Midwife Jennifer Angell
DC, LM, CPM
Jennifer Angell is a licensed chiropractor and a licensed midwife, serving Orange County, California and surrounding areas.
She received her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Northwestern College of Chiropractic in 2002, and graduated from National Midwifery Institute in 2018. She served over 500 families as a Certified Birth Doula for 16 years before becoming a Midwife.
Jennifer truly believes in the body’s ability to birth, having extreme reverence for the birthing process. She welcomed her two daughters earth side in peaceful at-home water births, surrounded by her midwife and team of wise women. Jennifer is honored to walk with women through the rite of passage to motherhood. She strives for all of her clients to have the highest level of health and well-being throughout their pregnancy, and works with them to achieve the safest arrival for their little one. Usually this is a normal physiological birth in the comfort of the client’s home.
She provides home birth services, with the option for water birth if desired.
*** Jennifer Angell is NOT a Medical Doctor, Nurse, or Nurse Practitioner. She is a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) through the National Association of Registered Midwives (NARM) and she is a California Licensed Midwife (LM). ***At the present time, Dr. Jennifer Angell is only providing chiropractic care for her active midwifery clients and their families. Dr. Heather Hamilton is available for all others and is currently taking new patients!
HOW CAN I HELP YOU?
We offer well-woman care care which includes annual exams, paps, lab work, STI testing, and holistic counseling for healthy menses, hormonal balance, optimal digestion, fertility, and pre-conception.
Prenatal, Home Birth, & Postpartum Care
Prenatal visits are provided during the developmental stages of your baby. We take the time to address your physical and emotional needs to ensure that your prenatal experience is one that you’ll enjoy.
Consuming the placenta is a way to promote postpartum physical and mental well-being.
PRENATAL & PEDIATRIC CHIROPRACTIC
Utilizing chiropractic care during pregnancy can alleviate many of the common aches and pains associated with growing a baby!
THE BENEFITS OF HIRING A homebirth midwife
There are may benefits to choosing a home birth with a licensed midwife. We are experts in normal physiological birth and have attended hundreds, bringing years of collective knowledge and skill.
We practice evidence based guidelines, honoring your voice and input in all of the decision-making. We center you as being sovereign over your body and your baby, allowing your pregnancy, birth, and postpartum experience to unfold naturally in alignment with your wishes. Laboring and giving birth in your own environment brings comfort and familiarity, feeling supported by your chosen birth team and others you invite to your birth. Uninterrupted time with your newborn facilitates bonding and the natural progression to nursing.
What my clients say
When I met Jennifer, I was terrified. COVID was sending OC into lockdown, and I was faced with the idea of delivering my fourth child at the same hospital that had turned my last delivery into a nightmare complete with PTSD, with even more restrictions and less concern (if that was possible) for patient care and comfort. Jennifer was as much the opposite as it was possible to be.
She is warm, kind, compassionate, invested, supportive, optimistic, encouraging, patient, sweet, and all the things that I could have ever hoped for when going through my last pregnancy during a world wide pandemic. She didn’t just listen, she HEARD. She respected me, honored my wishes, and trusted that I knew what was right for me, my baby, and my body. My appointments weren’t medical appointments, that usually only make me anxious and sick. They were a visit with a good friend I looked forward to. When I hit rough patches in my family life, Jennifer went above and beyond to make sure that I had the support I needed so badly. When the day finally came for my little guy to join us, her assistant Whitney was just as lovely, kind, and encouraging. And despite a couple potentially scary complications he threw at us at the last minute, Jennifer handled it all seamlessly.
I can NOT recommend her highly enough. I truly can’t. This review doesn’t do her the amount of justice she deserves. Anyone can deliver a baby if the need arises, but not many can help a mother heal the past trauma they carry with them. Jennifer can do both.
Thank you Jennifer, from the bottom of my heart. You have truly become a guardian for women during the time they most need it, and I am so honored and blessed to have had you with me during my last journey to motherhood. I can put this chapter of my life behind me with no regrets, and beautiful memories, and it’s thanks to you. I love you.
My home birth with Jennifer Angell was nothing short of magical. She helped my husband and I create a space in which we felt empowered, safe and SO well taken care of. Jennifer coached me through the difficult moments, helping me believe in myself and reach my full potential. The whole experience was incredibly professional and I was always confident in the health of my baby and myself.
We had an absolutely amazing experience with Jennifer!! It was my first birth and I knew I wanted to go unmedicated. We started out at a birth center, but didn’t feel the personal connection. Then we met Jennifer and knew right away we wanted her for our guide. It was hands down the best decision ever. We had an amazing pregnancy and birth.
We had an amazing pregnancy and birth. Every time we went for a checkup we left feeling calm and excited. I felt super empowered to birth my baby at home, exactly how I wanted. Jennifer took the time to understand exactly what my “perfect birth” looked like. She helped me prepare mentally that it may not go as planned, but we’d do everything we could to make it happen. And we got our perfect birth!!!! I wanted to do it as much on my own as possible, and I did. But whenever I did need reminders to keep my face relaxed, breathe, or just a comforting touch, Jennifer was there. She provided us with outstanding care throughout the whole process. I can’t imagine how different it would have been in a hospital. Being in our own home was an amazing opportunity, and we have Jennifer to thank for the lasting feeling of peaceful magic that our birth was.
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