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MELINA BRIELLE

MeliA girl! Melina Brielle was welcomed Earthside at home on January 9th, 2018, with her three older brothers pool-side. (Hi there, Kyan!) She is the biggest of her mama’s babies, weighing 9lb 9oz, and is soaking up all the family cuddles.

There’s a special something about repeat clients …a comfort, trust, community, love, that just cannot be born from any other relationship. Women, find you a feminist care team!

ABEL COLLINS

AbelHe’s a dream! Abel Collins was born on November 3rd, 2017, after the all-night birth shift. (I enjoy the work …my eyes may be tired, but my heart is full!) He weighed 7lb 5oz, and gosh, he’s perfect.

His mama is incredible – she powered through this labor with determination, knowing her strength, and accepting encouragement as we neared the morning light. Abel is her third baby, and her recovery has been vastly improved from her previous experiences. Postpartum care, y’all.

 

DANIEL MANSEL

DannyWelcome, Baby Danny! He’s a cuddling hunk, weighing in at 8lb 8oz, and is bringing so much joy to his family. He was born on September 7th, 2017, under water, at home, in the living room as the sun was just beginning to shine through the wooden blinds. Bea-u-ti-ful!

His mother experienced a previous traumatic birth, and it was a privilege to protect her space with Daniel’s arrival. She requested over-communication, and I was sure to think aloud for her benefit and comfort, “I can see his forehead, now eyebrows, you’re doing great, there’s his nose, ok, catch your baby, he’s here.”

MACK ZACHARY

Mack ZacharyWelcome to your mother’s arms, Mack Zachary! He weighed in at 10lb 8oz and is measuring up to be a giant sweetheart!

Let’s talk about his mama… her energy was always relaxed, confident, and determined. Progress slowed during labor, but she sat herself down at the kitchen table to eat a full meal at 9cm dilation, and we continued. (Walk, squat, sip on water, walk, squat …and repeat!) This crossfit woman is a powerhouse, and her big boy is so lucky she’s his.

ISAAC BRYAN

Isaac BryanWelcome Earthside, Isaac Bryan! He was born in his family’s living room, welcomed by his siblings, and has been grinning since. Isaac weighed a healthy 8lb 10oz, with dimples, and kissable cheeks, and adorable chins.

His mother is a repeat client for me, from back in the day when I was a wee midwifery student. Our last baby together was born during a February blizzard, and Isaac arrived over a Strawberry Moon!

 

AUBRIANNA KENSLEIGH

Aubrianna KensleighHello, sweet Aubrianna Kensleigh! She was born under water, to a proud mother, and weighed 7lb 6oz.

Her labor was smooth, although it began with strength waking up her mama from a restful night’s sleep. She rocked on an exercise ball, found relaxation in the tub, walked around outside, and even napped in bed – an effective circuit, supported and encouraged by her doula. Y’all, this was a great birth!

JUDE JONAN

Jude JonanJude Jonan arrived on April  27, 2017 in the early morning hours, after we all spent the night waiting to meet him. He was born in his parents’ bed, caught by his father, weighing 8lb 9oz.

I have loved caring for his mother; she did not have a pleasant birth experience with her first baby, and was determined to find a provider who listened to her this time. May we all be supported and trusted to make healthcare choices for ourselves!