About us

Bolle Buik is a midwifery practice with over 25 years of experience in obstetrics home care. We consider women to be autonomous individuals and we encourage them to trust in their own strength and intuition. Together with pregnant women and their partners, our midwifes will do everything to make sure the pregnancy progresses as normal as possible.

Bolle Buik represents professional personal care in every sense. The midwife monitors the natural process of the pregnancy, birth and postnatal period from a certain philosophy:
“natural if possible, technical if required”. The most important thing for us is that you are able to look back at your pregnancy, birth and postnatal period with a positive feeling. This
means that we are actually there for you. It is no problem if you want to schedule an extra consultation or give us a call because you’re worried. We want to hear your wishes and
ideas so that we can give you the best care and support.. 

we have also achieved the 'good practice logo'.
Which is the official quality logo
received from the Flemish
Professional Association of Midwives
.

 

Our Midwifes

Patty

Midwife
My name is Patty. (region Rotselaar). Since I was 5-year old, I told everyone I was going to be a midwife! As Bolle Buik midwife, I give support during pregnancy, labour, birth and postnatal care. In 2016 , I followed a training as Hypnobirthing® practicioner and since then I teach the Hypnobirthing® pregnancy course. The birthingcenter Birth&Breakfast is a part of my house. During their stay, all the B&B- babies and their parents are being pampered by me. In private, all my attention and love goes to my husband Louis, my four sons, their partners and my grandchildren. To be aware of the superpower of Women, the miracle of birth and being able to share in the joy of brand-new parents, makes this profession to the most beautiful of the world.

Alexandra

Midwife/lactation consultant
(region Boutersem)

Nina Benedicte

Midwife
My name is Nina-Benedicte, (region Huldenberg) I feel myself a midwife in the larger sense of the word. My specialization is raising awareness, growth in consciousness and the emotional side of pregnancy, birth and parenthood. With a holistic approach I do post-natal home visits, prepare parents for birth and parenthood, offer psychological support, give workshops about healing birth trauma, about femininity and relationships. Hugo and I are the parents of six amazing children. We live in the green area at 15 km from Leuven in a very old house, also a B&B called ‘Huis van Rooi’, where you can enjoy nature, rest and silence during a short or long stay.

Britte

Midwife
I am Britte, (region Leuven) born and raised in the Netherlands, midwife since 2013. At Bolle Buik I guide parents during pregnancy, delivery and postnatal period. It is the journey with the people from pregnancy to postnatal period, which makes my work so much fun. But it is the deliveries that warm my heart. The birth of a baby is a special and impressive experience. As a midwife, always a privilege to be present.

Ann

Midwife
Hello, I am Ann, (region Brussels) assisting midwife for homebirths at Bolle Buik. I might sneak into your home at a very special time. Patty, Britte or Alexandra, call me for assistance when your baby is almost there. When I come in, I often find the ladies unavailable for polite introduction. They are fully concentrated on the last efforts, the intensity of the labour or the pushing, they might not even notice my presence. The (future) dads are often just as focussed, as well as your midwife, so I will try and see how I can best assist your birth. Sometimes it means staying at the background, not to disturb, but sometimes it is more usefull for me to step in, massage, encourage, give feedback, hand a drink, babysit the older kid, make pictures, get the cat out of the way, whatever...you can always let me know what you need, or what you don’t. I live in Brussels, and in my area I also take care of new families after they leave the hospital. I also teach private birth classes at home.

Inge

Midwife
(region Boutersem) Years ago, I started my studies Midwifery because of my fascination and endless interest in midwifery. Not as a 18-year old student but as a mum of 3 children I started the studies, not knowing that my enthusiasm would only grow. Since then, I work at the prenatal consultation in the Gasthuisberg Hospital Leuven, and I also work as an independent midwife giving postnatal care. Every mum is different, and every parent has own feelings, expectations and own way of dealing with the changes birth brings. Listening to young parents’ story and needs, and giving personal tips, advise or help is what I find very important (that’s what makes it so interesting). As ‘partner-midwife’ of Bolle Buik, I do my very best to give well customized postnatal care for the young family.

Barbara

Midwife
Hello, my name is Barbara, (region Kortenberg) wife of Hans, mother of three teenagers and midwife since 1998. After being a midwife in prenatal care, attending homebirths and hospital births, i now focus on the postnatal care with Bolle Buik. I find it really fascinating to see parents grow in their parenthood and it is a pleasure to support them on their jouney.
 

Emma

Midwife

Hi, I'm Emma (region Tildonk) and I can proudly say I've been working the past years as a midwife, a job I practice with love and passion. I always feel very honoured being able to be a small part of the beautiful gift of pregnancy. Meaning both the weeks leading up to the birth of the child as the weeks after for the fledging family. I'm an employed midwife at the Maternity ward and the Maternal Intensive Care of the Zol in Genk en work as a self-employed midwife at Bolle Buik. I try my very best to support the futur mom's and dad's during the pregnancy and the postnatal period. At the moment I'm still one of the assisting midwives at Bolle Buik to hopefully help you out one day during your home birth. Lastly I'm also a lactation consultant in order to guide futurmothers with their questions about breastfeeding by every means