Jacky Bloemraad-de Boer is a certified professional midwife, traditional Chinese medicine practitioner, doula, nutritionist and herbalist. In 2012 she began JJ Doula Training in Amsterdam and has trained more than 200 doulas.Boer has trained midwives across the globe for a three-year midwifery program that she created. She continues to teach midwifery sciences and complementary medicine for fertility, pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum. She has worked in the Netherlands and Africa as a midwife, doula, CAM therapist and educator.Boer lectures on global midwifery at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences in the Global Health Program and regularly speaks at maternal health and midwifery conferences around the world. She has published a book, A-Z for a Healthy Pregnancy and Natural Childbirth, and writes articles for health magazines.