Jannet Bakker graduated as a midwife in 1979. During 18 years she worked as an independent midwife in a practice with mainly home deliveries in the Netherlands. There she developed interest in the physiology of childbirth and motivation to advocate the right of every woman to make autonomous decisions. She obtained a doctorate in the Faculty of Medicine of Amsterdam in 2013 with a thesis titled “studies on induced labor”. At this moment she works as a clinical midwife and researcher, her main subject in research is prevention of unnecessary medical interventions.