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Bahareh  Goodarzi

I am a midwife, a lecturer and a PhD student. 

At the Department of Midwifery Science, we conduct research into the content and quality of midwifery care. The findings can be used to improve midwifery care so that women and their families can make well informed choices that are most appropriate for them in the situation they are in. 

Our research is based on the premise that pregnancy and birth are physiological events and that medical interventions should only be advised if they are beneficial for mother or child. 

Research topic:
Risk selection in maternal and newborn care.

Short biography:
I qualified as a midwife in 2007. From 2007 to 2012 I worked as a primary care midwife. While I worked as a midwife, I did a master in Health Management at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. From 2012 to 2015 I worked as a policy advisor at the Royal Dutch Collage of Midwives. Since 2011 I work as a lecturer at the Midwifery Academy in Amsterdam. I started my PhD project in 2015 at the Department of Midwifery Science, AVAG, Amsterdam Public Health research institute, VU University Medical Center

Master thesis:
Twee handen op één buik; de samenwerking tussen eerstelijns verloskundigen en huisartsen in Nederland, bezien vanuit het institutioneel perspectief. Available via: