Kristen W.

Jen Jester is truly gifted, and we were blessed to have her by our side for the birth of our daughter.  I was immediately drawn to her quiet strength and felt so comfortable with her.  Our meetings with her prior to birth were so helpful-she gave us tips on how to loosen and align my body, which made me so much more comfortable through the later parts of my pregnancy.  She helped my husband and I talk through what was most important to us for our birth.  During labor, Jen’s strong but calming presence helped me focus on breathing through contractions and relax my body.  My husband commented that as soon as Jen arrived during active labor, my emotions and body visibly relaxed and refocused.  In fact, I was so relaxed that we didn’t have time to get to the hospital as planned, and Jen delivered our daughter at home!  She was assertive but so gentle with me, empowering me to have the natural childbirth we had wanted, even when I thought I couldn’t do it.  Although a home delivery was not planned, I wouldn’t have had it any other way and I was never worried.  My recovery was so much faster and easier than with my previous hospital birth, and Jen was a wonderful resource with texts and visits after my daughter was born.  Jen is so knowledgable and connected through the natural birthing community in St. Louis.  If we have more children, I would definitely plan a home birth with Jen there to guide us through.  She was such a blessing for us, and we can’t thank her enough.