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Research interests

At the following three institutions:

  1. University Medical Center Groningen, Department General Practice & Elderly Medicine, section Midwifery Science
  2. Amsterdam UMC (location VUmc), Department Midwifery Science AVAG, Public Health and Research Institute
  3. Western Sydney University, School of Nursing and Midwifery (Australia)

I conduct research in the area of the Women's Health Epidemiology. I examine the effect of (lifestyle) behavior, pregnancy and birth events on maternal and children's health. Therefore, I analyze large datasets of international population based data registries (e.g. Australian New South Wales linked data, Birthplace Study, Dutch Perinatal Data Registry), and cohort data (i.e. Lifelines Next, Lifelines ROAHD, EUCAN-Connect). By analyzing these data, I aim to develop models to optimize the use of clinical resources and optimize maternal health and birth outcomes. The accompanying results will contribute to improve maternity care, by providing future maternal care in the right amount of care at the right time in the right way to childbearing women and their (unborn) babies.

In all of my projects, I collaborate intensively with different stakeholders: (inter)national multidisciplinary researchers, healthcare professionals and (pregnant) women. Especially the involvement of women  (with low SES) in the development of interventions to ensure an optimal implementation in daily care is important in my projects.



Afname in zorggebruik van zwangeren en pas bevallen vrouwen in de huisartsenpraktijk en de huisartsenpost aan het begin van de coronapandemie.: Factsheet 2: huisartsenzorg voor zwangeren en pas bevallen vrouwen.

General health, healthcare costs and dental care use of elderly with a natural dentition, implant-retained overdenture or conventional denture: an 8-year cohort of Dutch elderly (aged 75 and over)

Intrapartum interventions and outcomes for women and children following induction of labour at term in uncomplicated pregnancies: a 16-year population-based linked data study

Intrapartum synthetic oxytocin, behavioral and emotional problems in children, and the role of postnatal depressive symptoms, postnatal anxiety and mother-to-infant bonding: A Dutch prospective cohort study

Risico communicatie over mogelijke effecten van rontgenstraling tijdens de zwangerschap: ervaringen van vrouwen

The needs of women and their partners regarding professional smoking cessation support during pregnancy: A qualitative study

Associations Between Mode of Birth and Neuropsychological Development in Children Aged 4 Years: Results from a Birth Cohort Study

Hoe groot moet een risico zijn om gezonde vrouwen in te leiden?

Impact of a Nurse-Led Health Promotion Intervention in an Aging Population: Results From a Quasi-Experimental Study on the "Community Health Consultation Offices for Seniors"

Impact of maternal height on birthweight classification in singleton births at term: a cohort study in The Netherlands: a cohort study in the Netherlands

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Inleiden bevalling om niet-medische redenen is risico voor gezondheid moeder en kind

21 Jul Why are healthy women are having their labour induced for no identified medical reason?

Onderzoek: zwangeren gaan sinds pandemie minder vaak naar de huisarts

Let's focus on mums & bubs

Inleiden van bevalling risicovol voor gezondheid van moeder en kind

Risico voor moeder en kind bij inleiden bevalling zonder medische indicatie

Inleiden van bevalling risicovol voor gezondheid van moeder en kind

Risico voor moeder en kind bij inleiden bevalling zonder medische indicatie

No discussion’: significant increase in women being induced for low-risk births, study finds

'Alarming' new study shows rising number of women induced for no medical reason: 'I have grieved the decision every day'

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