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I am a mom, a partner, and a midwife - a Certified Professional Midwife and NJ licensed midwife to be precise. My work is guided by Robin Lim's comment in the movie Guerrilla Midwife: that we need more people with an intact capacity to love. I fell in love with the midwifery model of care once I realized it was personal, specific to the needs of each mother/baby dyad, and thus it opens the door for each unique woman to get the best possible healthcare in a respectful way. I witnessed my first few births in 2007 with a home birth midwife in Santa Fe, New Mexico and was astonished to see how simple birth can be. Wanting to go deeper, I enrolled at Maternidad La Luz in El Paso TX, a birth center and accredited school for traditional midwifery. I graduated with immense gratitude for all of those families that shared their lives with me in those sacred moments of pregnancy and birth. For the past two years I’ve been working as an assistant midwife in an NYC home birth practice. Now, summer 2014, I’m proud to be opening my own practice as a NJ home birth provider.
For me, midwifery care is a form of radical social justice activism because it respects the HUGE power and wisdom of birthing women. My clients are smart, powerful women who want the opportunity to birth on their own terms, without fuss or rushing. I am in awe of the moment of birth - it moves me to tears to see parents working harder than they ever thought they could to bring their child into the world, and as a midwife I get to be there to help them do it. My clients emerge into motherhood with the skills to take care of their newborn, confidently breastfeed, and support their own postpartum healing. I am their supporter, advisor, and safety net in this amazing period of their lives. I absolutely love my work and am so grateful to be a midwife.
Jill has studied and practiced midwifery beneath the beautiful mountains of Santa Fe New Mexico, in the concrete desert of El Paso Texas, and in the pulsing heart of New York City. Jill is a graduate of Maternidad La Luz, a MEAC accredited midwifery school in El Paso. Jill is a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) and licensed midwife in the state of New Jersey since 2011.