Jennifer Dembo, LMSW, CCE, CD(DONA)
Jen Dembo earned her Masters of Social Work at Simmons College and her Bachelor of Science in Communications at Boston University. She is a certified DONA labor support doula and received her childbirth educator training from the Childbirth Education Association of Metro New York. She serves as the Postpartum Support International Co-Coordinator for Westchester County.
Jen has worked with pregnant women and their families since 2004, and has attended over 100 births throughout New York City and the tri-state area in home, birth center, and hospital settings. Her comprehensive approach focuses on the physical, emotional, cultural, and medical factors that influence a woman as she begins her path to motherhood.
Jen recognizes that every family is unique and honors various perspectives on pregnancy, adoption, assisted reproduction, surrogacy, and childbirth. Her mission is to inform women about their many prenatal, childbirth, and postpartum options and to promote self-advocacy in regard to personal needs and preferences.
Prior to her role as a clinician, Jen managed Seleni’s Young Parent Program and its former Breastfeeding Clinic. Before coming to Seleni, she was the office manager of a midwifery practice and spent countless hours serving women before, during, and after their clinical visits. She has advanced training in comfort measures for labor practice, challenges for pregnant/postpartum survivors of childhood sexual abuse, perinatal loss, and maternal mental health. She is the former president of the Hudson Valley Birth Network and its current Social Justice Committee founder and chair. Jen is a board member of Birth Education Beyond the Ordinary (BEBO), an organization providing low-cost childbirth education, doula, and lactation support services. She is also a member of the National Association for Perinatal Social Workers, the National Association of Social Workers and Evidence Based Birth. Jen is the author of several blogs on pregnancy, birth, and parenthood.