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'
  • Normal Labour & Birth
  • Scottish Woman Held Maternity Record (SWHMR)
  • 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
  • Home birth - a means to an end or an end in itself?
  • Women's traumatic childbirth experiences
  • Midwifery-led care: A mixed-methods synthesis
  • When your dream job can become a nightmare: reports of work-related traumatic events.
  • PATH PerinatAl menTal Health.
  • Validity and accuracy of the Whooley questions and Fear of Childbirth Scale to identify antenatal reduced emotional wellbeing.
  • Black Mirror: Midwifery practice and education in Antwerp: forecasting its future with scenario planning
  • Psychological health of pregnant and postpartum women before and during the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Validity and accuracy of the Whooley questions and Fear of Childbirth Scale to identify antenatal reduced emotional wellbeing
  • PATH- Perinatal mentAl HealTH: study protocol
  • On cloud 9? Maternal emotional wellbeing 6 weeks to 1 year postpartum. A cross-sectional study in Flanders
  • Perceptions of midwives on their role in transition to parenthood – A Q-methodology study.
  • Woman-centred care - mission impossible or catch 22?
  • Listening to the voices of women with a traumatic birth experience – an animation “She will always remember”.
  • Woman-centred care 2.0
  • MEtoWE
  • ‘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
  • It takes a village to raise a child. PATH project.
  • Non-medical prescribing behaviour in midwifery practice: a mixed-methods review.
  • 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
  • ISeeYou project
  • Dutch midwives’ views on and experiences with woman-centred care – A Q- methodology study
  • Woman-centered care 2.0.: Bringing the concept into focus
  • Conflicting values experienced by Dutch midwives – Dilemmas of loyalty, responsibility and selfhood.
  • Advancing the concept of woman- centred care
  • Shared-decision making about place of birth
  • 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
  • Applying Intervention Mapping as a framework for developing an intervention to prevent maternal distress among Dutch pregnant women
  • Factors influencing maternal distress among Dutch women with a healthy pregnancy
  • 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 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
  • Maternal Distress - What do midwives do?
  • Primary & secondary preventive interventions for maternal distress
  • 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
  • Registered midwife
  • NMC registration 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

 

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Young Dutch Millennial Women's Perspective towards Motherhood

Journal Article
Van Beeck, E. A., Fontein-Kuipers, Y., Baaima, I., & Schuiteman-Van Der Hoek, S. (2019)
Young Dutch Millennial Women's Perspective towards Motherhood. Global women's health, 2(1), 42-47
This qualitative study explores perspectives towards motherhood of young Millennial women for preconception care purposes. The findings highlight the specific views that Mille...

Proactive behaviour in midwifery practice: A qualitative overview based on midwives’ perspectives

Journal Article
Mestdagh, E., Timmermans, O., Fontein-Kuipers, Y., & Van Rompaey, B. (2019)
Proactive behaviour in midwifery practice: A qualitative overview based on midwives’ perspectives. Sexual and Reproductive HealthCare, 20, 87-92. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.srhc.2019.04.002
Background: Midwifery practice is in the process of continuing developments and contemporary working conditions asking for proactive behaviour, which could increase work-effic...

Non-medical prescribing behaviour in midwifery practice: a mixed-methods review

Journal Article
Fontein-Kuipers, Y., Brouns, M., Driessen, E., Mestdagh, E., & Van Rompaey, B. (2019)
Non-medical prescribing behaviour in midwifery practice: a mixed-methods review. Evidence Based Midwifery, 17(1), 27-34
Background: Non-medical prescribing is a new skill in midwifery practice. Information is needed on whether this is an activity that is feasible, appropriate, meaningful and ef...

Dutch midwives’ views on and experiences with woman-centred care — A Q-methodology study

Journal Article
Fontein-Kuipers, Y., de Groot, R., van Beeck, E., van Hooft, S., & van Staa, A. (2019)
Dutch midwives’ views on and experiences with woman-centred care — A Q-methodology study. Women and Birth, 32(6), e567-e575. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2019.01.003
Background: Woman-centred care is a philosophy for midwifery care management of the childbearing woman. There is no mutually recognised internalised way in midwifery to provid...

