study
  • Antenatal interventions to prevent or treat maternal distress: A systematic review of Randomized Controlled Trials
  • Less is more

 

Media Activity

  • Women's voices about their traumatic birth experience
  • Governmental hostage of pregnant women
  • Induction of Labour BBC radio 2

 

Membership of Professional Body

  • Fellow Higher Education Academy
  • NMC registration Midwife
  • Registered midwife

 

Non-executive Directorship

  • WazzUp Mama Consultancy

 

Public/Community Engagement

  • Mind the Gap

 

Reviewing

  • Reviewer ENU Research Culture Fund 23/24
  • Reviewer journals

 

Spin-outs and Licences

  • WazzUp Mama

 

Visiting Positions

  • Academic House NHS Lothian
  • Professor of Midwifery
  • Honorary Senior Fellow

 

Date


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The midwife's support during transition to motherhood: A modified Delphi study among care providers and childbearing women

Journal Article
Kuipers, Y. J., Van de Craen, N., Van den Branden, L., & Mestdagh, E. (in press)
The midwife's support during transition to motherhood: A modified Delphi study among care providers and childbearing women. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, https://doi.org/10.1111/scs.13250
Objective: To reach consensus between care providers and childbearing women about the midwife's relevant and appropriate domains and elements to support transition to motherho...

The effect of a web-based intervention on perinatal emotional wellbeing and coping: A nested case-control study

Journal Article
Kuipers, Y. J., Bleijenbergh, R., Rimaux, S., & Mestdagh, E. (2024)
The effect of a web-based intervention on perinatal emotional wellbeing and coping: A nested case-control study. Mental Health & Prevention, 33, Article 200332. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mhp.2024.200332

Deferred cord clamping to improve neonatal blood values. A systematic review and meta-analysis

Journal Article
Zemouri, C., Mestdagh, E., Stiers, M., Torfs, K., & Kuipers, Y. (2024)
Deferred cord clamping to improve neonatal blood values. A systematic review and meta-analysis. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 153, Article 104718. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2024.104718
Background Practices related to umbilical cord clamping at birth should be evidence-based. Deferred cord clamping, compared to immediate cord clamping, shows benefits for pret...

‘Naming and faming’ maternity care providers: A mixed-methods study

Journal Article
Kuipers, Y., De Bock, V., Van de Craen, N., & Bosmans, V. (2024)
‘Naming and faming’ maternity care providers: A mixed-methods study. Midwifery, 130, 103912. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2023.103912
Background: Positive benchmarking can serve as a catalyst for maternity care improvement. Aim: To retrospectively benchmark Flemish maternity care providers’ qualities, base...

Op Weg Naar Sociale Inclusie. In Armoede En Ongelijkheid. Jaarboek 2023

Book Chapter
Mikolajczak-Degrauwe, K., Slimmen, S., Fontein-Kuipers, Y., & Timmermans, O. (2023)
Op Weg Naar Sociale Inclusie. In Armoede En Ongelijkheid. Jaarboek 2023. In J. Coene, T. Ghys, B. Hubeau, S. Marchal, P. Raeymaeckers, R. Remmen, …H. Van Regemortel (Eds.), Armoede en Ongelijkheid. Jaarboek 2023 (317-337). Leuven: Acco Uitgeverij
Mikolajczak-Degrauwe K, Slimmen S, Fontein-Kuipers Y, Timmermans O. Op weg naar sociale inclusie: effecten van een Peer Support-methodiek. In: Coen J, Ghys T, Hubeau B, Marcha...

Discursive constructions of student midwives’ professional identities: A discourse analysis

Journal Article
Mcluckie, C., & Kuipers, Y. (2024)
Discursive constructions of student midwives’ professional identities: A discourse analysis. Nurse Education in Practice, 74, Article 103847. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nepr.2023.103847
Background The construction and performance of professional identity is significant to broader socio-cultural understandings of who ‘professionals’ are and what they do. Impor...

