About Jennifer Walker

ABOUT ME

I am passionate about empowering women and inspiring family centred care. I have been working in the birth field since 2006. In 2015 I became an international Spinning Babies® Approved Trainer. I am currently the director of the Spinning Babies® Certified Parent Educator Program.  

I am the co-founder of BiA Doula Training, an NBvD approved birth doula training. I offer trainings and lectures throughout Europe (and abroad) as a doula, Spinning Babies® trainer and birth keeper who is passionate about the possibilities.  

I am a certified doula CD(CBI) and have also trained with DONA international as a Birth Doula. I am a member of the Dutch National Doula Association (NBvD).  I have a HBO degree in Foundations of Western Medicine (Medische Basiskennis). I am a life long learner and have attended workshops with international teachers including: Angelina Martinez Miranda, Barbara Harper, Dr. Carol Phillips, Debra Pascali-Bonaro,  Elizabeth Davis, Gail Tully, Heather Bruce, Ina May Gaskin, Penny Simkin,  Robbie Davis-Floyd, Robin Lim, Dr. Sarah Buckley and Verena Schmid.

I have attended hundreds of births supporting families in their homes, and in every hospital and birth centre in Amsterdam. I have experience with a broad range of birth experiences including: breech babies, waterbirth, premature babies, C-sections,VBAC’s, inductions, medicated and natural birth, single mothers, and supporting families who wish to have older children and other family members present at the birth.

I am bilingual English/Dutch and support international families as well as Dutch families.

I am a Canadian, who has lived in Amsterdam for 21 years. Prior to becoming a doula I was a theatre producer and the director of development for an international theatre association. I am the mother of two adult sons.