prof. dr. K.W.M. (Kitty) Bloemenkamp

prof. dr. K.W.M. (Kitty) Bloemenkamp

Full Professor
prof. dr. K.W.M. (Kitty) Bloemenkamp
  • Birth Center - Medical

Research Programs

Child Health



Professor Kitty W.M. Bloemenkamp is a Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist and Chair Birth Centre, Wilhelmina’s Children Hospital, University Medical Centre Utrecht, the Netherlands.


Her Residency training programme in Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Reproductive Medicine was followed in Leiden University Medical Centre, Leiden (1997-2002).  Her PhD Thesis: "Oral contraceptives, venous thrombosis and the role of coagulation defects" was at the department of  Clinical Epidemiology. Thereafter she became a Fellow Maternal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Fetal Medicine at University College Hospitals, London, United Kingdom (2003). She was appointed as a maternal fetal medicine specialist at the department of Obstetrics of Leiden University Medical Centre (LUMC) (2004-2015).


Her main research interest is “Maternal Health” globally, the health of a woman throughout her (reproductive) lifecycle is investigated.  From preconception, complicated (early) pregnancy, towards delivery, postpartum and consequences of these complications later in life. Especially maternal mortality and morbidity. She has been involved in designing, conducting, analysing and writing articles in several national and international research projects in the field of Obstetrics. Resulting in more than 200 publications in important medical journals. She is at present and has been Principal Investigator of several RCTs, case control, cohortstudies and experimental studies in the field of Maternal Health.

Member Board Dutch Consortium for Healthcare Evaluation and Research in Obstetrics and Gynecology - NVOG Consortium 2.0 (2003-2014), in which several large randomised controlled trials (grants from ZON MW) are completed (Hypitat, Digitat, STAN, Amphia, Ppromexil, Womb, Truffle, Apostel II, Probaat, Hypitat II, Hyras, Allopurinol, Totem, Hypitat II, Apostel I,II,III Protwin). And running Apostel VI, Glucomoms, Index etc. See http: http://www.studies


She is the Chairman of Nethoss (Netherlands Obstetric Survey Study, nationwide ongoing registration study), Audit Committee of Maternal Mortality, Netherlands and of INOSS (International Network of Obstetric Survey Systems).

Research Output (233)

One-Sided Chronic Intervillositis of Unknown Etiology in Dizygotic Twins:A Description of 3 Cases

van der Meeren Lotte E., Krop Juliette, Dijkstra Kyra L., Bloemenkamp Kitty W.M., Cornish Emily F., Nikkels Peter G.J., van der Hoorn Marie Louise P., Bos Manon 30 apr 2021, In: International journal of molecular sciences. 22 , p. 1-7

Counseling and surveillance of obstetrical risks for female childhood, adolescent, and young adult cancer survivors:recommendations from the International Late Effects of Childhood Cancer Guideline Harmonization Group

van der Kooi Anne Lotte Lolkje Femke, Mulder Renee L., Hudson Melissa M., Kremer Leontien C.M., Skinner Rod, Constine Louis S., van Dorp Wendy, van Dulmen-den Broeder Eline, Falck-Winther Jeanette, Wallace W. Hamish, Waugh Jason, Woodruff Teresa K., Anderson Richard A., Armenian Saro H., Bloemenkamp Kitty W.M., Critchley Hilary O.D., Demoor-Goldschmidt Charlotte, Ehrhardt Matthew J., Green Daniel M., Grobman William A., Iwahata Yuriko, Krishna Iris, Laven Joop S.E., Levitt Gill, Meacham Lillian R., Miller Emily S., Mulders Annemarie, Polanco Angela, Ronckers Cécile M., Samuel Amber, Walwyn Tom, Levine Jennifer M., van den Heuvel-Eibrink Marry M. jan 2021, In: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 224 , p. 3-15 13 p.

Temporizing management vs immediate delivery in early-onset severe preeclampsia between 28 and 34 weeks of gestation (TOTEM study):An open-label randomized controlled trial

Duvekot Johannes J., Duijnhoven Ruben G., van Horen Eva, Bax Caroline J., Bloemenkamp Kitty W., Brussé Ingrid A., Dijk Peter H., Franssen Maureen T., Franx Arie, Oudijk Martijn A., Porath Martina M., Scheepers Hubertina C., van Wassenaer-Leemhuis Aleid G., van Drongelen Joris, Mol Ben W., Ganzevoort Wessel, jan 2021, In: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica. 100 , p. 109-118 10 p.

Investigation of stillbirth causes in Suriname:application of the WHO ICD-PM tool to national-level hospital data

Prüst Zita D, Verschueren Kim J C, Bhikha-Kori Gieta A A, Kodan Lachmi R, Bloemenkamp Kitty W M, Browne Joyce L, Rijken Marcus J 31 dec 2020, In: Global Health Action. 13

Postpartum hemorrhage in Suriname:A national descriptive study of hospital births and an audit of case management

Kodan Lachmi R, Verschueren Kim J C, Prüst Zita D, Zuithoff Nicolaas P A, Rijken Marcus J, Browne Joyce L, Klipstein-Grobusch Kerstin, Bloemenkamp Kitty W M, Grunberg Antoon W 18 dec 2020, In: PLoS ONE. 15

Applicability of the WHO maternal near-miss tool:A nationwide surveillance study in Suriname

Verschueren Kim Jc, Kodan Lachmi R, Paidin Raëz R, Samijadi Sarah M, Paidin Rubinah R, Rijken Marcus J, Browne Joyce L, Bloemenkamp Kitty Wm dec 2020, In: Journal of Global Health. 10 , p. 1-14 14 p.

Why magnesium sulfate 'coverage' only is not enough to reduce eclampsia:Lessons learned in a middle-income country

Verschueren Kim J C, Paidin Rubinah R, Broekhuis Annabel, Ramkhelawan Olivier S S, Kodan Lachmi R, Kanhai Humphrey H H, Browne Joyce L, Bloemenkamp Kitty W M, Rijken Marcus J okt 2020, In: Pregnancy Hypertension. 22 , p. 136-143 8 p.

Obstetrical bleeding in women with MYH9-related disease:A systematic review

Punt Marieke C., Ruigrok Nienke D., Bloemenkamp Kitty W.M., Schutgens Roger E.G., Kremer Hovinga Idske C.L., van Galen Karin P.M. 30 sep 2020, In: Haemophilia. p. 1-6 6 p.

The experiences and attitudes of hemophilia carriers around pregnancy:A qualitative systematic review

Punt Marieke C., Aalders Tanja H., Bloemenkamp Kitty W.M., Driessens Mariette H.E., Fischer Kathelijn, Schrijvers Marlies H., van Galen Karin P.M. 1 jul 2020, In: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis. 18 , p. 1626-1636 11 p.

Childbirth outcomes and ethnic disparities in Suriname:a nationwide registry-based study in a middle-income country

Verschueren Kim J C, Prüst Zita D, Paidin Raëz R, Kodan Lachmi R, Bloemenkamp Kitty W M, Rijken Marcus J, Browne Joyce L 7 mei 2020, In: Reproductive health. 17

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