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

Full Professor

  • Birth Center - Medical

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

Research Programs


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 (216)

Clinical outcomes in chronic intervillositis of unknown etiology

Bos M., Harris-Mostert E. T.M.S., van der Meeren L. E., Baelde J. J., Williams D. J., Nikkels P. G.J., Bloemenkamp K. W.M., van der Hoorn M. L.P. 1 feb 2020, In: Placenta. 91 , p. 19-23 5 p.

Pregnancy in Advanced Kidney Disease:Clinical Practice Considerations on a Challenging Combination

Snoek Rozemarijn, van der Graaf Rieke, Meinderts Jildau R, van Reekum Franka, Bloemenkamp Kitty W M, Knoers Nine V A M, van Eerde Albertien M, Lely A Titia 2020, In: Nephron. 144 , p. 185-189 5 p.

Comparison of outcome between intrauterine balloon tamponade and uterine artery embolization in the management of persistent postpartum hemorrhage:A propensity score-matched cohort study

Ramler Paul I., Henriquez Dacia D.C.A., van den Akker Thomas, Caram-Deelder Camila, Groenwold Rolf H.H., Bloemenkamp Kitty W.M., van Roosmalen Jos, van Lith Jan M.M., van der Bom Johanna G., 1 nov 2019, In: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica. 98 , p. 1473-1482 10 p.

Association of Timing of Plasma Transfusion With Adverse Maternal Outcomes in Women With Persistent Postpartum Hemorrhage

Henriquez Dacia D.C.A., Caram-Deelder Camila, le Cessie Saskia, Zwart Joost J., van Roosmalen Jos J.M., Eikenboom Jeroen C.J., So-Osman Cynthia, van de Watering Leo M.G., Zwaginga Jaap Jan, Koopman-van Gemert Ankie W.M.M., Bloemenkamp Kitty W.M., van der Bom Johanna G., 1 nov 2019, In: JAMA network open. 2

Prognostic models for adverse pregnancy outcomes in low-income and middle-income countries:a systematic review

Heestermans Tessa, Payne Beth, Kayode Gbenga Ayodele, Amoakoh-Coleman Mary, Schuit Ewoud, Rijken Marcus J., Klipstein-Grobusch Kerstin, Bloemenkamp Kitty, Grobbee Diederick E., Browne Joyce L. 30 okt 2019, In: BMJ global health. 4

Maternal and neonatal bleeding complications in relation to peripartum management in women with Von Willebrand disease:A systematic review

Punt M. C., Waning M. L., Mauser-Bunschoten E. P., Kruip M. J.H.A., Eikenboom J., Nieuwenhuizen L., Makelburg A. B.U., Driessens M. H.E., Duvekot J. J., Peters M., Middeldorp J. M., Bloemenkamp K. W.M., Schutgens R. E.G., Lely A. T., Van Galen K. P.M. 24 okt 2019, In: Blood Reviews. 39 9 p.

Mechanical methods for induction of labour

de Vaan Marieke Dt, Ten Eikelder Mieke Lg, Jozwiak Marta, Palmer Kirsten R, Davies-Tuck Miranda, Bloemenkamp Kitty Wm, Mol Ben Willem J, Boulvain Michel 18 okt 2019, In: The Cochrane database of systematic reviews. 10

Clinical characteristics of women captured by extending the definition of severe postpartum haemorrhage with 'refractoriness to treatment':a cohort study

Henriquez Dacia D C A, Gillissen Ada, Smith Sharissa M, Cramer Roos A, van den Akker Thomas, Zwart Joost J, van Roosmalen Jos J M, Bloemenkamp Kitty W M, van der Bom Johanna G, 17 okt 2019, In: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. 19

Bottom-up development of national obstetric guidelines in middle-income country Suriname

Verschueren Kim J C, Kodan Lachmi R, Brinkman Tom K, Paidin Raez R, Henar Sheran S, Kanhai Humphrey H H, Browne Joyce L, Rijken Marcus J, Bloemenkamp Kitty W M 9 sep 2019, In: BMC Health Services Research. 19

Reply to:Responsibility of scientific community in claiming to have found an association with recurrent pregnancy loss

Meuleman Tess, Baden N, Haasnoot G W, Wagner M M, Picavet C, Dekkers O M, Le Cessie S, van Lith J M M, Claas F H J, Bloemenkamp K W M 1 sep 2019, In: Journal of Reproductive Immunology. 134 , p. 35-35 1 p.

All Research Output (216)