Jennifer Holshoe, LM, CPM
My passion is empowering women to make the best decisions that they can for themselves and their families’. Being a midwife allows me to do this to the fullest. I trained in a direct midwifery apprenticeship under a very experienced midwife in a very busy practice. I completed certification as a Certified Professional Midwife in 2016 and received the Midwifery Bridge Certificate from NARM in the same year. I received my State of MI license when it became available on August 1, 2019. I have attended over 350 births.
I grew up in Michigan and imagine I will always reside here. It’s been a wonderful place to live, work and raise a family. My husband Rich and I have been married for 20 years and we have three daughters: Lily, 16, Rosie, 14 and Daisy, who is 11 years old. We love hiking and gardening, and enjoy spending our Michigan summers out on the boat.
Jenn DeWaard, LM CPM
Jenn was born and raised in West Michigan and in 2005, her first baby was born breech, prematurely and via cesarean section, she quickly learned about VBACS and all the hoops to jump thru if she were to have more children. In 2008, She decided she needed to be part of the change and became a childbirth educator and doula. Then in 2009 after struggling with secondary infertility, she had her second baby, born en’caul and into her husband’s waiting hands and her life was changed. She wanted every pregnant person to feel empowered in their birthing time. She went on to have her last two babies at home as well, beautiful water births in 2010 and 2015.
Jenn began working with West Michigan Midwifery in 2016 as an assistant, then in 2017 became an official student. She finished her training in 2019 and will remain with West Michigan Midwifery as a Licensed Midwife.
In her free time, She loves exploring the lakeshore with her family and knitting baby hats for the families she serves.