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Midwifery in the Netherlands

Gepubliceerd: 25 september 2013, laatste update: 26 maart 2020

The Netherlands is not only famous for its tulips and windmills, its maternity system is just as outstanding. The Dutch tradition of a free choice of place of birth including home birth is quite unique in the western world.

The leaflet 'Midwifery in the Netherlands' will provide you with lots of information about the Dutch maternity and midwifery system, and touches upon some of the challenges we face.

Vision statement KNOV 'A New Balance in Midwifery Care'

This statement 'A New Balance in Midwifery Care' describes our vision and mission on midwifery care in the Netherlands.

Dutch Midwifery Summer School 2019

The Royal Dutch Organisation of Midwives (KNOV) offers certified midwives from abroad an introduction to the Dutch Midwifery system. The program has the capacity to place approximately eight midwives yearly for a two week period. The Dutch Midwifery Summer School starts the 15th of april 2019 and ends the 26th of april 2019.

The program is described below.

Registration for the Dutch Midwifery Summer School is closed.

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Photoalbum midwifery

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