De transitie naar het moederschap is lichamelijk en geestelijk een heftige gebeurtenis. De verbinding met jezelf en anderen wordt opnieuw gedefinieerd. Sommige kraamvrouwen beschrijven het zelfs als een ‘spirituele tijd’. Zou een kraambedpsychose tegen die achtergrond niet beter te begrijpen zijn? Te erkennen dat zo’n golf van veranderingen zo krachtig kan zijn dat een moeder op drift kan raken? Het medische model blijkt weinig houvast te bieden voor de kersverse moeder om haar ervaringen te begrijpen. Er bestaan andere invalshoeken om psychoses bij kraamvrouwen te benaderen, en andere manieren om hulp te bieden.

Het Vroede Geluid maakte voor jullie een longread gebaseerd op het symposium “Moeder op Drift – Postpartumpsychose anders benaderd’ ” georganiseerd op 28 mei 2021 door de werkgroep Te gekke moeders en de Stichting Psychiatrie en filosofie.

[Link: https://www.psychiatrieenfilosofie.nl/moeder-op-drift]

De longread bestaat uit twee bijdragen van die dag; de film van Cynthia Dorrestijn en de lezing van Rodante van der Waal. Beiden bieden een andere kijk op ‘kraambedpsychose’.

Madyasa Vijber is doing her final internship in midwifery,She speaks out about our lack of resistance to the system in the form of self-care and raises awareness about mental health of midwives and midwifery students.  is a doula, and is regularly involved in feminist and anti-racist activism in the Netherlands.  

Madyasa Vijber is doing her final internship in midwifery, is a doula, and is regularly involved in feminist and anti-racist activism in the Netherlands.  

She speaks out about our lack of resistance to the system in the form of self-care and raises awareness about mental health of midwives and midwifery students. 

Further reading: 

Websites

Books

  •  Lorde, A. (2007). Sister Outsider. Crossing Press.- Beaumont, E., Durkin, M., 
  • Kirkham, M. (2000). The Midwife-mother Relationship. Macmillan Publishers.
  • Nagoski, E., & Nagoski, A. D. (2020). Burnout. Penguin Random House.
  • Brown, B. (2012). The Power of Vulnerability: Teachings on Authenticity, Connection and Courage (1ste ed.). Sounds True, Inc.

Articles:

  • Hollins Martin, C. J., & Carson, J. (2016). Compassion for others, self-compassion, quality of life and mental well-being measures and their association with compassion fatigue and burnout in student midwives: A quantitative survey. Midwifery, 34, 239–244. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2015.11.002
  • Durkin, M., Beaumont, E., Hollins Martin, C. J., & Carson, J. (2016). A pilot study exploring the relationship between self-compassion, self-judgement, self-kindness, compassion, professional quality of life and wellbeing among UK community nurses. Nurse Education Today, 46, 109–114. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2016.08.030
  • Warmelink, J. C., Hoijtink, K., Noppers, M., Wiegers, T. A., de Cock, T. P., Klomp, T., & Hutton, E. K. (2015). An explorative study of factors contributing to the job satisfaction of primary care midwives. Midwifery, 31(4), 482–488. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2014.12.003
  • Fenwick, J., Sidebotham, M., Gamble, J., & Creedy, D. K. (2018). The emotional and professional wellbeing of Australian midwives: A comparison between those providing continuity of midwifery care and those not providing continuity. Women and Birth, 31(1), 38–43. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2017.06.013

Contractions is produced by Rodante van der Waal and Vinny Taylor. Contact: Rodantevanderwaal@gmail.com

In de tweede aflevering van de serie vroede vrouwen gaan we in gesprek met Djanifa da Conceicao. Djanifa studeerde in 2015 af aan de Verloskunde Academie Rotterdam Sinds 2017 werkt zij als vroedvrouw en praktijkhouder in een praktijk in Rotterdam Zuid. Daarnaast is zij bekend als de VerlosMoeder. Met een eigen youtube kanaal, instagram account en podcast bereikt ze zwangere vrouwen en jonge moeders in het hele land.

Bahareh Goodarzi is a midwife, teacher and researcher at the Midwifery Science department of Amsterdam UMC, The Netherlands. The Netherlands. She has started two working groups on diversity, inclusivity and anti-discrimination, one at the AVAG Midwifery Academy Amsterdam Groningen, and one at the Royal Dutch organization of midwives (KNOV). Goodarzi’s research focusses on risk selection in maternal and newborn care, particularly on the risk of inequity in care outcomes. 

Bahareh Goodarzi is a midwife, teacher and researcher at the Midwifery Science department of Amsterdam UMC, The Netherlands. The Netherlands. She has started two working groups on diversity, inclusivity and anti-discrimination, one at the AVAG Midwifery Academy Amsterdam Groningen, and one at the Royal Dutch organization of midwives (KNOV). Goodarzi’s research focusses on risk selection in maternal and newborn care, particularly on the risk of inequity in care outcomes. 

Further reading: 

  • Burnett (2020) Dismantling racism in education: In 2020, the year of the nurse & midwife, “it’s time.”
  • Zanting (2020) The ‘exotic other’ in medical curricula: Rethinking cultural diversity in course manuals.
  • Zaidi (2021) From the “top-down” and the “bottom-up”: Centering Foucault’s notion of biopower and individual accountability within systemic racism
  • Lim (2021) Students’ perceptions on race in medical education and healthcare.
  • Vyas (2020) Hidden in Plain Sight — Reconsidering the Use
    of Race Correction in Clinical Algorithms.

Dr. Michelle Sadler is an anthropologist and one of the forefront academics and activists, globally fighting obstetric violence. Sadler fights for the recognition of obstetric violence as violence against women and for the importance to call it out as such. She is an associate researcher at the Adolfo University in Chile, and director of the Chilean Observatory of Obstetric Violence.

Dr. Michelle Sadler is an anthropologist and one of the forefront academics and activists, globally fighting obstetric violence. Sadler fights for the recognition of obstetric violence as violence against women and for the importance to call it out as such. She is an associate researcher at the Adolfo University in Chile, and director of the Chilean Observatory of Obstetric Violence.

We spoke at a philosophy of childbirth conference in Alcalá, Spain




Rebecca Ashley is a midwife and researcher studying the connection between neoliberal financial crises and the crisis of midwifery work. She imagines what a socialist model of midwifery care could be. 

Rebecca Ashley is a midwife and researcher studying the connection between neoliberal financial crises and the crisis of midwifery work. She imagines what a socialist model of midwifery care could be. 

 

Further reading