About Jeni


My name is Jeni Rector. I began practicing as a midwife in 2005. I became a Certified Professional Midwife in August of 2007 and the 31st Licensed Midwife in the Commonwealth of Virginia shortly thereafter! Before that, I apprenticed under the steady, experienced hands of Jenny Derugen, LM, CPM and Robin Weisbrod, MSN, RN, BSN. I have attended over 450 women as a midwife, birth attendant and doula since 2000.

I have been married to the Greatest guy on Earth since 1990 and I am the mom of 7 incredible children (1 in elementary, 1 in middle school, 2 in high school and 3 in college), a great dane, a miniature poodle, a pug, a tank of fish, a clowder of cats, and a bundle of kids that I swear I didn’t give birth to but seem to live in my house and eat out of my fridge! I am also the grandma to 2 amazing girls and 1 beautiful boy!

I have given birth under just about every circumstance there is (read my birth stories here) so, I feel like I can certainly relate to ALL pregnant and laboring women. 

I am a member of the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood.

I am a member of the Virginia Midwives Alliance. 

I am a member of the International Cesarean Awareness Network.