Trainings & Seminars

We are happy to share our experiences and expertise during training courses, clinical lessons and symposiums. You can always contact us to discuss the possibilities for an internal and tailor-made training. All our training courses are accredited by the professional organisations, such as KNOV and KCKZ. If
you would like to register a symposium, congress, lecture or training or if you would like to invite us as a speaker to a meeting you have organized, please email us:
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A lot of training and education about mourning and loss is not going through Corona at the moment, even though this knowledge is so important right now. Parents who now have to deal with the loss of their baby very much need the support and guidance of caregivers. Hiske Kuilman works as a loss coach for parents who lose their baby and she also gives training to care professionals who have to deal with this. She currently gives the online seminars ‘Maternity Care after the Loss of a Baby’. A practical and accessible training by means of an interactive webinar, especially for maternity nurses. In addition to theoretical knowledge about mourning and loss, you get a good picture of the impact and specific pain experienced by parents of a deceased baby. You will receive many practical tips on what to say or do and what not to do, as well as information about caring for vulnerable deceased babies and the role of your own emotions in these kinds of sad situations. This training has been accredited with 2.5 points by the KCKZ.

For everyone who registers via this link, Hiske will donate 5 euros to Steunpunt Nova. Are you a maternity nurse or do you know someone for whom this education is interesting? Would you like to share this link? Thank you in advance!

Lectures and trainings for midwives and maternity care by Hiske Kuilman can be requested via her website. Hiske gives about 30 accredited in-company trainings per year.
Flyer midwives
Flyer maternity care

25 February + 31 March 2020, Zwolle
12 May + 16 June 2020, Ede
 29 September + 3 November 2020
, Woerden
 2-day training Mourning Around Birth for midwives.
Click here for more information about content, follow-up dates, training places and registration. 

20 November 2020, Ede
 SCEM symposium, Loss in obstetrics 3

Programme to follow 

Previously, Steunpunt Nova collaborated on

7 november 2019             

SCEM symposium, Loss in obstetrics 2.
Read the programme here and download the pamphlet and the registration form.

Training “Maternity care after the loss of a baby”

Unfortunately, not every pregnancy ends in a baby being born alive. As a maternity nurse, you may have to deal with a family in which the baby has died. It is important to know how you can support a family that has to deal with this loss. Loss of a baby also means the loss of the future and dreams one had of living with this baby.

You can have an important role in the maternity week in getting to know and saying goodbye. In addition to theoretical knowledge about loss, you will receive practical tips about what you can and should not say or do. Finally, we look at your own reaction in a loss situation.

7 March 2019 and 26 March 2019
Round table meeting ‘Between (death) birth and funeral       

Organises by Rouw Rondom Geboorte (“Mourning Around Birth”): 

25 October 2018

Symposium loss and mourning in birth care, SCEM. See the program here

2 November 2018             

Annual congress of the
Professional Association Echoscopists Netherlands (BEN) for obstetrics and gynaecology. 

2 November 2018             

Regional meeting Perinatal audit. See the program here

27 November 2018           

Perined congress

All income directly benefits Steunpunt Nova.