​​​Peaceful Beginnings Midwifery

About Jennifer

I have had two home births with the assistance of a midwife after having a c-section (HBAC).  My birth experiences have provided me with strong confidence in the birthing process, sparking my desire to support and empower women during such a powerful yet potentially vulnerable time in their lives.  

Before having children, I earned a Bachelors of Social Work (BSW) from Illinois State University and worked in the mental health field as a case manager and a crisis counselor.           

In 1995 I began studying herbal medicine and making herbal preparations.  Herbal and natural healing modalities are always my first choice for common ailments and discomforts.   

My interest in becoming a birth worker began in 2000 and I started attending births as a doula that same year.  My education and training in the field of midwifery has been comprised of an apprenticeship with an experienced homebirth midwife, self and group study, and a clinical internship at a free-standing birth center in Texas.  I received the Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) credential in 2010.  

In addition to the great pleasure it gives me to work with so many amazing families as a midwife, my life is full and busy.  I would not have it any other way!  When I find time I enjoy gardening, camping, kayaking, and going to see live music.  My husband and I have three daughters, two of whom we homeschool, and multiple pets that I also consider part of our family. 

Jennifer Konkol, CPM

Jennifer Konkol, CPM Homebirth Midwife with Peaceful Beginnings Midwifery

    4390 Lindell Blvd., Suite D
    St. Louis, MO 63108

My Philosophy 

I strive to provide my clients with holistic care tailored to the needs of each individual woman and family. I believe that pregnancy and birth are natural transition times in our lives and that homebirth allows for a smooth transition for the whole family.  I view the mother as the one true care provider for her unborn baby. 

I see my role as a midwife as someone to provide education, guidance, and encouragement while monitoring the health and well being of mother and baby.  I am diligent in monitoring and promoting the health of the mother and baby during pregnancy, labor, birth, and the postpartum period.  I attempt to provide evidence based information, so the mother and her partner can make informed decisions.       


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 About The midwife

   Jennifer Konkol, CPM

   (618) 610-4777



Serving the Greater St. Louis, MO area