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M. Nieuwenhuijze RM MPH

M. Nieuwenhuijze  Marianne Nieuwenhuijze is head of the Midwifery Science Research Department at the knowledge centre for Midwifery Education & Studies Maastricht, which is part of Zuyd University in the Netherlands. Marianne is a midwife and took a Master of Public Health.
In research, Marianne’s fields of interest are women’s views on care and health promotion in maternity care, with a special focus on women’s mental well-being during pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period. Presently she is doing research on women’s choices and decision-making in midwifery care, e.g. with regard to birthing positions. Together with her team she is conducting a research project on the development and implementation of health promotion interventions for obesity and mental health in midwifery practices.