Work/ Projects


PhD-candidate in Care Ethics, University for Humanistic Studies, Utrecht.

Independent Midwife at Midwives Van der Hoopstraat, Amsterdam.

Editor at political midwifery platform Het vroede geluid.

Twitter @RodantevdWaal

Instagram @rodantevanderwaal


Research Master Philosophy. University of Amsterdam, 2015-2018. Cum Laude.  
Thesis: Expecting – to Conceive of Pregnancy from the Perspective of the Maternal. Supervisors: dr. Aukje van Rooden, prof. Rosi Braidotti, prof. Yolande Jansen.

Bachelor Midwifery. Verloskunde Academie Amsterdam, 2015-2020.

Bachelor Philosophy. University of Amsterdam, 2010-2015.
Thesis: Labour, Birth, Event: Disclosing Labour as a Manifestation of the Sublime.


Producer of the podcast Contractions: The Politics of Midwifery

Broken Water together with artist Melissa van Vugt to enhance the visibility of obstetric violence, 2020-present.

Organisation of the Dutch research-network Concerning Maternity 2018-present. Please send an email to if you want to be connected.

Twinning up North with midwives in Iceland from KNOV, ICM and M4M, 2018-2020.

International symposium Concerning Maternity, University for Humanistic Studies, Utrecht, May 2019.

Mijn kind werd niet als sneeuw geboren, literary evening about the philosophy of childbirth in Perdu, Amsterdam, December 2018.

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