met baby1Marlies Galema is a highly experienced midwife. Apart from that she has taken several courses, both in the Netherlands and abroad, on attachment between parents and child and the transition to parenthood.

 vision and passion:

“To develop and give an excellent and professional preparation for the delivery and parenthood, aimed at BOTH partners.”

She does this with midwives who have been specially trained by her and who share a similar vision and passion.

The arrival of a baby and the transition to parenthood are unique and sometimes major events in one’s life. This transition deserves a solid, professional preparation and coaching. In most cases two people have a baby together, but most part of the preparation is aimed at mother and child. The partner and the idea of having a child together usually receives little attention. Research shows, however, that support from the partner has a positive effect in several ways. It is good to know how the partner can give this support.

In Marlies’ courses and training programmes, BOTH parents form a unique team in the preparation for future parenthood and during the delivery.

She does this, together with her colleagues, through:

  • Offering courses for (future) parents: Prettig Bevallen, a preparation for the delivery and Prettig Ouderschap, a preparation for the transition to parenthood.
  • Training programmes for midwives on their role in the preparation and coaching of BOTH (future) parents during delivery and transition to parenthood.
  • Participating in scientific research on the role of the partner and the transition to parenthood.
  • All courses and training programmes are based on scientific research, wide experience in midwifery and specialized training.