Royal Dutch Organisation of Midwives (KNOV)


The Royal Dutch Organisation of Midwives is the only midwifery organisation in the Netherlands.
It was founded in 1898 and the aims are to strengthen the position of midwives in the health care system (union work); improving quality of care, developing standards and guidelines, representing midwives in official policymaking bodies, representing midwives in organisations with health care insurances, with other medical professionals and taking care of common interests.

Members are independent midwives (around 1200), locums (300), secondary care working midwives (350), student midwives and others.