Welcome to Northbay Midwifery’s Birth Stories
Read Northbay Midwifery’s Birth Stories! These are wonderful stories submitted by some of the families I have assisted with homebirths. I hope you enjoy reading them. You can view more pictures of babies and families in my Northbay Midwifery Image Gallery. For more on Water Birthing, read my book Water Birth: A Midwife’s Perspective.
Brittany and Monique
Susanna is dear to our family's hearts and I want to recognize the amazingness and love she has blessed us with.
The Birth of Well
Vbac waterbirth at home, health baby boy!
Why a midwife is the best choice before, during, and after pregnancy
A midwife can be an excellent choice for women who want personalized, holistic care and a natural approach to pregnancy and childbirth.
Rowan’s Birth Story
Susanna arrived and checked me and we were delighted to find that I was 9 cm dilated and it was almost time to push! She said to my mom "you're going to be here for the birth" my mom asked if I wanted her to stay and I said yes, I needed her. I got in the tub and the water was still pretty cold but not so bad considering it was July and it was heating up outside.
How Midwives Care for your Whole Person
Continuity of care: Midwives provide care throughout pregnancy
Prenatal Care at Home
Prenatal Care in your own home is one of the great benefits of using a midwife.
I can't express in words how thankful I am that I was able to have such a wonderful midwife take care of me through my pregnancy, birth, and post-care. Susanna is exceptional at making one feel well taken care of. She is attentive, accessible, and hard-working.
Waterbirth at home is a safe birthing option
At some point, Susanna told me to feel the head. I reached down and felt a soft hairy head
Mira, Lázaro & baby Michelangelo
When my wife was in her last semester of medical school we found out we were pregnant, only three months after our wedding. To us as doctors, safety and kindness during a birth are essential for all women. This led us to choose Susanna as our midwife.
Pre-Natal Care: Why Nutrition is the building block of health
As a pregnant mom, you know the importance of caring for yourself and your growing baby. Pre-natal nutrition is vital in providing...read more.
A Calming Atmosphere for Mom and Baby
Giving birth with a midwife can be a wonderful and empowering experience...
Susanna came every day for the next week for my postpartum care. And continued to visit for weeks to come. She went over and beyond for us with her postpartum care. She was there for me answering any questions and concerns that I had. When I felt alone or fearful, she was there for me. I felt, and still feel, that I can go to her for anything, getting her full attention when I need it most. I truly feel that my birth went as smoothly as it did due to her care. She is so dedicated to her field. In my eyes, she is like the salt of the earth. I feel that I not only have a wonderful midwife but now beautiful friend in my life. I could not thank her enough.