Evaluation of a web-based intervention to optimize perinatal emotional wellbeing: A nested case-control study

Journal Article
Kuipers, Y. J., Bleijenbergh, R., Rimaux, S., & Mestdagh, E. (2024)
Evaluation of a web-based intervention to optimize perinatal emotional wellbeing: A nested case-control study. International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology, 24(1), Article 100422. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijchp.2023.100422
Background/Objective: WazzUp Mama© is a remotely delivered web-based tailored intervention to prevent and reduce perinatal emotional distress, originally developed in the Net...

Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of peer support among disadvantaged groups: A rapid scoping review

Journal Article
Mikolajczak-Degrauwe, K., Slimmen, S. R., Gillissen, D., de Bil, P., Bosmans, V., Keemink, C., …Kuipers, Y. J. (2023)
Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of peer support among disadvantaged groups: A rapid scoping review. International Journal of Nursing Sciences, 10(4), 587-601. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnss.2023.09.002
Objective To explore the current state of knowledge and evidence about peer support for various disadvantaged groups; to identify the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and...

A multidisciplinary evaluation, exploration, and advancement of the concept of a traumatic birth experience

Journal Article
Kuipers, Y., Thomson, G., Škodová, Z., Bozic, I., Lísa Sigurðardóttir, V., Goberna-Tricas, J., …Klier, C. (2024)
A multidisciplinary evaluation, exploration, and advancement of the concept of a traumatic birth experience. Women and Birth, 37(1), 51-62. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2023.08.004
Background Understanding a woman’s traumatic birth experience benefits from an approach that considers perspectives from various fields of healthcare and social sciences. Aim...

Emotional wellbeing of student midwives during COVID-19

Journal Article
Kuipers, Y., & Mestdagh, E. (in press)
Emotional wellbeing of student midwives during COVID-19. Women and Birth, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2022.11.012
Background Mental health of students in higher education was affected during the COVID-19 pandemic. Aim To examine the emotional wellbeing of midwifery students in the Nether...

Pre-Napier Funded Projects

  • eMind - eMidwifery, occupational therapy & Nursing Digitalisation
  • SwAP to Care
  • Virtual Relief
  • PATH - PerinAtal MenTal Health
  • ENSURE - Everybody counts
  • What's Up Mama
  • Midwives4Mothers Woman-midwife relationships can save lives
  • SHIFT - Sexual Health In the over FourTy-fives, with attention for menopause
  • PRIME - Prescribing In MidwifEry
  • MEtoWE - Maternal life balance during transition to parenthood
  • Transition to parenthood
  • ISeeYou
  • Ups & Downs
  • Woman-centred care
  • Promoting Healthy Pregnancy – WazzUp Mama?!

Non-Napier PhD or MSc by Research supervisions

  • Depressive symptoms and self and social stigma of partners of pregnant and postpartum women
  • PPD and the level of depression literacy and personal and perceived stigma among postpartum women
  • Mother knows best - Being a mother in your own right and perceptions
  • Depression-related stigma and depression literacy among postpartum women in the Netherlands
  • eMind: Digitial adaptability of midwives and nurses in Flanders - closing the gap
  • The effect of Virtual Reality during labour on pharmacological pain relief
  • Barriers and facilitators to implement a Midwifery Model of Care in Flanders
  • The needs, barriers and facilitators reported by midwives and nurses on eHealth usage
  • Self-efficacy and performance in digital adaptability among nurses and midwives
  • The effect of Virtual Reality during labour on women's pain perception
  • Maternal emotional wellbeing during transition to parenthood: the role of midwives during this journey
  • Women's personality, fear of birth and intention associated with intrapartum pain relief
  • Opinions of healthcare practitioners of midwife prescribingnon-medical
  • Prescribing behaviour of midwives
  • Women's experiences of midwife prescribing
  • Maternal emotional wellbeing up to one year postpartum
  • Coping behaviour associated with pregnancy-related anxiety
  • Validation of the postpartum bonding questionnaire
  • Woman-centred care reported by women in different sized practices
  • The value that midwifery students place on the birth stories