About us

Meet the team

Verloskundigen 101 is a successful practice delivering babies for over 500 mothers every year. Set up in 2003, Verloskundigen 101 operates from Johannes Verhulststraat in Amsterdam South taking care of pregnant women in Amsterdam and surroundings.

Experienced & dedicated midwives

Meet our midwives who are happy to go the extra mile for you! Our facilities include a warm and relaxing midwifery practice as well as with state-of-the-art scanning equipment providing the latest in ultrasound technology including 3D and 4D ultrasound scans at our ultrasound centre Echo Amsterdam. We have a small team of highly experienced midwives and ultrasound experts who will be guiding you throughout your pregnancy, birth and beyond. We offer personal and complete antenatal care at all stages of your pregnancy, birth and beyond tailor-made to suit your needs.

Experienced in expat care

Our aim is to enable expectant mothers to have a positive and reassuring pregnancy and childbirth experience. Our philosophy of care is based on respect for pregnancy as a state of health and viewing childbirth as a normal, healthy, physiological process.

High quality and complete maternity care

We are committed to promoting an environment of medical excellence, informed choice and superior care, adopting a holistic approach throughout the pregnancy and during childbirth. We are trained to monitor and signal medical risks closely. If necessary, we will do additional research or refer you to an obstetrician in the hospital of your choice. We work closely with all hospitals in Amsterdam and the surrounding area.

Whether you visit us for ultrasound scans only, or for complete midwifery care, we aim to give you, and your partner, a reassuring environment to discuss your needs at this important and emotional time, enabling you to visualise the forthcoming birth with positivity.

Ira-Lisa Ter Beek – midwife

“In midwifery It’s very important that a woman can experience her pregnancy and birth in her own way, with guidance that suits her needs. Having a baby is the most beautiful and special moment of your life. It is fantastic that I can be here as your midwife to guide you through!”

After her bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences at the VU, she followed her dream and became a midwife. Ira-Lisa graduated in early 2021. Outside work she likes to travel and lives together with her boyfriend in Amsterdam. Ira-Lisa speaks Dutch and English. 

Sophie Raven – midwife

“What I think is most important is that you make your own decisions throughout the process of being pregnant and giving birth. Of course supported by the information and guidance we provide. In that way you retain your autonomy and you can look back positively on the entire process, which gives a good start as a family.”
Sophie gets energy from the personal contact and the fact that every day is different as a midwife. She was immediately accepted for the Midwifery Academy in Amsterdam and studied together with Ira-Lisa.Sophie snowboards down the steepest mountains in the winter and always has a smile on her face. Sophie speaks Dutch and English.

Sophie Six – midwife

“Pregnancy and childbirth is a very special moment in a woman’s life. It’s my privilege to guide you as your midwife and support your needs to provide you everything necessary, allowing you to create a feeling of trust in your body and in the process of pregnancy, birth and beyond.  So all mothers-to-be feel relaxed and confident to experience this live event”

After being an obstetric nurse at the OLVG since 2006, she graduated as a midwife in 2011 and worked at Verloskundigen 101 ever since. She did research for the WHO and trained midwives on the Thai-Burmese border before returning to Holland and settle with her family. From of July 2019 she is board member of the KNOV (Royal Association of Midwives in the Netherlands). She lives together with her husband and their four little children, two boys and two girls, in Amsterdam. Sophie is fluent in Dutch, English and German and moderate in French.

Inge Smelik – midwife

“The best compliment a midwife can get is when a woman tells you after birth she is so proud at herself”

Inge graduated as a midwife in 2019. She is currently finishing her Master degree in Evidence Based Practice at the University of Amsterdam. In her free time she enjoys living in Amsterdam the Pijp area and loves coffee. Inge speaks Dutch and English.