Marianne Nieuwenhuijze was appointed professor Midwifery upon the establishment of the Research Centre for Midwifery Science in 2007. She initially worked as a clinical midwife and as a primary care midwife in a group practice, which marked the beginning of her extensive career within the midwifery domain, and the beginning of her interest in scientific research and the scientific underpinning of midwifery practice.
She participates in the development of midwifery education at Zuyd University, and, on behalf of the KNOV, she was a member of the working group responsible for updating the National Obstetric Indication List (VIL). She participates in national and international research projects and is the official Dutch representative in the European COST Action: Childbirth - Cultures, Concerns and Consequences.
Molenaar J, Korstjens I, Hendrix M, de Vries R, Nieuwenhuijze M. Needs of parents and professionals to improve shared decision‐making in interprofessional maternity care practice: A qualitative study, Birth, 2018; 45 (3): 245-254,2018.
Daemers DOA, van Limbeek EBM, Wijnen HAA, Nieuwenhuijze MJ, de Vries RG. Factors influencing the clinical decision-making of midwives: a qualitative study. BMC pregnancy and childbirth. 2017;17(1):345.
Merkx A, Ausems M, de Vries R, Nieuwenhuijze MJ. Come On! Using intervention mapping to help healthy pregnant women achieve healthy weight gain. Public Health Nutr. 2017:1-15. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1368980017000271
Daemers DO, van Limbeek EB, Bude LM, Wijnen HA, Nieuwenhuijze MJ, de Vries RG. The use of midwife-led primary antenatal care by obese women in The Netherlands: An explorative cohort study. Midwifery. 2016.
Fontein Y, Ausems M, de Vries R, Nieuwenhuijze M. The effect of Wazzup Mama?! An antenatal intervention to prevent or reduce maternal distress in pregnancy. Archives of Womens Ment Health [Internet]. 2016
Daemers DO, Wijnen H, Van Limbeek EBM, Bude L, Nieuwenhuijze M, M.E.A. S. The effect of gestational weight gain on likelihood of referral to obstetric care for women eligible form primary, midwife-led care after antenatal booking. Midwifery. 2016;34:123-32
Merkx A, Ausems M, Bude L, de Vries R, Nieuwenhuijze M. Dutch Midwives' Behavior and Determinants in Promoting Healthy Gestational Weight Gain, Phase 2: A Quantitative Approach. International Journal of Childbirth. 2015;5(3).
Merkx A, Ausems M, Bude L, de Vries R, Nieuwenhuijze M. Dutch Midwives' Behavior and Determinants in Promoting Healthy Gestational Weight Gain, Phase 1: A Qualitative Approach. International Journal of Childbirth. 2015;5(3). DOI: 10.1016/j.midw.2015.04.008
van Haaren-ten Haken T, Hendrix M, Smits L, Nieuwenhuijze M, Severens J, de Vries R, et al. The influence of preferred place of birth on the course of pregnancy and labor among healthy nulliparous women: a prospective cohort study. BMC Pregnancy & Childbirth. 2015, 15:33
Nieuwenhuijze MJ, Korstjens I, de Jonge A, de Vries R, Lagro-Janssen A. On speaking terms: a Delphi study on shared decision-making in maternity care. BMC pregnancy and childbirth. 2014;14:223. PubMed PMID: 25008286. Pubmed Central PMCID: 4104734.
Nieuwenhuijze M, Kane Low L, Korstjens I, Lagro-Janssen T. The role of maternity care providers in promoting shared decision making regarding birthing positions during the second stage of labor. Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health. 2014;00:1-9. doi:10.1111/jmwh.12187
Daemers DO, Wijnen HA, Van Limbeek EBM, Budé LM, Nieuwenhuijze M, M. S, et al. The impact of obesity outcomes of midwife-led pregnancy and childbirth in a primary care population: a prospective cohort study. BJOG. 2014;121(11):1403-13.
Fontein-Kuipers YJ, Nieuwenhuijze MJ, Ausems M, Budé L, de Vries R. Antenatal interventions to reduce maternal distress: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised trials. BJOG, 2014; DOI: 10.1111/1471-0528.12500
de Vries R, Nieuwenhuijze M, Buitendijk SE, the members of Midwifery Science Work Group. What does it take to have a strong and independent profession of midwifery? Lessons from the Netherlands. 2013;29:1122-1128
Fontein-Kuipers YJ, Budé L. Ausems M, de Vries R, Nieuwenhuijze MJ. Dutch midwives' behavioural intentions of antenatal management of maternal distress and factors influencing these intentions: An exploratory survey. Midwifery, 2013.
van Haaren-ten Haken T, Hendrix M, Nieuwenhuijze M, Budé L, de Vries R, Nijhuis J. Preferred place of birth: Characteristics and motives of low-risk nulliparous women in the Netherlands.
Nieuwenhuijze M, de Jonge A, Korstjens I, Lagro-Jansse T. Factors influencing the fulfillment of women's preferences for birthing positions during second stage of labor. J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol. 2012 Mar;33(1):25-31.
Korstjens I, Nieuwenhuijze M. Midwifery students and graduated midwives want to develop international competences in feasible European Midwifery Master of Science. Congress International Confederation of Midwives. Durban 23 June 2011.