Midwife, working in rural part of the Netherlands (Usquert, Groningen).
She works since 2004 and because of her encounters with women's experiences in childbirth she developed many activities as an activist for women's rights in childbirth.
In her opinion, many problems that occur between pregnant women and their caregivers have a root in communication and/or the lack of it. To her this topic is heavily undervalued in discussions about safety, in favour of the importance of guidelines and protocols.
Where she can she speaks about this, to raise awareness for it.
Besides that she is an active member of the KNOV, and involved in various other projects about the organization of maternity care in her own region.
She writes a blog about her experiences and opinions on www.vroedvrouwenradicaal-rebekka.blogspot.com
Rebekka is a mother of three children (22, 21 and 14 years old).