I remember my first meeting with Meredith when looking for midwives and I knew she was perfect for us. It seemed like she was very evidence-based, had over 500 births of experience, had a low hospital transport rate, and most importantly we immediately connected with one another. I am a professor in physical therapy and know first hand how many unnecessary procedures are performed in our health care system that pose risk to the individual, and, as a birthing woman, I wanted to be empowered with knowledge and given the freedom to make my own decisions for myself and the baby. Every experience I had thereafter validated our decision to work with Meredith and Christy. They created a safe home environment that allowed my husband and I to deliver our baby with minimal intervention. It was evident that being at my birth was not a job for them but rather a spiritual experience bringing a soul into the world. I want to be with these midwives again if I have a future birth and plan on referring my friends and colleagues in the area who may now be considering a home birth!
PS. This is from Benoy, my husband and a man of few words: Meredith and Christy were amazing. It takes much more courage to let go and guide the birthing process. I thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience.