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Jennifer Walker

Jennifer Walker is an experienced doula and co-founder of BiA Doula Training, a comprehensive education program. Jennifer is currently the Chair of the NBvD (Dutch Doula Association). Jennifer works internationally offering lectures and workshop on topics related to understanding anatomy and physiology as a basis for respectful and effective care; continuous support of labour; birth trauma and birthing positions. Jennifer’s work often involves creating collaboration and understanding between disciplines. She finds great joy in bringing doulas, midwives, doctors, and bodyworkers together to improve care for women and babies.

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See Jennifer’s workshop described in the Danish magazine for midwives, Jordemøder.

“I’m sharing Spinning Babies wisdom in Oslo, Norway and who should walk in the door? My neighborhood midwives from Amsterdam!! Thanks Vroedvrouwen van der Hoopstraat for joining me!!”

Canadian Jennifer Walker lives in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. In 2006 she left her career in theatre production and consulting to become a birth doula, one of the first certified doulas in the Netherlands. She was a speaker at the 2012 Human Rights in Childbirth Conference in the Hague. Jennifer has her HBO diploma in Foundations of Western Medicine. She is the mother of two teenaged sons.

It is with great Symmetry of Purpose that Jennifer Walker’s very first invitation to present Spinning Babies Workshop came from her birth town of St. George in Canada. A surprise to her to receive that invitation, but totally fitting, wouldn’t you say?

The workshop was mind-blowing, and a tour-de-force in the handiwork of teaching.  Clear, concise, passionate and to the point, with a sweet balance of fact, anecdote, discussion and hands on.

Katrine Jonasen, CTO,

I really think it was the best workshop I have attended for a long time. It’s hard to say what would have made it better. I came away inspired and eager to pass the techniques on to clients.

Birmingham, UK, Participant

Jennifer is a brilliant teacher who shares her knowledge with passion, conviction and a whole lot of laughter! It is such a joy to work with her! … Spinning Babies® is making a difference and I thank both of you from the heart of my bottom for all that you are doing in the world!!

Mary Kalau

Jen is so knowledgeable and made it all look easy. I was amazed at how well educated about the birth process Jen is. She definitely helped doulas be more respected and recognised among midwives here.

Belfast, Northern Ireland Participant

All my expectations and more were met. I left the workshop with new inspiration to help women in birth. And hope to help to prevent operative intervention.

Oslo, Norway Participant

Jennifer’s Upcoming Workshops

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Jennifer recalls…

“… Because my mother had become a lioness mother, she had birthed me with her own power, she stood in front of that [nursery] window. And the nurses kept sending her away. And she kept coming back. And she said, ‘I want my baby!’

And she said they said to her, ‘No, no, no, because you will disturb the other women with your baby crying.’

She said, ‘If I can find another woman who wants her baby, can I have my baby?’

And of course, she found another mother. Who doesn’t want their baby? I think at that moment a birth advocate was born in me.”

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