My name is Jennifer “Jenilyn” Gilbert. I am an author and licensed clinical social worker. My entire career has been focused on serving hundreds of clients in the fields of fertility and adoption. I worked for 10 years as an adoptive parent counselor and team leader at The Cradle, an adoption agency. I am also a certified yoga instructor and worked for 8 years as a fertility coach and yoga teacher at holistic fertility centers in Chicago. Restorative, fertility and prenatal yoga are my specialties.
I've walked this path both professionally and personally. At 44 years old I became a mother to my baby girl.
In my free time, I love to play with my daughter, dance with my husband, chant with my friends, plan healthy meals, and be in nature. Many of my clients comment on my sunny outlook on life, my outrageous laugh along with my deep empathy for a woman’s longing to call herself a mother – one way or another.
Michelle, at home mama & blogger at www.watchoutformish.tumblr.com, Marin County, CA
I wanted to reach out to let you know that I had my baby girl, Eleonora Rose, on February 24. I just came across a nice note that you sent me after I had asked for perspective when one of my best friends told me she was pregnant. I was going through such a hard time and you were such a huge help with your positivity and calming presence.
I met Jenilyn when my husband and I were trying to conceive for the first time. Looking back, I was pretty naïve about my fertility before meeting Jenilyn. I didn’t know what was wrong with me and was just kind of floating from doctor to doctor. Almost immediately after I started working with her things started to come into focus.