“At 36 weeks I had a pit in my stomach about having my 4th baby in a hospital setting…knowing I would look back and wish I had found a place that gave me the environment to welcome another water baby to our family. With such a lack of choices in the state of Missouri to have a natural, non-invasive, drug-free delivery I didn’t know where to turn. In the same 24 hours I had three friends highly recommend checking out The Family Birth & Wellness center in Springfield. All of them mentioned an A+ experience. I’m SO THRILLED I heard about this amazing place just in the nick of time!
Several weeks later, I was able to have the smoothest, fastest delivery of all my children! Stella Marie came in a 3 hour delivery and I’m more than ever convinced that a drug-free, water labor is one of the BEST ways to have your child enter the world. To fully experience delivery the way our bodies were created to do, is one of the highlights of my life. Family Birth & Wellness Center made it possible for me to have an awesome memory I will cherish for a lifetime. A HUGE THANK YOU to all my new friends!”
“I’d like to share a little about my experience, the privilege of being cared for by a midwife from the Family Birth and Wellness Center…
I had my first little girl at the hospital and wasn’t allowed the chance to give birth naturally. They didn’t seem to have time to wait or to talk and explain things to my nervous husband and me, to tell us what was going on. We ended up having a cesarean.
For our future babies, I was very blessed to find such wonderful midwives that took their time and energy and with all that they’ve learned to help me and my husband to have one of the most beautiful things a husband and wife can experience together – having peaceful, happy births in our home. I never felt rushed. It was so relaxing for me to see my midwife for visits and took so much stress out of my pregnancy. I am so thankful for what the birth center is doing. God has now blessed me with three home births.
Thank you so much for all your help in my prenatal and birthing experience.”
“The care provided by the staff at Family birth and wellness center was above and beyond anything I expected. Every appointment I had was very relaxed & thorough, never on a time restraint or impersonal. I always felt that all of my questions and concerns were not only addressed but completely discussed and answered, and I always felt respected. Family Birth and Wellness Center is a beautiful place filled with such welcoming individuals encouraging you the entire way.”
“Over the past four years, every time my husband and I have been hoping for a baby or expecting a baby, we both look at each other and say, ‘I hope Mary will be able to help with all of our deliveries’, and the other one absolutely agrees! What we’ve appreciated most about the care that we’ve received has been a peaceful, relaxed atmosphere, and the attention given by the birth team best supports each laboring mama’s individual needs for relaxation, comfort and confidence in her care providers during labor and delivery. Each woman may have differing needs and expectations in labor, and here, attention is given whenever possible to ensure a good match between the mama’s personality and the nature of the care providers who attend the birth. What I’ve experienced with the Family Birth and Wellness Center is highly competent caregivers and individualized attention as I grow and prepare to bring a new life into the world, followed by a joyous, peaceful birth experiences that I can remember with a smile for the rest of my life.”
“There are so many things I LOVE about midwifery care, but I would say the number one thing I love is that the Family Birth and Wellness Center put so much emphasis on education, so that YOU as the patient are making informed decisions. I learned so much about prenatal nutrition and fitness during my appointments, and when the time came to make decisions during labor, I was ready and confident because of the time my midwife spent with me before that day came. I am so thankful for my midwife and my birthing team! When I reflect back on my daughter’s birth, I remember that I felt supported physically, emotionally, and spiritually. It was an amazing experience!”
I was provided exceptional prenatal and postnatal care. I was supported by kind, understanding and caring professionals. The midwives explained things thoroughly, listened intently, and were always available to answer questions. Having previously had a hospital birth, the care I received exceeded all of my expectations. Their care puts the standard of American prenatal care to shame. The staff are always friendly. Checkups were enjoyable. There were no long waits and never a rush through my appointments. I truly appreciate the care I and my child received.
After 4 hospital births, 3 completely natural and one induced, I wanted something more with my fifth baby. I wanted calm. I wanted someone who would embrace the fact that I feel medical intervention is a last resort. I have always wanted a water birth and to have peace during labor and delivery.
I got all of that and more at the Family Birth and Wellness Center. My appointments were relaxed and never rushed. I felt important. I delivered my fifth baby in the water. I never felt so calm and in control in any of my other labors. The atmosphere there is peaceful and empowering. I was able to tell my midwives exactly what I was feeling and what I wanted/needed. It was by far the best birth I have had and my sweet boy was delivered peacefully. What a great start to life!
We would love to hear your story!
If you’ve had personal care with the Family Birth and Wellness Center, we’d love to hear your story, what you liked or didn’t like, and any other comments on how we can improve our services. Submit your testimonial online below.
(By submitting your story, you agree that we may use your name and testimonial on our website or other printed material.)