Transition to motherhood

    Women and midwives deciding together on care

    Publication date: 01 January 2015

    Mothers (to be) increasingly wish to make their own choices in the care provided during the childbearing process, including pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period.


    Research into the ‘transition to motherhood’ will be conducted from the course of life approach, and from the care periods

    1. becoming pregnant
    2. pregnancy
    3. postpartum period.

    Research is theory-forming and education- and practice-based. Research by midwifery students is executed as part of their Bachelor projects or within the Honours programme. Collaboration with students of other midwifery, health or non-health related programmes is an option. The Research Centre of Innovations in Care and the professional field are often the originators of the assignment and will have the roles of clients and supervisors in all this.