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

  • EU COST 18212 Action Perinatal Mental Health and Birth-Related Trauma: maximising best practice and optimal outcomes (DEVoTION)
  • Midwifery Unit Network (MUNet)
  • Concerning Maternity Network Group
  • Small-sized and caseload midwifery practices
  • 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
  • Lancet Midwifery Series
  • Kennispoort

 

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.
  • Black Mirror: Midwifery practice and education in Antwerp: forecasting its future with scenario planning
  • Validity and accuracy of the Whooley questions and Fear of Childbirth Scale to identify antenatal reduced emotional wellbeing.
  • 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
  • Woman-centred care - mission impossible or catch 22?
  • 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.
  • ‘ISeeYou’: A woman-centred care education and research project in Dutch bachelor midwifery education.
  • Listening to the voices of women with a traumatic birth experience
  • Non-medical prescribing behaviour in midwifery practice: a mixed-methods review.
  • 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
  • Dutch midwives’ views on and experiences with woman-centred care – A Q- methodology study
  • Non-medical prescribing behaviour in midwifery practice: a mixed-methods review.
  • ISeeYou project
  • Dutch midwives’ views on and experiences with woman-centred care – A Q- methodology study
  • Listening to the voices of women with a traumatic birth experience – an animation “She will always remember”.
  • Woman-centred care 2.0
  • MEtoWE
  • 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
  • Shared-decision making about place of birth
  • Advancing the concept of woman- centred care
  • A Dutch midwifery research agenda
  • Looking over the neighbour’s fence - to learn about woman-centred care from other professions
  • Midwives’ perceptions of influences on their behaviour of woman-centred care
  • 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
  • Public Health in midwife-led care: Opportunities, challenges and dilemmas in antenatal management of care for Maternal Distress
  • 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
  • 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
  • Maternal distress- What do midwives do and what motives do they have? A two-phased exploratory study
  • 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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WazzUp Mama?! The development of an intervention to prevent and reduce maternal distress during pregnancy

Thesis
Kuipers, Y. (2016)
WazzUp Mama?! The development of an intervention to prevent and reduce maternal distress during pregnancy. (Thesis). Maastricht University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/2871410
Intervention Mapping was used as a framework to develop a midwife-led intervention to prevent or reduce maternal distress during pregnancy. An extensive needs assessment showe...

Using Intervention Mapping for Systematic Development of a Midwife-Delivered Intervention for Prevention and Reduction of Maternal Distress during Pregnancy

Journal Article
Kuipers, Y., van Limbeek, E., Ausems, M., de Vries, R., & Nieuwenhuijze, M. (2015)
Using Intervention Mapping for Systematic Development of a Midwife-Delivered Intervention for Prevention and Reduction of Maternal Distress during Pregnancy. International Journal of Women's Health and Wellness, 1(1), https://doi.org/10.23937/2474-1353/1510008
The authors describe how Intervention Mapping was used to develop a midwife-led intervention to prevent or reduce maternal distress during pregnancy. An extensive needs assess...

Factors influencing maternal distress among Dutch women with a healthy pregnancy

Journal Article
Fontein-Kuipers, Y., Ausems, M., Budé, L., Van Limbeek, E., De Vries, R., & Nieuwenhuijze, M. (2015)
Factors influencing maternal distress among Dutch women with a healthy pregnancy. Women and Birth, 28(3), e36-e43. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2015.02.002
Background: Maternal distress is a public health concern. Assessment of emotional wellbeing is not integrated in Dutch antenatal care. Midwives need to understand the influenc...

Reducing maternal anxiety and stress in pregnancy: what is the best approach?

Journal Article
Fontein-Kuipers, Y. (2015)
Reducing maternal anxiety and stress in pregnancy: what is the best approach?. Current Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 27(2), 128-132. https://doi.org/10.1097/gco.0000000000000155
Purpose of review To briefly review results of the latest research on approaching antenatal maternal anxiety and stress as distinct constructs within a broad spectrum of mater...

Midwifery care in the community during the woman’s pregnancy

Book Chapter
Kuipers, Y. (2014)
Midwifery care in the community during the woman’s pregnancy. In R. Mander, & V. Fleming (Eds.), Becoming a midwife (28-40). (2nd edn.). London: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203074367-10
Stories such as this made me realise that pregnancy is a major event in the life of a woman and her family and represents a journey to motherhood. How to become a caring, safe...

Antenatal interventions to reduce maternal distress: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised trials

Journal Article
Fontein-Kuipers, Y., Nieuwenhuijze, M., Ausems, M., Budé, L., & de Vries, R. (2014)
Antenatal interventions to reduce maternal distress: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised trials. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 121(4), 389-397. https://doi.org/10.1111/1471-0528.12500
Background: Maternal distress can have adverse health outcomes for mothers and their children. Antenatal interventions may reduce maternal distress. Objective: To assess the ...

Dutch midwives' behavioural intentions of antenatal management of maternal distress and factors influencing these intentions: An exploratory survey

Journal Article
Fontein-Kuipers, Y. J., Budé, L., Ausems, M., de Vries, R., & Nieuwenhuijze, M. J. (2014)
Dutch midwives' behavioural intentions of antenatal management of maternal distress and factors influencing these intentions: An exploratory survey. Midwifery, 30(2), 234-241. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2013.06.010
Objective: to explore midwives' behavioural intentions and the determinants of these intentions with regard to the management of antenatal care of women with maternal distress...

Making the transition from 'being delivered' to 'giving birth' A literature review and reflection on the potential for introducing the UK model of 'caseload midwifery' to the Netherlands midwifery

Journal Article
Kuipers, Y. (2008)
Making the transition from 'being delivered' to 'giving birth' A literature review and reflection on the potential for introducing the UK model of 'caseload midwifery' to the Netherlands midwifery. MIDIRS midwifery digest, 17(1), 35-40
This article reviews the literature about the use of caseload midwifery based on the UK model and explores the best way to implement this into Dutch community midwifery

A Clinical Decision

Journal Article
Kuipers, Y. (2008)
A Clinical Decision. MIDIRS midwifery digest, 18(1), 35-38

Introduction of a prenatal screening policy in the Netherlands and its consequences

Journal Article
Fontein, Y. (2006)
Introduction of a prenatal screening policy in the Netherlands and its consequences. MIDIRS midwifery digest, 12, 2-5

Pre-Napier Funded Projects

  • eMind - eMidwifery, occupational therapy & Nursing Digitalisation
  • SwAP to Care
  • ENSURE - Everybody counts
  • PATH - PerinAtal MenTal Health
  • 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
  • PRIME - Prescribing In MidwifEry
  • MEtoWE - Maternal life balance during transition to parenthood
  • Ups & Downs
  • ISeeYou
  • Transition to parenthood
  • Woman-centred care
  • Promoting Healthy Pregnancy – WazzUp Mama?!

Non-Napier PhD or MSc by Research supervisions

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