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After my first birth experience in a hospital, I was determined to give birth outside of the hospital setting with my second child. I found Jen last minute & she happily took me on no problem! She was more than supportive during labor/birth. She was calm, level-headed & encouraging the whole time all the while when I was freaking out which gave me a major boost in confidence & reassurance in my body’s ability to bring my baby into this world. She even travels! I was able to be myself around her as well! Major plus! I felt a whole lot safer and more comfortable giving birth at home. I didn’t have to worry about my wants being dismissed or being disrespected. This is the way birth should be. It shouldn’t be a traumatic experience. Birth should happen with a midwife in the comfort of your own home. Forever grateful.

~Eryne

Jen was absolutely amazing. She helped me through a very long and hard labor. Her encouragement and positive attitude helped especially toward the end. The passion she has for midwifery showed from the very first appointment all the way to my postpartum care and her care for my baby.

~Abby

I can’t say enough good things about Jen. I feel so lucky to have found her for my 5th pregnancy & birth where I had the best experience and finally got the gentle, calm, supported birth I had always dreamed of. Jen makes you feel so comfortable from the very first time you meet her. She is laidback, but very professional and knowledgeable and is so great at explaining things so they are easy to understand. Scheduling is a breeze and she is extremely accommodating with younger children. I can’t tell you how many times all 4 of mine were present at appointments and she always made a point to include them and would often offer to take photos of them “helping out”. She would always patiently explain to them what was going on and it made me so happy. My birth was one of those times as well. My daughter wanted to be present and catch the baby and Jen made sure she knew what to expect and helped coach her and me the whole time. Everything was so easy and natural with Jen there to support and encourage me. I know I wouldn’t have had the great experience I did have with anyone else. Jen is a huge asset to our region and I will recommend her to everyone I know.

~Lexi

When I first met Jen, I was terrified. My previous doctor had told me that I couldn’t have children naturally, which was a huge blow to my pride. My confidence was super low, and Jen really helped build that confidence. She helped me trust my body. My body COULD push out my baby, and my body was MADE to push out a baby. So after being told the chances of having a baby naturally were almost zero, and that I could try, but he (the doctor) didn’t think I’d be able to, I pushed out my almost 8 pound baby, IN MY GUEST ROOM. It was the most rewarding feeling in the world, and I’m so proud of what my body has done for me. I never would’ve had this experience or the faith in myself, if it weren’t for Jen. She’s extremely encouraging and urges you to do tons of research and make informed decisions for yourself. When baby #3 comes along, Jen will be the first person I call!

~Taelor

I had a home birth with Jen about 1 year ago. My husband and I both agree it was the best birth experience we have had out of our 3 children’s births. Jen was knowledgeable, caring, conscious, and high above average in clinical competency. She made us feel safe and cared for every step of the way.

~Mariah

I had a wonderful experience with Jen! I’ve had 2 hospital vaginal births, 1 emergency c-section,1 scheduled c-section and 1 home birth at a midwifes house 4 hours away. My last pregnancy I was so excited to see that Jen was in Colby and was happy to help me live my dream of having a home birth in our home! Everything from appointments and care, down to the birth and postpartum care was a great experience and I can’t recommend Jen enough!

~Julia