Jennifer L. West, LM,CPM, HBCE,TBMP,CST, CH
Jennifer L. West, LM,CPM, HBCE,TBMP,CST, CH has been a practicing midwife since 1989, is the owner of Albuquerque Homebirth, a practice that specializes in waterbirth, HypnoBirthing®, Total Body Modification, CranioSacral care and various methods of energy work. She also owns The Purple Thistle Tea Co. and Dolphin Circle Waterbirth Tub Kits mail-order businesses.
Jenny moved to Albuquerque in 1995, after leaving a successful homebirth practice in Montana. Prior to becoming a midwife, she worked for the National Park Service as a park ranger. Five years of law enforcement, emergency medicine, structural and wildland firefighting proved to have been a great background for becoming a midwife, which also involves working with and educating the public on a daily basis.
Jenny taught traditional childbirth classes at two local hospitals for five years, and continues to teach private childbirth preparation classes and infant CPR as well as many work shops around the country. In 1999, Jenny became certified to teach American AquaNatal and HypnoBirthing® classes.
Hobbies include reading, dancing, sleeping, and going to the beach!