My name is Jennifer Jenkins-Sekine. I am a Student Midwife at the Midwives College of Utah who serves and studies in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. I have the privilege of working with Deanna Norris, BSM, CPM, LM as a Student Midwife and midwifery assistant. I am also a doula, childbirth educator, placenta encapsulation specialist, and I am in the process of earning my International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) certification.
Working to create positive change within my community is a passion of mine. This is why I created and facilitate the OKC family support group, Kaleidoscope.
I am a mother, wife, animal lover, aerialist, archer, motorcyclist, bookworm, baker, fire breather, fermentation enthusiast, urban farmer, and study the Japanese & German languages.
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2016 – Began my Birth Arts International Birth Doula Training
2017 – Attended my first birth as a Birth Doula
2017 – Became a Collective Member at Thrive Mama Collective
2019 – Started working as a Postpartum Doula with Thrive Mama Collective
2020 – Founded Kaleidoscope LGBTQ+ Family Support Group
2020 – Began Training as a Bereavement Doula through StillBirth Day
2020 – Completed 6 Evidence Based Birth Certifications earning 20.5 Nursing Contact Hours
2021 – Earned my Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Certification
2021 – Began Training as a Midwifery Assistant with Holistic Birthing Services
2021 – Earned my Making Breastfeeding Easier Certification via the Oklahoma Breastfeeding Resource Center
2021 – Earned my CPR & Neonatal Resuscitation Provider Certification
2022 – Earned my Bloodborne Pathogens Training for Professional Placenta Service Providers Certification from APPA
2022 – Began my Child Birth Education Facilitator Training via Cornerstone
2022 – Became a Peer Supporter with Milk Moms Breastfeeding Support Group OKC
2022 – Became a Student Midwife with the Midwives College of Utah