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Jessica Frechette-Gutfreund

MANA18 Speaker

Biography

Jessica Frechette-Gutfreund LM, CPM, IBCLC, MSM is a white, gender non-conforming midwife born and raised in Cincinnati OH. She has over 15 years of experience working around issues of social and reproductive justice as an anti-oppression organizer, health researcher, Spanish language interpreter, educator, and midwife. She has been involved with midwifery in rural New Mexico since her entrance into the profession through apprenticeship in 2009. She has received training from both modern and traditional midwives and continues to integrate both practices into the services she provides. She is midwife and Executive Director of Breath of My Heart Birthplace, a community birth practice where she works with an amazing team of providers and clients to provides low-cost and free midwifery services to women and families in the setting where they feel most comfortable. She recently became an International Board Certified lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and is currently working to finish her Master’s degree in Midwifery through the National College of Midwifery. Jessica continues to weave her experience in anti-oppression organizing into every role that she finds herself in.

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