My name is Jenny Zaner.  I am a Certified Professional  Midwife (CPM) who serves Southeast Michigan.  My story began in 2004 when I gave birth to our oldest son at home with the presence of a  midwife. I was able to catch my own baby peacefully, with love in a birthing tub. The birth of  my son was the birth of my new found passion. I was filled with excitement and a desire to  share all of the new information that I had learned.

 A few short years later, my professional journey into birth work began. I became a Birth Doula, taught private childbirth education classes, and started working my  way through a home birth midwifery apprenticeship. During my career as a midwife, I have  trained and worked with many different home birth midwives in Michigan. I am forever grateful for all of the midwives and mothers who have all taught me so much along the way.  

 I believe and trust in birth as a normal physiological process in which both mother and baby are simultaneously working together. They are both sharing in the birthing experience. I believe that care during this intimate time in a family's life should be tailored to their individual specific desires and needs. I  believe that every birth, regardless of location, should be a family centered birth. I look forward to working with you through your journey of pregnancy, birth, and parenthood. 

*Jenny currently sits on the Board of the Michigan Midwives Association. 

 "We have a secret in our culture, and it's not that birth is painful. It's that women are strong." 

~Laura Stavoe Harm