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

 

Date


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How the Topic 'Transition to Parenthood' Relates to the Learning and Role Expectation of Dutch Student Midwives Who-Are-Mothers

Journal Article
Fontein-Kuipers, Y., Kogels, E., & Kolukirik, G. (2018)
How the Topic 'Transition to Parenthood' Relates to the Learning and Role Expectation of Dutch Student Midwives Who-Are-Mothers. Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, 1(1), 1-8
The aim of this qualitative exploratory study, using a constant comparison method, was to explore midwifery students who-are-mothers' perceptions on how the topic 'transition ...

Conflicting Values

Journal Article
Kuipers, Y., den Hartog-van Veen, H., Klop, L., & Zondag, L. (2018)
Conflicting Values. Clinical Research in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1(1),
Objective: The objective of the study was to explore the dilemma’s, the conflicting values, and their underlying factors that Dutch midwives experience when they find it diff...

ISeeYou – Evaluation of a woman-centred care pilot project in Bachelor midwifery education and research

Journal Article
Fontein-Kuipers, Y., & Romeijn, E. (2018)
ISeeYou – Evaluation of a woman-centred care pilot project in Bachelor midwifery education and research. Midwifery, 58, 1-5. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2017.11.005
Aim: to evaluate the ISeeYou project that aims to equip first year Bachelor midwifery students to support them in their learning of providing woman-centred care. Methods: the...

Shared Decision-Making Regarding Place of Birth–Mission Impossible or Mission Accomplished?

Journal Article
Fontein-Kuipers, Y., Banda, A., Hassink, E. O., & Ruiter, D. D. (2017)
Shared Decision-Making Regarding Place of Birth–Mission Impossible or Mission Accomplished?. Women's Health, 3(2), 36-44. https://doi.org/10.17140/whoj-3-120
Aim: To explore Dutch pregnant women’s experiences of shared-decision making about place of birth to better understand this process for midwifery care purposes. Design: Quali...

Responding to maternal distress: from needs assessment to effective intervention

Journal Article
Fontein-Kuipers, Y., van Limbeek, E., Ausems, M., de Vries, R., & Nieuwenhuijze, M. (2017)
Responding to maternal distress: from needs assessment to effective intervention. International Journal of Public Health, 62(4), 441-452. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00038-016-0910-0
Objectives To perform a needs assessment of maternal distress to plan the development of an intervention for the prevention and reduction of antenatal maternal distress. Meth...

Development of a Concourse for a Q-Method Study about Midwives’ 2perspectives of Woman-Centered Care

Journal Article
Fontein-Kuipers, Y. (2017)
Development of a Concourse for a Q-Method Study about Midwives’ 2perspectives of Woman-Centered Care. Health Education and Care, 1(2), 31-36. https://doi.org/10.15761/hec.1000107
Objective: To transparently describe the development of a Q-set for a Q-method study about midwives’ perspectives of woman-centered care. Research design: Q-methodology is a ...

An Intervention to Prevent and Reduce Maternal Distress in the Netherlands - Its Development from Start to Finish

Journal Article
Kuipers, Y. F. (2016)
An Intervention to Prevent and Reduce Maternal Distress in the Netherlands - Its Development from Start to Finish. Women's Health International, 2(1), https://doi.org/10.19104/whi.2016.115
Prevalence rates and the health problems related to maternal distress instigated the development of an intervention to prevent and reduce maternal distress during pregnancy. I...

Maternal Distress-Every Unhappy Pregnant Woman is Unhappy in Her Own Way

Journal Article
Fontein-Kuipers, Y. (2016)
Maternal Distress-Every Unhappy Pregnant Woman is Unhappy in Her Own Way. Journal of Psychiatry and Mental Health, 1(1), https://doi.org/10.16966/2474-7769.106
Maternal distress varies in prevalence rates and displays various complaints, signs and symptoms. Additionally, multiple factors and causes contribute to both women’s vulnerab...

Midwives’ perceptions of influences on their behaviour of woman-centered care: a qualitative study

Journal Article
Fontein-Kuipers, Y., Boele, A., & Stuij, C. (2016)
Midwives’ perceptions of influences on their behaviour of woman-centered care: a qualitative study. Frontiers in Women’s Health, 1(2), 36-42. https://doi.org/10.15761/fwh.1000107
Aim: To explore Dutch pregnant women’s experiences of shared-decision making about place of birth to better understand this process for midwifery care purposes. Design: Quali...

The effect of Wazzup Mama?! An antenatal intervention to prevent or reduce maternal distress in pregnancy

Journal Article
Fontein-Kuipers, Y. J., Ausems, M., de Vries, R., & Nieuwenhuijze, M. J. (2016)
The effect of Wazzup Mama?! An antenatal intervention to prevent or reduce maternal distress in pregnancy. Archives of Women's Mental Health, 19(5), 779-788. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00737-016-0614-8
We evaluated the effect of the intervention WazzUp Mama?! on antenatal maternal distress in a non-randomized pre-post study including healthy women in 17 Dutch midwifery pract...

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