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Jill is passionate about helping parents and their babies get the best start in life. She is an advocate, a voice for the newborn. She received her Teachers Diploma from the University of Cape Town, South Africa in 1983. She taught in Zimbabwe and South Africa and lectured at the teachers training college. She has supported the work of Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) since 1988, and played a key role in her full-time capacity since 2000. Together with Nils, she created four DVDs and wrote a book Hold Your Premie specifically for parents of premature babies. She trains nursing staff in KMC, works with developmental care, is a doula and a Kangaroula. She is a speaker at national and international conferences and published a number of articles with titles like as “Whose choice? Advocating Birthing Practices According to Baby’s Biological Needs,” and “A Voice for the Baby.” She and Nils have three children, two just finished at University.