For my first born I had a C-section and a very traumatic birth experience. So when I got pregnant for my second I started looking into other options. Needless to say I was very scared to trust anyone. I met with Sara and Jodi and we just clicked.
I was still seeing a doctor when I started meeting with them. I was having some pregnancy issues and Sara and Jodi helped me with them far more than my doctor did. They gave me ideas on how to help the swelling and other issues I was having naturally that worked! They spent time with me helped me with my fears, talked with me like a human being. They lifted me up and loved on me when I was down and scared. They were there for me more than a family member. I don’t know how I could of done it without them. It was more than just helping me push a baby out. They taught me things and showed me that I could do what my body was made to do.
When it came down for labor they were with me the whole time. Lifting me up, encouraging me. I met another wonderful lady named Laurie that night too. She was just as encouraging as Sara and Jodi. They worked together to help me like I’ve never met any other woman do. I did have a complicated issue that had to send me to the hospital, but I ended up having a VBAC and I don’t think I could of done it without them. I had issues with the hospital staff and Sara and Jodi fought for me! Even when their job was done they stayed by my side and helped me, and did what they could for me. I remember when I had pushed my baby out and he wasn’t breathing and the doctors wanted to take him away from me. Sara said, “just talk to him” so I did and he started to cry! It was an amazing feeling! Not only did I push him out with out doctor intervention but he heard me and started crying! I will never forget what they did for me and the love they showed for me. I have never had that from someone and it was what I needed.
For my third baby it was a no-brainer to go with them. They did not let me down at all. I finally had my baby at home and it was because they worked with me emotionally and physically. I don’t have any one that was there for me, and I knew I could count on them. They went above and beyond what they ever needed to do for me. It didn’t stop when I had my baby, they helped me out after I had him. And even though my baby’s 7 months old now, I know I can call and ask them any question or help on something and they would do there best to help me. I feel like I gained more than a midwife. I gained a friend and family members. I could never have done this without this team. I am so blessed to have met them. I have never met any one like these people. It’s more than a job for them. They truly want to help women and their families, and that is a rare quality in this world.