The Practice

Gezondheidscentrum Rhea

Are you pregnant and living in or near Amsterdam?
Then you are very welcome in our friendly midwifery practice during your pregnancy, for guidance at childbirth or postnatal care.


Hygiëa is a small practice in Amsterdam Zuid (South Amsterdam) with two midwives and that’s why we can provide personal care. We also provide a good continuity of care which we think is important during this special time. We would like to discuss your wishes for the pregnancy, childbirth and post natal period. We are open-minded as long as your health and that of your baby is not in danger.

Irena speaks Polish and Russian and of course Dutch and English. If you do not speak Dutch she would be pleased to help you during the pregnancy, childbirth and the post natal period in Polish or Russian.

For more Polish information you can visit the Polish site which was started by Polish midwives in the Netherlands.

All kinds of disciplines within one health centre

Our practice is within health centre Rhea where also a dietician, a reflexology therapist, a hypnotherapist, an acupuncturist and a physiotherapist are working. During the pregnancy you can get help from any one of these other disciplines if needed, for instance if you have problems or are worried about your pregnancy or the period during and after childbirth.


We are a member of the professional organization of midwives, de Koninklijke Nederlandse Organisatie van Verloskundigen and are registered in their quality register. This guarantees the quality of the midwives and checks that they keep up-to-date with new developments and refresher courses. We also follow the latest insights and protocols.