Ilona van der Vloed

Ilona van der Vloed

45 jaar uit Amsterdam

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Verloskundige bij het Geboortecentrum in Amsterdam

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September 17, 2009 12:10

Rochelle en Ilona aan het werk in het Geboortecentrum Amsterdam.



Fotografie Paul Hilkens

De Job Swap is een project van de Stichting Henry Hudson 400 in samenwerking met BKB en wordt mede mogelijk gemaakt door NY400. De wildcard actie wordt georganiseerd met Het Parool en AM New York.

Rochelle Lipshutz

Rochelle Lipshutz

49 years old from New York

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Midwife at the Beth Israel Medical Center in New York

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September 23, 2009 09:20

I just finsished assisting with my first birth in NYC since my return from the Netherlands.  I was in the usual confines of the hospital practice with monitoring, IV, epidural, etc., but my patient did beautifully.  She delivered lying on her left side, I placed the baby immediately on mom's abdomen for skin-skin contact and waited patiently for the placenta to deliver spontaneously....really nothing different than I've done for the past 23 years, but I felt totally renewed.  My work with Ilona for the past 2 weeks has really helped me to appreciate the normality of the birth process.  What a wonderful profession I have!!!  Thanks so much for the experience, I think it will last my lifetime.

The Job Swap is an initiative of the Henry Hudson 400 Foundation and BKB, in cooperation with the NY400. The Wildcard contest is organized together with newspapers Het Parool (Amsterdam) and AM New York (New York).