About Jeni


Jeni Rector, LM, CPM, DEM

Jeni began practicing as a midwife in 2005. She became a Certified Professional Midwife in August of 2007 and the 31st Licensed Midwife in the Commonwealth of Virginia shortly thereafter! Before that, she held two apprenticeships, one with a Licensed CPM and one with a CNM. Jeni has attended over 650 pregnant people as a midwife, birth attendant and doula since 2000.

Jeni has “birthed” 8 working CPMs and is currently a preceptor for:

North American Registry of Midwives
Indiana State University
Walden University
South University
Hollins University
Christopher Newport University
National Midwifery Institute
National College of Midwifery
Midwives College of Utah
Purdue University

Jeni has been married for 31 years, she has 7 children, 2 sons-in-law and 4 grandchildren. She is a huge animal lover and is the mom to 3 dogs, 2 cats, a bunch of reptiles and some cute fish.

Jeni is active in her church and in the local community. She is an advocate for Postpartum Depression, Mental Health, Breastfeeding, Intactivism, Equal Access to Maternity Care, Inclusion in Midwifery Care, Veteran’s with PTSD and Gold Star Families. She is also very involved in the midwifery community with things such as education, legislation and politics.

When Jeni is not helping moms, hanging with her kids or grands, or chasing animals, you will find her fishing, shooting, sleeping or binge watching strange documentaries!  She also enjoys singing and dancing but usually makes up her own lyrics and dance moves.

She has given birth under just about every circumstance there is (read her birth stories here) so she feels like she can certainly relate to ALL pregnant and laboring women. 

She is a member of the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood

She is a member of the Virginia Midwives Alliance. 

She is a member of the International Cesarean Awareness Network

She is a member of Birth Matters