Portrayal of Shared Decision-Making in Lifetime Documentary Series 'One Born Every Minute'

Journal Article
Fontein-Kuipers, Y., Van Duijvenbode, J., & Pluymaekers, M. (2019)
Portrayal of Shared Decision-Making in Lifetime Documentary Series 'One Born Every Minute'. SM journal of nursing, 5(1),
Background: Pregnant women use childbirth reality programs to prepare themselves for childbirth. It is unknown how shared decision-making in intrapartum midwifery care is repr...

I-POEMS Listening to the voices of women with a traumatic birth experience

Journal Article
Fontein-Kuipers, Y., Koster, D., Romijn, C., Sakko, E., Stam, C., Steenhuis, N., …Willigen, I. V. (2018)
I-POEMS Listening to the voices of women with a traumatic birth experience. Journal of Psychology and Cognition, 3(2), 29-36. https://doi.org/10.35841/psychology-cognition.3.2.29-36
This qualitative study, utilizing a feminist perspective, aimed to explore and articulate women's recall of emotional birth trauma experiences. The reason being that one in ev...

Reports of work-related traumatic events: a mixed-methods study

Journal Article
Fontein-Kuipers, Y., Duivis, H., Schamper, V., Schmitz, V., Stam, A., & Koster, D. (2018)
Reports of work-related traumatic events: a mixed-methods study. European Journal of Midwifery, 2, https://doi.org/10.18332/ejm/100611
INTRODUCTION There is limited evidence of the effect and impact on midwives of being involved or witnessing traumatic work-related events. We categorised midwives’ selfreport...

Validity and accuracy of the Whooley questions to identify maternal distress in Dutch pregnant women

Journal Article
Fontein-Kuipers, Y., & Jomeen, J. (2019)
Validity and accuracy of the Whooley questions to identify maternal distress in Dutch pregnant women. Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice, 14(1), 33-45. https://doi.org/10.1108/jmhtep-06-2018-0034
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate the validity and accuracy of the Whooley questions for routine screening of maternal distress in Dutch antenatal care. D...

‘ISeeYou’: A woman-centred care education and research project in Dutch bachelor midwifery education

Journal Article
Fontein-Kuipers, Y., Romeijn, E., Zwijnenberg, A., Eekhof, W., & van Staa, A. (2018)
‘ISeeYou’: A woman-centred care education and research project in Dutch bachelor midwifery education. Health Education Journal, 77(8), 899-914. https://doi.org/10.1177/0017896918784618
Objective: To examine how student midwives in higher education learn to become competent and confident woman-centred practitioners. Design: Participant observation study usin...

Woman-centered care 2.0: Bringing the concept into focus

Journal Article
Fontein-Kuipers, Y., De Groot, R., & Van Staa, A. (2018)
Woman-centered care 2.0: Bringing the concept into focus. European Journal of Midwifery, 2, https://doi.org/10.18332/ejm/91492
INTRODUCTION Woman-centered care has become a midwifery concept with implied meaning. In this paper we aim to provide a clear conceptual foundation of woman-centered care for ...

Pre-Napier Funded Projects

  • eMind - eMidwifery, occupational therapy & Nursing Digitalisation
  • SwAP to Care
  • PATH - PerinAtal MenTal Health
  • ENSURE - Everybody counts
  • What's Up Mama
  • Virtual Relief
  • Midwives4Mothers Woman-midwife relationships can save lives
  • SHIFT - Sexual Health In the over FourTy-fives, with attention for menopause
  • MEtoWE - Maternal life balance during transition to parenthood
  • PRIME - Prescribing In MidwifEry
  • Ups & Downs
  • ISeeYou
  • Transition to parenthood
  • 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
  • The needs, barriers and facilitators reported by midwives and nurses on eHealth usage
  • The effect of Virtual Reality during labour on pharmacological pain relief
  • Barriers and facilitators to implement a Midwifery Model of Care in Flanders
  • Self-efficacy and performance in digital adaptability among nurses and midwives
  • eMind: Digitial adaptability of midwives and nurses in Flanders - closing the gap
  • The effect of Virtual Reality during labour on women's pain perception
  • Depression-related stigma and depression literacy among postpartum women in the Netherlands
  • 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
  • Validation of the postpartum bonding questionnaire
  • Coping behaviour associated with pregnancy-related anxiety
  • Maternal emotional wellbeing up to one year postpartum
  • Woman-centred care reported by women in different sized practices
  • The value that midwifery students place on the birth stories