Jeanne Anderson, LM

Ina May Gaskin and Jeanne

Jeanne has been helping families since 1977 when she first became a Certified Childbirth Educator and began supporting women during pregnancy, labor, and during their ensuing years, empowering informed choice, breastfeeding, and encouraging women to be strong as they make decisions regarding how and where they birth and raise their children.

She helped found pregnancy centers in Thousand Oaks, California (where she has served on their Board of Directors, as a counselor, and helped with their ultrasounds and well-woman exams) and in Moscow, Russia (where she has also taught) as well as beginning a home-schooling support group and Independent Study Program in the Conejo Valley. As a midwife, Jeanne has worked in birth centers in both Ventura and Chino, CA, and has done home births in various locations in California and among the Amish community in Southern Pennsylvania.

Jeanne loves learning new things and keeping up on the latest practices in Midwifery.  She has taken workshops from Ina May Gaskin, Gail Tully, Anne Frye, Penny Simpkin, Naoli Vinaver-Lopez, and Michel Odent, as well as many others.

Jeanne is a graduate of the National College of Midwifery, where she also serves as a clinical preceptor; an Expert Reviewer and Licensed Midwife in good standing with the Medical Board of California; and holds active certifications in Neonatal Resuscitation and CPR; a TESL/Business certification and an Associates Degree in Art from Moorpark College.

She enjoys sewing and quilting, is an avid reader, likes to see new places, and is active in her church, and is passionate as a mother, grandmother, and wife.

You may listen to an interview with Jeanne on First2Years podcast, Midwife Grandmother

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