My name is Jenny Zaner. I am a Direct Entry Midwife (DEM) 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.
Teaching is still a passion of mine. I now offer It's Your Birth childbirth education classes locally in Macomb, MI as well as teaching Live Online Classes. I personally wrote this curriculum and the classes are 6 weeks in duration.
I believe and trust in birth as a normal physiological process in which both mother and baby are simultaneously working together. They are both share 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