Home Birth Midwife Montpelier Burlington Vermont. Pregnancy, birth, postpartum care.  Insurance and Medicaid accepted.

I have a fiery passion for birth work, families, and babies. I would love the opportunity to talk with you about the birth you are envisioning. I enjoy walking with families in a relationship of equals. I aim to empower you to make the best decisions for your own family by sharing my knowledge of evidence and practice with you. I bring fresh skills, safe care, deep knowledge, and all of my respect and love.

I offer complete pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and newborn care for low-risk normal pregnancies and clients. I have offices in Montpelier and Burlington and serve a 1.5 hour radius of either town. I accept VT Medicaid. I was the first CPM, LM in the state to become a participating provider with Blue Cross Blue Shield VT. I am in network with Cigna Healthcare. I accept self-pay clients. I strive to make my services widely available by maintaining a flexible fee structure including barter/trade opportunities. I offer free no-pressure in-office consultations, and I have regular daytime and evening office hours so you don't have to use your time off until after the baby.

I have worked hard to build skills and knowledge to provide midwifery model pre-conception care to LGBTQ clients or clients who have struggled with infertility. I offer guidance around assisted reproductive technologies including guidance around home IUI (intrauterine insemination).

There really is no one “kind of person” who plans a homebirth.

Whether you live in an apartment, a yurt, a trailer, or a house, eat calamari for breakfast, hate celery, listen to Katy Perry, wish you worked for the circus, listen to baseball on the radio, work in an office, enjoy coffee, secretly hate chocolate, feel younger than you are, or older than you look, like contra dance, can't carry a tune, love coloring in coloring books made for adults, or all/none of the above. Homebirth is for people like YOU!

Let’s talk.

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Email me at: bornhomebirth@gmail.com

Call: 802.552.8687

You can also read client reviews of my practice by searching for "Born Homebirth" and/or "Born Homebirth, Burlington" on Google Maps


"Jen was awesome to work with! We trusted her and felt completely comfortable in all aspects of our care: prenatally, during birth and postpartum. She is impressively educated about midwifery and has a passion for it that is palpable. In a field that can feel stereo-typically 'new-agey' or 'hippie-dippie', she is so refreshingly down-to-earth. And she had the wits about her to be the first home birth midwife in Vermont to accept Blue Cross Blue Shield, not out of self-interest, but because she clearly wants to enable families to have the birth experience they want. We (and our newborn especially) were lucky to have Jen's care. We would go back to Jen in a heartbeat! "

"If you had asked me ten years ago whether I thought I'd ever consider a home birth or even a natural birth, I would have thought you were nuts. But by the time I got pregnant, my partner had met a few couples who had birthed at home, and after doing some research, we realized it was a really good fit for us. 

Working with Jen turned out to be such a blessing. It was the first time in my life that I've had a care provider that treated me like a smart person in charge of making decisions about my own body. At every decision point in my pregnancy and birth, she walked me through all of the options and gave me all of the information I would need to make informed choices. By the time the birth rolled around, I had spent many hours building trust with Jen, and she helped me tap into my own instincts and power to birth our baby naturally at home. 

The memory of welcoming our son into this world in our cozy home (albeit the bathroom, where I felt most comfortable pushing!) is one that we will treasure forever.

-Neily Jennings, Starksboro, VT"

"On May 9, 2015 we welcomed our little boy into the world under the care and guidance of Jen Pia-Needleman. It is because of her, our little Carson got the entrance into the world that he deserved and the entrance that I desperately longed for! She allowed me to labor and birth in the way that I needed to and allowed me to trust my own body. I highly recommend Born Homebirth for anyone interested in a beautiful birth with a beautiful care provider. Jen will always remain close to our hearts and Carson will always know the name of the woman who helped us bring him earthside."


"I find Jen's care as a midwife to be both professional and loving. I would highly recommend her to any family hoping to have a home birth. She respects the wishes of a family and through her powerful care also becomes a part of that family. I could not have asked for a more ideal homebirth. Thank you Jen for the art that you bring to this world."

A beautiful note from the mother's mother:

"I am honored to have met you and learned of a more natural way to birth a baby!  You are a special person to do what you have done for other moms and families.  Thank you so much for the care you gave my daughter and Weston.
                                                          Sincerely, Carmen Morgan ("Gagee" to three)"

"We loved working with Jen to make our home birth what we wanted it to be. We were always comfortable talking to her about our thoughts and our decisions. Her no pressure, evidence based approach is very reassuring. It's obvious that she loves babies and loves her job!"

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