May 1, 2017

Shared with permission from this JJB family. Thanks Karen, Steve, and Una!

Una Rain: Born Oct 29 2016 3:23pm, 7lb 2oz and just under 19in long​

Our amazing team, who we are so grateful for:

Midwives: Martine Jean Baptiste, Karen Jefferson
Midwife Assistant: Shana Norberg

October 18, 2016

This story is shared by permission from Erin, a second-time JJB mama.

On the morning of June 29th, I was 41 weeks and 2 days pregnant. I was still feeling good physically but drained by the constant "he's not here yet?" comments.  I had an appointment with my midwife K...

April 5, 2016

JJB mama Cassie wrote this story of her daughter's birth on her blog, Sweet Heavenly Kisses.  Thanks for letting us share it, Cassie!

People think a home birth is crazy. “Weren’t you worried about the pain?” “But what about an epidural?” “I could never do that!” But I p...

March 17, 2016


A rare view of the JJB team in action.  This family put a Gopro camera on the ceiling of their living room when labor started and let the scene unfold.   You can also read Cat Squirrel's written account of this birth here.





February 17, 2016





Karen Jefferson describes her work providing prenatal and postnatal care, attending home-birth deliveries, and scrambling to find a parking spot for Slate Magazine's Working podcast.


Listen to the “How Does a Home-Birth Midwife Work?” Edition of Working here...

February 5, 2016

This one is an oldie, but so good!  JJB mama Christen Clifford and collaborator David Heatley created this graphic novel-style birth story about the arrival of her daughter. It features both cartoon Martine and cartoon Karen!




January 29, 2016

Havilah's birth story is shared with permission from JJB mama Holly, who first published it on her blog:

Grandma Judy was rooting for a St. Patty’s Day baby to share her own birthday. And when I started having pretty regular contract...


JJB Midwifery is honored to share the following homebirth story from one of our families. All stories and photos are always shared with permission. 


Birth Story - Cat Squirrel


I have kids. With an S.

Thursday morning my midwife came over.  Although I was only 4...

January 21, 2015

Shared with permission by JJB Midwifery Mom, Wendy Wisner. This first appeared on her blog, Nurse Me Mama, where she writes about breastfeeding, writing and motherhood.



“Don’t push,” Martine said, “wait a minute,” then gently reached inside and unfurled his fisted ha...

January 16, 2015

Here is a beautiful short film documenting the arrival of Wes Perez, a JJB Midwifery baby. Along the way they captured the special moments of ultrasounds, and baby Wes moving around, and then the actual labor. You'll see Karen Jefferson and one of our former Midwife as...

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