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