Motherland Blog

stories and information from Christy and families

From Lorraine, mom of Mira, born March 2011

From Lorraine, mom of Mira, born March 2011

I chose Motherland Midwifery because I wanted midwives who would provide guidance and support, but ultimately give me the space to labor and birth in my own way. Mira was […]

A Little Bean Grows into a Rose…from Debbie, mom of Rose, born December 2012 and Gus, born October 2014

A Little Bean Grows into a Rose…from Debbie, mom of Rose, born December 2012 and Gus, born October 2014

(Above photo courtesy of Tammy Bradshaw Photography) A Little Bean Grows Into a Rose (This is Debbie’s story of her first birth. For baby number two, her labor went so […]

From Becky, mom of Simon, born September 2012 and Oliver, born August 2014

From Becky, mom of Simon, born September 2012 and Oliver, born August 2014

  Simon was two weeks early, so naturally, my due date with baby 2 came and went with little fanfare. I had remembered that with my first pregnancy everyone kept […]

From Nicole and Mark, parents of Julian, born May 2015

From Nicole and Mark, parents of Julian, born May 2015

From Nicole… When friends/family learned I was having a home birth, they assumed my decision was motivated by the desire to give birth naturally. While that was partly my motivation, […]

From Liss, mom of Jesse, born October 2014

From Liss, mom of Jesse, born October 2014

My second home birth was my first with Motherland Midwifery, and Christy’s knowledge and warm humor helped to make it a healthy and – dare I say it? – FUN […]

From Kate, mom of Camille, born December 2012 and Penny, born March 2015

From Kate, mom of Camille, born December 2012 and Penny, born March 2015

People often ask why I chose to use a midwife and do a home birth.  It is an extremely difficult question for me to answer in passing because it was […]

From Zoe, mom of Nomi, born September 2013

From Zoe, mom of Nomi, born September 2013

I was so thrilled when I realized I would be able to work with Christy for my second homebirth. Working with Christy felt like being with a kindred spirit. She […]

From Susan, mom of Eli, born February 2014

From Susan, mom of Eli, born February 2014

My homebirth experience with Christy and Janeyne in one word would be uplifting. To me, having a homebirth was not about putting down hospitals or western medical practices. Rather, it […]

From Cara, mom to Paz, born December 2012

From Cara, mom to Paz, born December 2012

My homebirth with Christy Santoro was one of the most memorable experiences of my life. After having the great experience of giving birth naturally to my first child, Lucia, at […]

From Lisa Knolificek, MD

From Lisa Knolificek, MD

I could not be more thankful for finding Christy, and am so grateful she was able to be my midwife for my second pregnancy. With my first pregnancy I began […]

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