Meet our team

Midwifery Centre Nova has an enthusiastic, various and concerned team of midwifes. In order to keep you from seeing to many different faces during pregnancy we work in two teams; one per location. However in our close collaboration we help each other where we can so it is possible that you meet some midwives from the other team as well. Our unity behind the scenes guarantees a high standard of care at both locations.

Team van Swinden

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Marianne Bonarius

Midwife & Ultrasound specialist
Attentive – calm in care – passionate – beach lover – yoga – 2 kids & a wonderful husband
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Dayenne Aitatus

Beach holidays – cocktails – not very structured – family woman – calm – solution oriented

Team IJburg en Diemen

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Maaike de Ruiter

Midwife, ultrasound specialist & contraception specialist
Loyal – levelheaded – accurate – mother of 2 – primitive camping – epicurean
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Chandelle van Gelderen

Only child, yet also the oldest of 6 – not born, but raised in Amsterdam – pilates – bookworm – can always be found sitting at a restaurant terrace – passionate about midwifery


We do our utmost to divide the prenatal check-ups and shifts between the midwives of the regular teams. However, due to illness or holidays this is not always possible. In that case it is possible for you to meet a midwife who helps us out wherever possible. The midwives are all familiar with us and the practice and we fully trust them with the midwifery care.

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Inge Smelik

Midwife & Contraception Specialist
Smell of coffee – facetiming with friends for hours – house full of plants – 2 brothers and 2 sisters – sun – still in awe of the strength of women

Maria Villamarin

Empathetic – calm – levelheaded – world traveler – perfectionist – beach – dancing

Maartje Labots

Enthusiast – Decisive – Summer – 10.000 steps a day – The primal force of women – Amsterdam


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Marjanne Harder

Practice Assistent location van Swinden - mon, wed, thurs & fri
Mom of a son & daughter – camping – Amsterdammer – little town – working at the practice for 18 years – hardworking
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Irma Moolenaar

Practice Assistent IJburg & Miscarriage Coach - tue & fri
Houseboat near the Vecht – swimming & sailing – family woman – passionate about cooking & eating – informer Moeders voor Moeders – positive & practical attitude


It is very important to us to share our knowledge and enthusiasm with the next generation of midwives. We therefore choose to have interns from the midwifery academy Amsterdam. You might meet our students during clinic, your delivery and postnatal period. Depending on the phase in their education our interns will be either mostly observing or working independent under our supervision. It is important to know that our interns are always working together with us and never instead of us. However if you do not want an intern during you consult or delivery feel free to let us know.

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