The minute I met Christie, I knew that she was the midwife for me. This was my third baby, second with a midwife, and first homebirth. Every visit was more like a visit with a friend, never did Christie make me uncomfortable or question my plan for my birth. Instead, she was always available to answer my questions, provide resources and support, and give advice.
I birthed my 7 lb 5 oz son at home in the water, surrounded by my husband and two children, and supported by Christie and her wonderful attendant, Bea. My home birth was everything I have ever wanted in a birth; peaceful, intense, loving. The best part of the birth was as I was pushing, I heard Bea say, “she is going to catch her own baby,” and I reached down and touched my son. I pushed again and immediately pulled my beautiful son up to my chest. I can honestly write that this birth was the single best moment of my life. The flood of intense love and empowerment overshadowed any pain I felt.
Christie was also very supportive of my two children attending the birth. She eased all of my fears of the experience being too much for them. She constantly explained the process to them during visits and the birth. After the birth, she showed them the placenta and explained how the baby lived in it for 9 months.
I can wholeheartedly endorse Christie as a knowledgeable and loving caregiver. She truly has a gift with women and babies and I would never choose any other midwife to attend another birth.