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 (248)

Association between COVID-19 lockdown measures and the incidence of iatrogenic versus spontaneous very preterm births in the Netherlands:a retrospective study

Klumper J., Kazemier B. M., Been J. V., Bloemenkamp K. W.M., de Boer M. A., Erwich J. J.H.M., Heidema W., Klumper F. J.C.M., Bijvank S. W.A.Nij, Oei S. G., Oudijk M. A., Schoenmakers S., van Teeffelen A. S., de Groot C. J.M. dec 2021, In: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. 21 , p. 1-9

A qualitative study on the experiences of haemophilia carriers before, during and after pregnancy

Punt Marieke C., Teela Lorynn, Fischer Kathelijn, Bloemenkamp Kitty W.M., Lely A. Titia, Driessens Mariette H.E., Pekel Lynnda, Haverman Lotte, van Galen Karin P.M. nov 2021, In: Haemophilia. 27 , p. e675-e682

Effectiveness of uterine tamponade devices for refractory postpartum haemorrhage after vaginal birth:a systematic review

Pingray V., Widmer M., Ciapponi A., Hofmeyr G. J., Deneux C., Gülmezoglu M., Bloemenkamp K., Oladapo O. T., Comandé D., Bardach A., Vázquez P., Cormick G., Althabe F. okt 2021, In: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 128 , p. 1732-1743 12 p.

Clinical value of early viscoelastometric point-of-care testing during postpartum hemorrhage for the prediction of severity of bleeding:A multicenter prospective cohort study in the Netherlands

Ramler Paul I., Gillissen Ada, Henriquez Dacia D.C.A., Caram-Deelder Camila, Markovski Alexander A., de Maat Moniek P.M., Duvekot Johannes J., Eikenboom Jeroen C.J., Bloemenkamp Kitty W.M., van Lith Jan M.M., van den Akker Thomas, van der Bom Johanna G. sep 2021, In: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica. 100 , p. 1656-1664 9 p.

Changes in local protocols on inpatient cervical priming and introduction of outpatient priming:A nationwide survey in the Netherlands

Croll Dorothée M.R., Hoge Peter C., Verhoeven Corine J.M., de Boer Marjon A., Bloemenkamp Kitty W.M., de Heus Roel aug 2021, In: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology. 263 , p. 148-152 5 p.

From passive surveillance to response:Suriname's efforts to implement maternal death surveillance and response

Kodan Lachmi R., Verschueren Kim J.C., Boerstra Geertje, Gajadien Inder, Mohamed Robert S., Olmtak Lily D., Mohan Satish R., Bloemenkamp Kitty W.M. 30 jun 2021, In: Global Health Science and Practice. 9 , p. 379-389 11 p.

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

Thrombomodulin is upregulated in the kidneys of women with pre-eclampsia

van Aanhold Cleo C.L., Bos Manon, Mirabito Colafella Katrina M., van der Hoorn Marie Louise P., Wolterbeek Ron, Bruijn Jan A., Bloemenkamp Kitty W.M., van den Meiracker Anton H., Danser A. H.Jan, Baelde Hans J. 11 mrt 2021, In: Scientific Reports. 11 , p. 1-8

Classifying maternal deaths in Suriname using WHO ICD-MM:different interpretation by Physicians, National and International Maternal Death Review Committees

Kodan Lachmi R, Verschueren Kim J C, McCaw-Binns Affette M, Tjon Kon Fat Ray, Browne Joyce L, Rijken Marcus J, Bloemenkamp Kitty W M 19 feb 2021, In: Reproductive health. 18 , p. 1-11

Foley catheter vs oral misoprostol for induction of labor:individual participant data meta-analysis

Kemper J. I., Li W., Goni S., Flanagan M., Weeks A., Alfirevic Z., Bracken H., Mundle S., Goonewardene M., ten Eikelder M., Bloemenkamp K., Rengerink K. O., Kruit H., Mol B. W., Palmer K. R. feb 2021, In: Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 57 , p. 215-223 9 p.

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