Janneke Mathijssen

Midwife, sonographer & breastfeeding consultant IBCLC

My name is Janneke Mathijssen. For as long as I can remember, I wanted to be a midwife. I graduated at the academy for midwifery in Maastricht in 2016. I came to Haarlem-Noord to replace a collegae during her maternity leave. I decided to stay in the area, and in 2020 I got the change to start up a new practice: Luna. Together with Anika & Emily we work from upon the same vision: care with time, attention and trust.

It is very special to support you from the early beginning of the pregnancy. The best thing for me about being a midwife is to deliver your baby. It’s an honor, every time I can be there. It’s wonderful to not only see a baby being born, but also to support the birth of new parents! I’m very happy to work in our own practice, with the best team and with the same vision on midwifery care.

I have also been trained and certified as a breastfeeding consultant IBCLC. I can offer you extra care regarding feeding your baby. Together with the breastfeeding consultants in Haarlem, we organize a mom-café at Brownies and Downies every three weeks.

In 2022 I also followed the education to be a sonographer. I can make the basic ultrasounds.

In 2020 I became mother of our daughter Luus. What an experience to be pregnant, give birth (at home!) and be a mother.

In my spare time you can find me in the Efteling with my family, running through the Spaarndamse polder or behind my sewing machine.

Anika Mesman


My name is Anika Mesman. I’m working for Luna since the start of the practice in 2020. And since 2023 I’m a proud owner of the practice together with Janneke. We’ll meet regularly during the pregnancy so I would like to introduce myself.

I was born and raised in the area of Haarlem and I’m very happy to work here now! As a kid my fascination for pregnancy and birth has already arisen. My grandfather was a sheep-farmer and as a young girl I helped him delivering the lambs. After I got older my interest grew and soon I was sure: I wanted to become a midwife. Everytime it’s special to guide you through the pregnancy, delivery and post partum period. I love working in this small practice so we can get to know each other well so there’s enough space and attention to take care of you.

In 2023/2024 you may run in to me as a student-sonographer  at Luna. I’m very excited to discover this part of our job.

When I’m off duty I play guitar, love to go to a festival during the summer or spent time with my friends & boyfriend.

Bente Meijerink

During the coming period our team will be supported by midwife Bente Meijerink. She studied in Amsterdam (together with Anika) and worked for the last 3 years in Amsterdam. She moved to Haarlem recently. We are very happy that she will support our team on regular basis. You can meet her during the prenatal clinics our when she’s on call.

Malou Broekhuizen


My name is Malou Broekhuizen



Monique is our assistant. She is at the practice on Monday-, Tuesday- and Thursdaymornings from 07.30-13.30 O’clock. She can answer a lot of your questions and schedule your appointments. We are always available for information or questions: so when Monique isn’t working, your call will be forwarded to the midwife on call.


For the 13- and 20 week ultrasound you can meet one of our sonographers:  Monique Bakker or Marjon Koster-Zeestraten.

Student midwife

The future of midwives is very important, that’s why we sometimes offer placements for student midwives.
We are trained to supervise midwifery students from the Academies for Midwifery in Maastricht and Amsterdam/Groningen.