Small teams of 3 midwives

We think a personal approach is important. That is why we work in small teams of 3 midwives: team West and team East. If you attend the Centering Pregnancy program, we offer you a familiar face during these sessions. These are supervised by a permanent midwife and co-supervisor. In the last period of your pregnancy you will meet a second midwife who you will see weekly. So you got to know two of the three midwives in your team around the time of your delivery.*

If you opt for regular pregnancy care, we aim for you to see the same midwife in the first 30 weeks. Then you meet her colleagues from her team*.

*subject to holidays & illness


meet the team

team east

this team consists of Esma, Rianne en Tiba


In her first years as an independent midwife, Esma developed a strong vision about how best to care for pregnant women. She used this vision in 2011 to set up Geboorte in Praktijk full of energy (since ’21 amstermam). She can make optimal use of her strong and sparkling personality. She is constantly aware of the fact that everyone experiences pregnancy, childbirth and parenting differently.

“I have been able to supervise many pregnancies and deliveries. Every time it is, even for me, a miracle how such a little person is born. This miracle never gets used.”

Leisure: yoga & mindfulness

Esma Ldrissi
midwife & sonographer

No day is the same, intensive contact with people, a medical profession; it seemed something to Ryanne. For example, after her studies in Nutrition & Health, she came to Amsterdam to study obstetrics. She experiences the small-scale approach of amstermam as a great enrichment of her profession.

After a large group practice, Rianne opted for a smaller-scale approach in 2012. She experiences that she has come (even) closer to the pregnant women and their partners: an enrichment of her profession.

In 2009, Rianne used her acquired knowledge of nutrition and obstetrics in Cameroon. She worked there in a hospital with pregnant women and children of HIV-positive mothers. In her spare time, Rianne enjoys sports, making clothes and being outside a lot.

“When I talk about obstetrics, I immediately get a twinkle in my eye.”

Rianne Scholten
midwife & sonographer
Tiba van der Wiel

meet the team

team West

this team consists of Veerle, Marike and Hansje


In the friends-books at primary school it was already recorded: Veerle became a midwife. And she still knows for sure: she has the best profession in the world!

“Being able to gain the confidence to be a part of perhaps the most intense period of your lives, becoming parents, is a special privilege for me.”
Leisure: romantic lifestyle, creative excesses, loves that good market stall to put a nice meal on the table in the evening for a house full.

Veerle Verrest

From the age of about 10, Marike and her mother watched "the midwifery practice" on television. It was immediately clear: she wanted to become a midwife. At amstermam she finds the team spirit with the other midwives and the time and attention for pregnant women that she found nowhere else.

"I think it's lovely to guide parents in such a special and important period in their lives."
Leisure: interior styling

Marike van de Groep
midwife & sonographer

After an 8-year adventure in Australia as a paraveterinary, Hansje returned to the Netherlands in 2014 to make her obstetrics dream come true. Hansje believes it is important to give the pregnant woman and her partner the time and attention they need to enjoy the pregnancy and look forward to the delivery. amstermam gives this space and time.

“In my opinion, being a midwife is the most beautiful profession there is. A birth gives me goosebumps every time”.
Leisure time: animals, traveling

Hansje de Waard
midwife & sonographer i.t.

substitutes at amstermam

Because midwives go on holiday too, have a training day or are on (maternity) leave, the team sometimes changes. Below you will find our permanent substitutes.

Elin is onze vaste invaller. Je kunt haar zien in oost, west & centrum en bij Centering Pregnancy sessies. Natuurlijk kun je haar ook tegenkomen als ze dienst heeft voor team oost of team west.

Elin Groen
midwife - permanent substitute

practice support


From the tough business world, Niken made a very conscious choice in 2018 to make the transition to healthcare at amstermam. The interpersonal contact in a special period of a family's life gives her energy. You can hear and feel that when you have her on the phone or walk into the practice.

“I got my children into the practice, and was so impressed by the personal attention, energy and passion that I am very happy that I can now work with the same passion with which I was guided”.
Leisure time: baking & cooking. Much to the delight of her 3 children and husband.


In 2019, Jolien was introduced to the practice when she was pregnant. She felt a warm welcome and was impressed by the time, attention, involvement and knowledge of the team. A wonderful birth experience, she decided to put her job as an art director & food stylist aside to become part of this powerful team of women.

“I am honored to be part of this team of fantastic strong and lovely women. And to contribute to a special pregnancy journey for mothers and their partners”.
Leisure: cooking, restaurants, wine and cheese tastings

practice manager

midwife, host of Meeting amstermam

What do others think about our care

Find out why other pregnant women chose amstermam .


Anna T.

I just wanted to say a big thank you to all of you and especially Esma. Thank you so much for being with me. Thanks to you I had a dream birth. I couldn’t dream of a better experience and still amazed at how smooth it went. I will never forget that. Thank you!

Lotte B.

Personal and focused attention by professionals who really put you at ease. Small teams of midwives so you get to know everyone during your pregnancy. They take the time for you, listen to your wishes and prepare you thoroughly with information (on- and offline) during the pregnancy!

Sile, John & Oscar

Malou: you and your team are an inspiration, and you have made our birth experience such a positive one! We cannot say thank you enough for your help so far, you have truly been amazing. Thank you from our whole (new) family!

Hagar E.

I had a very good delivery and my midwife Bente knew exactly what I needed. I felt safe and in good hands; that was the most important thing for me and my daughter.

Nynke D.

Clear communication, fresh, sweet, sober and capable midwives and an optimistic attitude. We also really liked the space to design your own birth, and the experience with a pro home birth as well.

Sara B.

They are caring, punctual about appointment and check up, fast in taking action especially arranging with hospital, good listeners and they never force moms to take any actions that they don’t want. They have their points in suggesting manner.

Jennifer R.

The team Oost was very supportive. I have contact with different midwifes and a trainee, they all provide all the information and amazing support during the pregnancy and delivery

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Elisabeth G.

THANK YOU!!! Thanks for making this experience so special. They have respected every of my wishes, even tho things went a bit different. They have been always super helpful and full of knowledge. So loving and caring. Esma, what a beautiful soul, so sweet and understanding. Rianne was in my labor and she was amazing! So professional and detailed I only have kind words for all of them but specially for Esma and Rianne.

Jetty F.

I had great support during my pregnancy and delivery. Had many contact moments with Rianne, where my concerns / wishes were listened to and advice was given where necessary, so that I went home with a feeling of peace. Thanks to her expertise, Alida has given me a lot of self-confidence and peace during the delivery. I would definitely recommend amstermam.


Shandra S.

I would definitely recommend amstermam to all expecting mothers. A very nice midwifery practice, very open, sincere. Nice girls, nice team. Every appointment closed with a good feeling. Always very good help, the girls are very involved. They give you a very nice warm, homely feeling. Had a great birth with Veerle. She gave me a lot of confidence during the delivery and especially a lot of space. A birth where I could give my own input. I couldn’t wish for a better delivery.


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