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Jen Jester, BSM, CPM, graduated from the Midwives College of Utah with Bachelor of Science – Midwifery, and passed her NARM boards to become a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) in 2018. Jen is an entry level midwife that has studied under multiple preceptors, both CPMs and CNMs (nurse midwives). Jen has been an active birth professional in the St. Louis area for 16 years as a DONA, Int’l. trained doula and an Informed Beginnings Childbirth Educator since 2004 and 2009, respectively. She has guided over 500 families through their birth journey as a doula, childbirth educator, and birth assistant.
Jen pursues professional development and continuing education annually, and participates in monthly peer review with her collaborative partners, and with the St. Louis Missouri Midwives Association chapter. Jen is certified in CPR for the Professional Responder and is certified in the Neonatal Resuscitation Program. Jen is a member of the National Association of Certified Professional Midwives (NACPM), Missouri Midwives Association (MMA) and the Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA). Jen is also a clinic provider and board member for Jamaa Birth Village in Ferguson, MO.
Jen is dedicated to serving the underserved and committed to providing services to any family that wishes for doula and midwifery care. Jen understands that few experiences can be as empowering and rewarding as realizing your body's full potential to bring life into the world, and honors the sacred and vulnerable space of birth. Jen’s clients receive customized care, and are encouraged to make informed decisions based upon their unique labor experience. Jen believes that a birthing family, during the preparation for and process of giving birth, deserve emotional and physical support, guidance, choice, advocacy, and respect. Jen is a mother of 2, a yogi, a knitter, avid hiker, and lover of the outdoor sanctuary.
Jen Jester, BSM, CPM
Certified Professional Midwife, Birth Doula