from Jessica, mom of Amiya, born December 2007

Mom and baby check each other out moments after the birth! If you had told me a few years ago that I was going to give birth to my child at home, I would have thought you were insane. In fact when I first spoke to an woman who was studying to become a midwife, she asked me what was the first thing I thought of, when I heard the word "homebirth". "Messy" I said and "unsafe" I added. But after some explanation on her part, and some research on my part, I quickly learned that a home birth was precisely the way I wanted to bring my baby into the world. Because although all birth is "messy", a homebirth with a caring, attentive and well-trained midwife like Christy was the best environment I could be in.

Christy gave me all the care, knowledge, understanding, and support that I needed during my pregnancy. Having her advice just a phone call or an email away was invaluable. She helped to ensure I was prepared both physically and emotionally for the things I was experiencing and all of those that were to come. Christy's knowledge of homeopathy and yoga played a key role in my care, and I am forever grateful for her.