Birth Stories

 

Please take a moment to watch and read through these beautiful stories as told by our families and a gifted local photographer. Birth stories can prepare and inspire you as we walk this journey together.

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t1The day I met Tammy (through our loving, amazing doula, Sandra) transformed the course of our pregnancy because we were under the care of an entirely different team at the time. Making the switch to Abundant Life was by and large the best choice we made- as we were feeling rushed, fearful, and unmet on the path we were on. With Tammy’s team, we felt truly understood. From moment one, each of our many questions were answered honestly and fully, and we felt so truly ready to give birth. We met obstacles along the way (fetal arrhythmia, breech position), and were expertly guided through these obstacles- always feeling fully informed. Tammy is the most intuitive human being I have ever met- she comes at every scenario with a respect for the details in it- who YOU are, what YOU need, who your baby is, what she/he needs, and she never misses anything! The best, most tender, and most humane care we could ever imagine was provided during the time it was most needed and most appreciated. Thank you forever, Tammy, Sandra, and Cynda! Love and gratitude from Kisti, Steve, and Baby Betsy (who flew past Tammy and into Sandra’s arms almost exactly 24 hours after my water broke- *most magical moment ever.)


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Not sure where to begin! From the very first visit/consultation, the team welcomed us with open arms! We were looking for assistance with a VBAC and finding support was hard. Most places tell you that once you have a c-section, you must always have c-sections. We wanted different. Tammy was so encouraging, and she filled my heart with so much love and determination! The quality of care during our pre-natal visits were incredible! They take time to answer any questions you might have. I loved the advice and counsel on my diet and how to grow a healthy baby without excessive weight gain. I never received that with our first pregnancy at the doctors office.  The birth team makes you feel like family instead of just another number. The birth of our son in our home was the healing experience I needed, and I owe a lot of that to Tammy and her amazing team! We got our VBAC!


t3My birth experience with Abundant Life Birth Center was absolutely amazing. From prenatal appointments, to that special day of delivery, and then of course postpartum appointments. Labor and delivery were always something that scared me so much, I almost didn’t plan to have children. Meeting Tammy in her office for our consult, I knew right then that I would be safe. On April 24, 2014, I was just that. I safely delivered a perfect little boy into Tammy’s arms. Tammy helped keep me calm through labor and coached me to different positions to stay comfortable until she caught my baby, and Cynda was right by my side keeping me focused. This team is unbelievable and I would recommend them to any woman on earth. Thank you ALBC for a beautiful home birth story!