"You’re braver than you believe. Stronger than you seem. And smarter than you think." ~ Christopher Robin, Winnie the Pooh
I believe birth is a natural event, that is a unique and individual event for every woman. I believe that a womans body is made to birth her baby, and that women know how to birth their babies. With that said, every labor is different, and no matter how much you plan, you can never write your birth story before it happens. I am with you from the beginning to the end, being your solid rock of reference, comfort, education, and support through all of the unknown.
I am as involved/not involved as you wish me to be, and that can change throughout our relationship/your labor. If I have ANY agenda, it is that you remember this life changing experience in a positive way, and felt you were supported the whole journey.
I believe that there is no "right way" for you to labor, or "right way" for you to cope. I support YOUR wishes for your birth, and support all families; those wanting unmedicated births, medicated births, home-hospital, C-section or VBAC. And if you aren't sure what it is you want, I can help you find YOUR way.
I look forward to joining you on your journey to becoming parents for the first or fifth time.
Considering a VBAC?
I recently went over all of my clients statistics for the past 6 years. Here are the statistics for successful VBACs:
VBAC (which includes some HBACs): 75% success
VBAC after two or more Csec: 85% success
(27/36 75% vaginal birth
6/7 85% vaginal birth after multiple csec)
Know your choices!
Welcome 2015 Babies! All photos taken by Tiffany Wilson
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