Rosy’s Birth Story

Rosy’s Birth Story

Giving birth was the most amazing day of my life. I could feel the unique bond I had with my baby all through the pregnancy and had spent many quiet hours envisioning the birth I hoped for and talking with my baby about the whole process. I truly feel that this helped...
Arden’s Birth Story

Arden’s Birth Story

Heidi and Maureen (HeartSpace Midwifery) were with me from the beginning of each pregnancy straight through the birth and deep into the postpartum period for both of my two children. I could write about how knowledgeable they were – their breadth of experience,...
What is a midwife and why would I use one?

What is a midwife and why would I use one?

  “What is a midwife, and why should I use one for my birth?”   This is a question that’s frequently asked by people who aren’t familiar with birthing options outside of a standard hospital birth.     A midwife is a trained health professional who provides gynecologic...
The Difference Between Home and Hospital Birth

The Difference Between Home and Hospital Birth

If you’re here, you may be wondering, “What’s the difference between home and hospital birth? Why would I want to give birth at home? Isn’t that risky?”   We hope this article answers those questions for you!   First, let’s address risk. As midwives, we’re trained to...
Is Home Birth Right for You?

Is Home Birth Right for You?

Interested in home birth?   If you’re looking for a natural, non-interventive birth, home birth might be a great option for you!   While most healthy women are able to give birth at home, there are a few contraindications that would lend themselves to hospital birth....
Arlo’s Birth Story

Arlo’s Birth Story

Arlo rocketed into this world on a sunny Saturday morning in May. It was a moment that I had been preparing for my whole life. Yet, no matter how many times I watched a birth on a sitcom, I was not prepared for the real thing.  The moment was full of anticipation,...