One to one care, throughout your whole pregnancy. Verloskees.nl is an established and reputable independent and personal midwifery service based in Groningen. Verloskees.nl midwifery practice stands for personal supervision, low-threshold contact, plenty of time and a relaxed attitude. Would you like to know more? Have a look around.


Welcome to verloskees.nl! The midwifery practice of Joyce Schouten in Groningen.I’ve been working in and around Groningen since April 2012, and all Mums-to-be are welcome to register with me. I work alone in this small practice and am therefore very flexible. This allows me to invest plenty of time and attention in the parents-to-be, providing personal care and good, adequate information.


I work with the UMCG (university hospital) and Martini Hospital, both located in Groningen. And I also assist homebirths, waterbirths and upright births, suchs as delivering on a birthing stool.

My back-up midwifery practice is called ‘springtij’ and is located in Usquert (north of Groningen). In case of illness or 2 births at the same time, Rebekka or Mirjam will back me up.

The practice can be found at Lijnbaanstraat 12 in Groningen, near the Damsterdiep. Here, I carry out antenatal clinic (during day- and evening-time) and organise antenatal classes.

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I’ve been fascinated by the wonderful world of midwifery ever since my first day at the Midwifery Academy in Groningen. I graduated in 2008. In order to experience as many different aspects of my fantastic profession as possible (and to see more of the world), I’ve worked in many different places since then. From Moari births in New Zealand, the very hot and remote Australian outback to hectic a mega hospital in London with over a 6500 deliveries a year! After four years of broad and busy midwifery and obstetric diversity, but less qualitative form of care, I decided to change my way of work.


Back home in Groningen, a new challenge awaits me. The birth of my own midwifery practice; Kees. Both the name and work ethos are based on the New Zealand concept; case loading. In which the midwife takes care of a small number of pregnant women each month by giving them one to one care. I’m convinced that this way of working is the most effective and also the most enjoyable. It allows me plenty of time to supervise Mums-to-be personally with enough space to develop trust and confidence in their pregnancy, childbirth and newborn period; to enjoy the wonder of motherhood!

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This page gives all kinds of extra information about your pregnancy. Click on the subject and download a .PDF file. Is your question not featured here? Send a mail to joyce@verloskees.nl or call me. I’ll be pleased to help you answer your question.

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Verloskees.nl can be reached day and night via the following phone number:
06-50 51 20 80

Zuiderpark 20A
9724 AH Groningen

Emails can be sent to joyce@verloskees.nl

If you’d like to register with Kees, click here for the online registration form .


Will you be visiting verloskees.nl by car?
Parking options are on the Oosterkade or in the new Damsterdiep parking garage.

Are you arriving by public transport?
The following buses stop at the Hereplein:
1,2,3,4,6,11,22,35,39,40,61,65,83,140 en 165.
Verloskees.nl is just around the corner. Check the map.

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