Birth Stories

Birth Stories2020-11-07T00:43:01+00:00

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.

Anthony’s Birth

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.

Baby Lila

As I spoke with Susanna on the phone I immediately felt at ease and knew in my heart that she would be with me through every stage of my pregnancy.

Baby Sam

Just want to put out there a recommendation for our wonderful homebirth midwife Susanna Napierala. Susanna was amazing for us on many levels. She has over 3 decades of experience helping moms deliver babies at home.

Baby Sam’s Sister Maya

I would love to recommend most highly our wonderful homebirth midwife Susanna Napierala. Susanna has been an integral part of the births of both of our beautiful children. We have learned so much from her vast amount of experience as a pioneer bringing waterbirths to the U.S. Our first child was supposed to be a homebirth, but our boy came just a bit too early. Susanna had prepared us well beforehand, getting to know us and allowing us to get to know her.

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.


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