We value creating a relationship of trust by providing women and their families with individualized, compassionate care during the childbearing year. We facilitate personal, informed decision-making through the midwifery model of care and evidence-based practices.
We recognize that birth is a natural process and strive to create an undisturbed, private, and safe environment with the attendance of your trusted birth attendants, utilizing the lowest amount of interventions as possible with respect to the well-being of the mother, baby and family.
We believe pregnancy and birth are times of sacred transformation, for the woman, baby, and family. Homebirth can provide an opportunity to grow personally, emotionally and spiritually. Birth can be joyful, creative, transformative, and empowering.
Mavryck’s Home Birth Story
Midwives prelude: This sweet, second time mama had a medically managed, augmented, first birth with pain meds. Throughout her pregnancy she moved through fear and questioning of her ability to cope with the intensity of natural labor. She chose to surrender and trust whenever the voices inside made her question or doubt her abilities. We knew she always had the inner strength to welcome in and surrender to her body’s power to birth this baby.
When the morning came the surges had tapered off and feeling quite down hearted I said to my beloved, “we really should have got into it when I was having stronger surges.” He said "you still have two weeks till your due date, do you really think this is it?" As we laid in bed talking about it, he started to massage me to get my mind off it. One thing led to another and we were making sweet love with each other, thinking this might help labor along a bit! And wow did it ever! After that the surges came on strong, I went to the bathroom and had the bloody show, telling us things are going to happen today. He went to cook breakfast for us and wake our daughter up to tell her mamas going to have the baby soon! He was feeling very excited at this point and asked if we should call the midwife, I said “no, not yet, let’s see if this is it.” I went to take a shower and as soon as I was stepping out he was on the phone. I said “who are you talking to?” “Our midwife, Jessica, she wants to talk to you…” I gave him the look and whispered I told you not to! He laughed and walked away. Jessica asked "so is this the real deal, are you going to have this baby today?" We talked a bit. I told her I'd keep in touch, I wasn’t so sure if this was it or not...only time can tell. I proceeded with the day. As I ate a delicious breakfast and cleaned up the house, the surges were getting stronger.
My beloved suggested we should all take a walk through the forest on our property before it rains; the weather was cloudy and moist. We went out for our walk and the surges were stronger than ever. I could only walk a few minutes without stopping and hugging onto him or hugging a tree. I felt so open to the universe and as I was hugging a tree I’ve never in my life felt such a connection to Mother Earth as I did in those moments. I drew up powerful root chakra forces through my whole being and felt so alive and so at one. It began to rain and it felt so awakened and cleansed to feel it fall on my body. We journeyed back home around 2:00pm and I called Jessica. I told her the timing of surges and how I was feeling. She said “I’m rallying the other midwives, Melanya and Summer, and I are coming your way!”
I got myself set up in our living room with my yoga mat and ball and started to surrender to the work my body was doing. The midwives arrived around 4:00pm. The energy they brought with them was so loving and incredibly strong. I knew I couldn’t be in better hands. Jessica checked me for dilation and looked at Summer and mouthed OMG. She looked at me and said "well you’re having a baby soon so if you want the birth tub we better go set it up, but I can’t guarantee it will fill in time!" By the way I was 8 centimeters dilated and didn’t know that till after the birth. I was shocked. In my mind I was thinking I should be in more pain than this.
Shortly after that my water broke and I started to get into the zone back on the floor with the yoga ball. I truly surrendered to the forces and felt incredible surges of love, light and intense pleasure. I remember telling everyone in the room how much I loved all of them. There wasn’t a moment where I felt afraid or worried about anything. The three midwives, whom we like to call the three wise women now, held such an amazing space. Melanya cared for my daughter and made sure she felt safe while they worked on filling the tub together, which was taking a lot longer than labor was. Summer was by my side the whole time giving me water to drink and soothing my head telling me the most loving things. Jessica and my beloved were down on the floor with me. He was rubbing my back and giving me kisses, expressing his love and gratitude.
As I was moaning saying this feels so good, the baby’s head began to crown and my daughter joined us on the floor. I recall her saying "move out of the way I can’t see!" As the baby’s head was coming out, a hand decided to come out too. Jessica helped the head and arm out and let Daddy catch the baby. He caught a glimpse of the baby’s genitals as he passed the baby through to me and started announcing, “it’s a BOY!!”
Time seemed to stop for a moment of complete bliss and happiness as the four of us gathered on the couch in the moment of joy, welcoming baby into the world at 6:07pm. Our daughter was so happy staring at her brother. Then she looks at the pool and asked if we're going to get into it? I said no and she asked, "well can I?" She got to go swimming in the house that afternoon and was excited about that. Jessica cleaned me up and we all went and snuggled in bed, our very own bed. It was so wonderful to be home, while they worked magic at cleaning up and breaking down everything. Melanya cooked dinner for us and later they told me there was a dance party in my kitchen that Saturday night while they were cooking. They checked baby and me one last time, kissed us all goodnight and said see you in the morning. It was such a beautiful experience that I wish for every woman who wants to experience what natural childbirth is like. Midwives are amazing. We women are so blessed to have such caring, loving and knowledgeable women to share these sacred times with. I love my midwives!