New parents are often amazed at the feelings that accompany becoming a mother or father for the first time. Most experience this transition as an exciting and joy-filled journey, but many families also experience the challenges of this uncharted territory as well and need to find connections…to people, to places, to resources that will make this transition as smooth as possible for everyone.
The guys who fear becoming fathers don’t understand that fathering is not something perfect men do, but something that perfects the man.” -Frank Pittman, Man Enough
I had my fifth child with New Beginnings Birth Center. The other four were at West Valley. Not only was my pre and post-natal experience with New Beginnings peaceful and rewarding, but raising my child I had with them has been a completely different experience. I can see the change in mannerisms, contentment, ability to change and adapt, cognitive development, etc. that I didn’t see nearly as much or hardly at all with my first four. All I can say is that I have a HUGE testimony of the importance of a natural childbirth in a peaceful environment like the one at New Beginnings. I learned so much from the midwives with my fifth that I hadn’t learned with my first four, and now that we expect our sixth, I’m like a little kid getting candy. I can’t wait to experience it all over again!! I even came a day early to my first appointment!! :O) That was pregnancy brain though. I’m happy I can refer others here with confidence and excitement which has in turn given other new moms less fear in facing a new change.
“We had always thought that we wanted our first baby to be born in a hospital, it just seemed smarter, safer, and so on. I honestly thought that it was the best option for me. But by the time we were pregnant with our baby girl, our minds had definitely changed. I was worried about how vulnerable birth makes a woman, how scared it makes her husband and how quickly your plans for a normal, natural birth could change just by a suggestion that something might not be right. I wanted to be listened to, believed, and not made to worry unless something was truly wrong. And so… we came to New Beginnings Birth Center. Despite all our fears about pregnancy and birth, we began to truly trust the wonderful Midwives. I stopped freaking out over little things and began to love being pregnant. They were all so reassuring and friendly and it made us so thankful to think of them being in charge at the birth. The birth didn’t go as smoothly as we had naively imagined and the fear and vulnerability were definitely there. But the Midwives and our doula, Sheila, were amazing and took each step with us. They made everything so much easier to endure. To have a healthy normal baby is an unspeakable gift. But to be able to look back on your baby’s birth with happiness and gratitude is even better. We are so thankful that our minds changed and we got to experience our first birth at New Beginnings Birth Center.”
“When our first birth experience in a hospital was less than desirable we knew we wanted to find a different place. We had some friends that had such a wonderful experience here. We did our research and chose to go with New Beginnings. During my pregnancy I received the best prenatal care I could have imagined. The entire staff here was so friendly and very knowledgeable. During every prenatal visit all my questions were answered and all my concerns were discussed. I came away feeling very informed about all that was happening (completely opposite of the hospital experience we had) Rachel and the other gals at my birth provided me with the best care. They were so calm and so encouraging. During the hardest part of labor I remember whispering “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”. Rachel held my hand and said “Yes, you can”. It was so powerful! I will always remember that moment. Because of this experience my husband and I realized we are not done having children. I am so excited for the next time we get to be with these wonderful ladies!”
Dave, Brittany, and Levi Stark:
“We had the most amazing birth of our first baby here at New Beginnings with Rachel assisting. He was born only 25 minutes after we arrived at the center. I will never forget seeing Levi for the first time and holding him close for the hours after his birth while we were under the loving care of the midwives and staff. We felt like we were at home with family. It was such a relaxing way to greet our new little arrival. I love New Beginnings and can’t wait to be back again! Thank you all for your wonderful care for mothers and babies.”
Joey & Tara Hickman:
“When we learned we were pregnant with our second child, we were thrilled to be returning to the birth center for our care and another beautiful birth experience. Each prenatal appointment left us feeling even more excited for our big day. The midwives really took the time to answer every question and made us feel like we had all the time in the world to talk, even when we knew they were busy. Rachel, in particular, took the time to help us create a birth-plan based on OUR wants for the birth. Little did we know, our little girl would arrive extremely fast (3 ½ hours total) and leave us with little time for some of the details of the birth-plan. When we arrived at the birth center, with just minutes to spare, Rachel was the reason we were able to stay calm and not get stressed out. She knew what to do and say to make me as comfortable as possible and did an amazing job guiding me through to the end. The care we received afterward was just as amazing as she is such a knowledgeable, compassionate, and down-to-earth midwife. We couldn’t have asked for a better way to welcome our sweet little girl into this world. Thank you Rachel and New Beginnings Birth Center!”
“Every once in awhile you encounter a level of service that just blows you away. And after you have had time to reflect on that service you let everyone else know where they too can experience that same service. I can wholeheartedly recommend the Midwives here. Their service was phenomenal , encompassing not only mother and child but attention was afforded to me as well. I can honestly say that throughout the pregnancy and during the birth that I felt completely confident that the midwives had everything in control and accounted for.”
“You have now delivered four of my grandchildren and I want to let you know how much I appreciate you and your staff. You do such an amazing job. You…have such an amazing presence and seem to know exactly the right moments to assist. I appreciate your kindness and calmness in each situation. It truly is a comfort and joy to know such wonderful people. You have a lovely spirit about you.”
Sheena, TJ, Thomas, Jayleigh and Baby Harvey Wellard:
“Thank you all so much for providing a wonderful facility for mothers to give birth in. You have created an exceptional environment and the hospitality we received during our time with you far exceeded any hospital experience I have ever had.”
All our Love, Jami, Garry, Charli Rose:
“You provided an unparalleled level of comfort and security and we will never forget your commitment to us during this most amazing moment of our lives.”