Meet the Midwife

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Jenni Collins, APN, CNM

EDUCATION: I obtained my Master’s degree from Frontier Nursing University in 2018 and my Bachelor’s in Nursing from St. Francis College of Nursing in 2007. I have over a decade of labor and delivery experience with 6 1/2 of those years as a home birth assistant. I have worked at many of the Peoria area hospitals and have appreciated the experience both in and out of hospital that has prepared me for a career as a home birth midwife.

PASSION: I first became passionate about natural childbirth when I began working at a Baby Friendly hospital in 2009 which ultimately led to my own home birth in April of 2013. I believe the best way I can care for women and families is to give them choices, be a partner in shared decision making, and support the educated choices she and her family make. I cannot wait to partner with you and your family as we work together in your healthcare. <3

FAMILY: I have been married to my husband Justin since September 2006 and together we are raising our 6 beautiful children. We also have dogs, cats, and chickens that are a big part of our family as well! My family is extremely supportive of me and I am so thankful for their love and excitement of the “birth” of Home Sweet Home Birth.