Peaceful Beginnings Midwifery
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.
4390 Lindell Blvd., Suite D
St. Louis, MO 63108
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.
Copyright © 2013 | Peaceful Beginnings Midwifery
Jennifer Konkol, CPM
Serving the Greater St. Louis, MO area