"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!"