I hope you’ve found me on your quest for a compassionate, articulate and entertaining childbirth educator or for a birth class in the Brighton, Michigan area. My WordPress site is currently under construction, so please stay tuned for blog posts, class information and testimonials. Be sure to visit the Livingston County Birth Circle for more information about the free monthly support group for expectant women. Join us!
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.
Then my feelings about my past life as an aspiring songwriter came bubbling up, and the tears flowed freely down my cheeks.
Call me a ‘birth nerd’ or a ‘birth junkie’, but I have letters after my name so that makes me legit 😉 YASSS, birth is my jam. It totally rocks my socks off.
I’d love to chat with you about your pregnancy and birth wishes. Please include your estimated due date in your comment so I can better understand your needs. Thanks!