My name is Jeni Rector. I began working in the world of midwifery in 2000. I became a Certified Professional Midwife in August of 2007 and the 31st Licensed Midwife in the Commonwealth of Virginia shortly thereafter!
I have been married for 22 years and I am the home schooling mom of 6 incredible children and (5 still at home and 1 college student), four dogs, a hamster, a bearded dragon, a guinea pig, 3 cats, a tank of fish,and a bundle of kids that I swear I didn't give birth to but seem to live in my house and eat out of my fridge!
The Virginia Homebirth Midwifery Mission Statement is based on Matthew 25:40 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.' (The full parable is available to read below. )
I believe that ALL women deserve to have a wonderful birth experience no matter their economic status, their race, their family situation, their sexual orientation, or their spiritual convictions.
When I started working as a midwife I knew that I was being called to minister to women and their families. Many folks see the words