from Melissa, mom of Arden, born Dec 2006

Melissa labors in tub on New Year's Eve 2006! As a midwife myself, my challenge in pregnancy and birth was to let go of everything I knew and be in the moment. Christy was incredible in her support of my processes, even when I rejected her suggestions in labor and proved to be a difficult mama with a difficult birth! My prenatal visits lasted forever as I explored the changes happening to me, physically, mentally and emotionally.

And Christy was always available outside of those visits if I had a concern, question or just wanted to share a thought via email or telephone. I will always treasure her extraordinary holistic care.

Christy's trust in women and in birth are shining examples for me in my professional life. She works tirelessly to empower women, protect birth as a natural though riveting life event and give our babies gentle, loving beginnings that they deserve. Jim, Arden and I are grateful that she was our midwife on that most powerful day of our lives!

Arden Phoenix is born!

Melissa Youssi, CNM Arden Phoenix Brewster 12/31/06 at 17:29, 9 lbs 8 oz, 21.5 inches