Midwives in the regions Geldrop, Mierlo & Helmond

The Team

Midwifery practice ‘’Vol Verwachting’’ in Geldrop and Mierlo consists of our team experienced midwives with lots of passion for their job. While looking for a midwifery practice, we recommend focusing on finding the right match. You need to feel comfortable with your midwife and you must be on the same page regarding the treatment methods. We believe trust in yourself, and the midwife is essential for a pleasant pregnancy and delivery. This is why we pay lots of attention on the connection between us and the future mother and partner.

Would you like to meet us? Schedule a free consultation here. Hopefully see you soon!

Madelon Janssen

Practice owner, midwife,
sonographer and mother of 2

“Hello, I’m Madelon Janssen. In 2012 I graduated as a midwife and since January 1st 2014, I have been working as midwife and ultrasound technician at midwifery practice ‘’Vol Verwaching’’. Within the practice, I can pay full attention to the future parents, and accompany them during the pregnancy, delivery and in the maternity weeks.

I am a mother of two wonderful boys (2016 and 2018). This made me experience what it is like to be on the other side of the job – a very special experience. My pregnancy was not always easy and comfortable. My deliveries on the other hand both went rather smoothly, with the help of my colleague Tea, both of my boys were born at home. Due to my own experiences, I can empathise even better in experiencing pregnancy and the accompanying questions. I understand that it can make you insecure at times. It can be very nice to be reassured by a familiar face who can guide you from experience.

Our midwives’ care is accessible, which is very important to build trust. Confidence in yourself and in your midwife is very important to go through your pregnancy, delivery and postpartum properly.

In 2020 I followed the training for conception and IUD placement together with my colleague Tea, which is a nice addition to our profession and makes the care even more complete.”


Tea Bijlsma

Practice owner, midwife,
sonographer and mother of 3

I have been working as a midwife since 2012 and since 2014 I have been working in the midwifery practice ‘’Vol Verwachting’’ as a midwife and sonographer with great pleasure and satisfaction.

We are a small-scale and accessible midwifery practice. I think it is important to be able to offer all the attention and time to the mother-to-be, so that you, as a pregnant woman and partner, feel safe and heard in a surrounding that you trust. Our goal is to build a bond and to ensure that you can look back on this special and intimate period with a good feeling.

In September 2016,  March 2020 and May 2022, under the great guidance of Madelon, I became the mother of Jesse, Hugo and Valerie. I’ve had completely different pregnancies and deliveries. The first was a happy pregnancy with a difficult, the second was a less pleasant pregnancy with a smooth home birth, which was what I wanted, and the third was a difficult pregnancy ánd delivery…Although, for all of them, I thought it was a very special experience. Being able to experience pregnancy and birth myself has meant that I can empathize even better as a midwife.


Michelle Regts


Hello! Since April 2023 I have started at Praktijk Vol Verwachting. 

After 11 wonderful years as a clinical Midwife in the hospital, I now want to guide expectant parents through the entire process of pregnancy, childbirth and maternity. This way I can build a bond with pregnant women and their partner and offer them personal guidance during this special period.

In my free time I enjoy my husband and our four children. I am sportive, love reading and gardening, and a pleasant evening with family and friends should certainly not be missed.

At Praktijk Vol Verwachting, my main goal is to provide the best care for mother and child with love and positive energy. This is how we achieve maximum results together in this special time!

pasfoto Michelle voor Vol Verwachting

Kyara van de Wetering


My name is Kyara van de Wetering, and as of October I will be joining the team. I have been working as a midwife in the Helmond region since 2021, where I enjoy practicing this wonderful profession.

What I love about midwifery is guiding (expectant) mothers in one of the most special but also vulnerable periods of her life, the variety that a day can bring, and, of course, guiding births.

In my free time I like to go out into nature for a nice walk or a run. In addition, as a Burgundian I also like to be in the kitchen or on the terrace with friends.I’m looking forward to getting to know you, hopefully see you soon!

Foto voorstelstukje VV Kyara

More information

We look forward to meeting you to see if we are the right midwifery practice for you. Make an appointment here for a free consultation or contact us. If you would like to learn more about our approach and our locations, please click here.