We are at your service with 5 midwives at 2 practices in Amsterdam-Zuid. We are all qualified midwives, we regard every birth as special, and we enjoy our busy and varied profession, which takes us all over Amsterdam and into your home.
We are here to support you and give you confidence during pregnancy and childbirth. Meet the team and get an idea of our practice. We hope to see you soon!
TINEKE VAN SCHUPPENA midwife since 2003
For Tineke, boosting the confidence of pregnant women and making them aware of their inner strength and of motherhood, is the cornerstone of her profession.
She is a midwife through and through and cannot imagine herself in any other profession. In addition, as the owner of this business and chair of the EVAA board, she is engaged in policy issues and works to improve midwifery care in Amsterdam, among other things.
She fits in her family of 3 children, Mees, Marie and Dirck, around her work, as one would expect of a community midwife who is always available and who likes to be closely involved with clients.
SUZANNE DE REIJKEA midwife since 2005
Suzanne was 4 when she watched her mother give birth to her little sister.
From that moment, she had no doubt she wanted to be a midwife – a sentiment that still rings true. ‘It was meant to be,’ says Suzanne. ‘Whenever I receive the call, I take off to deal with the birth.’ Along with Tineke, Suzanne is the co-owner of this business and via Verloskundigen Amsterdam Zuid, she offers a welcoming practice that supports women in all their concerns, at all times. That is precisely how Suzanne gets to know her clients and develops the mutual trust that gives pregnant women self-confidence.
Suzanne herself has 2 daughters: Amèlie and Rozalie.
INGRID DE GRAAFA midwife since 2003
Ingrid completed her midwifery training at Erasmus University College Brussels and has meanwhile also become a specialist sonographer.
The combination of the medical aspects and working according to proven methodologies, coupled with the miracle of childbirth and a profession that offers variation, has always appealed to Ingrid.
Level headed and relaxed, Ingrid attends births without being obtrusive. She assists clients and gives them all the space and support they need to maximise their inner strength.
Ingrid herself is a mother of 3; Inès, Zaina and Kenza.
JENNIE VAN DEN BOERA midwife since 2013
Jennie likes to get acquainted with brand new parents and to be able to inform them about the exciting period that awaits them.
She finds it a challenge to adapt her care as best as possible to each personal situation so that well-considered choices can be made. The best part of the job is to give confidence to expectant parents so that they believe in their own abilities.
It gives her great satisfaction to be present at the start of a new family!
WILLEMIJN ROBBERSA midwife since Januray 2015
Since January 2015 Willemijn works with great pleasure as a midwife in Amsterdam.
What she loves about this line of work is that each pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum period is different. This makes the work varied and challenging.
Pregnancy, childbirth and parenthood is a very special moment, it’s very nice to have the opportunity to be part of this.
THE ASSISTANTS OF OUR PRACTICE
MIRJAM POLPractice assistant since 2007
Miriam joined the practice after the birth of her daughter Guusje.
As a practice assistant, she is the first point of contact for clients, a role she thoroughly enjoys. ‘I am often one of the first with whom clients share the news that they are pregnant, that is a very special moment to which I enjoy devoting extra time and attention.’
Through her dedication, Mirjam aims to ensure that women feel truly welcome. ‘I look forward to work every day.’
ILSE WESTMAAS-SCHOUTENPractice assistant since 2011
After a media career, Ilse opted for midwifery.
It’s a career that she can combine with caring for Ulla, her newborn daughter, but it also appealed to her very much following her own childbirth experience.
Ilse still regards it as a privilege to be able to share this beautiful and exciting time with clients. ‘It is precisely because I remember so well how important visits to the midwife were for me that I want women to know nothing is too much trouble for us and they are most welcome here.’ Ilse enjoys each day of her work here. ‘I fulfil my role with love and enthusiasm.’
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We look forward to meeting you. Are you pregnant, wanting to conceive, or do you have questions?
Then call us and let’s get to know one another.