I am a mother of 4 children and wife of 15 years to my amazing and supportive husband, Chris. I have been teaching childbirth education and attending births since 2010 and have loved every minute of it. I am certified through CAPPA and enjoy advocating for women and babies through education, activism and community outreach. I became an Evidence Based Birth® Instructor in 2015 and a Certified Health Coach in 2016 through the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute. In supporting many mothers during their postpartum period and helping them navigate the early months of parenthood, I have found great purpose and enjoyment.
They call me “Earth Mama Jenn” because of my crunchy ways. I like to eat ‘close to the earth,’ though I still enjoy a donut (or three) from time to time. We have a kitchen garden and backyard chickens, and prefer to shop at the local organic food co-op and health food stores. I relate my birth philosophy to my lifestyle choice in that I believe our bodies were created as nature intended and under normal circumstances need very little intervention to bring forth “fruit”.
My passion for birth came after a life-changing birth experience of my own with my third born. I felt called to share my passion with other parents-to-be. Over the years, I’ve learned that not everybody is going to have the same wishes that I had for my birth, but something we more than likely have in common is the desire for a positive birth experience. This means something different for every mother. My wish is to help you come away from your birth experience with gratitude and a sense of satisfaction knowing that you were supported and respected throughout your labor, birth and postpartum period.