Jen Madanat, LM, CPM
Jen is a Certified Professional Midwife under the North American Registry of Midwives, and a Licensed Midwife under the Medical Board of California. She is a graduate of the National College of Midwifery, which encompassed 3 years of Midwifery school and 3+ years of apprenticeships. Her apprenticeships involved working at a busy birth center and a full home birth practice. Her earliest midwifery studies began at an international program in a high-volume birth center in Bali,Indonesia.
Jen began attending births in 2011. Her own pregnancy loss opened her eyes to the wealth of information she was lacking about her own body, wellbeing, pregnancy and options in her health care. She decided to turn that around, and dove into the beauty of maternal health, pregnancy, birth, postpartum, parenthood and the intuition that is connected through it all. After being a full time doula for 3 years, Jen knew she wanted to further her education and provide personalized medical services to women, that showed them they could have a more active role in their health care. Midwifery was the obvious next step. Halfway through her midwifery studies, she learned her grandmother was a traditional midwife in her village in the Middle East, during a time when birthing at home was the norm. What a lineage to follow!
The transformational power of pregnancy to parenthood is a journey to be guided with the most nurturing and compassionate community, and by those that understand the magnitude of such a transition. It is Jen's goal to help families learn the innate power of their bodies, the grace and wisdom to which they function and connect them to the communities that will encourage and empower their growth.
Midwifery care is a gateway to witnessing the level of personalized care every person has the right to receive!