Testimonials

“Our home birth felt so natural, so safe, and so special. The experience of the birth team gave us the confidence we needed to make it through labor. They seemed to sense just the right level of involvement was needed at various times throughout labor. We felt we were in good hands the whole time.

They pampered us after the birth with ten times more attention, care and support than any medical hospital team. After they left, the house was even cleaner than before the birth and everything was prepared for postpartum care. We really felt blessed… and quite spoiled!

I’ve had a hospital birth and a home birth, and I can definitely say that you receive so much more attention and care from the home birth team. If anything was not going correctly with the birth, I would trust the home birth team to discover the problem much quicker than the hospital team. I gave birth in a high risk hospital unit, and they didn’t even think I was dilated when I when I was actually ready to push. Believe Midwifery is so different. They are in tune with the mother and baby and focus on your needs from the time they arrive until well after the baby is born and nursing well. They provide the type of care and pampering that you’d feel you’d have to pay more for, not less. What a blessing!

Greentown Couple

“I have no religion, I mostly agree with Buddhism, while living in Bloomington I spent a lot of time in the parks of a temple close to my house. I cannot stand hypercritical and/or pushy “insert organized religion here.” Before I contacted you I was concerned so I spoke to a friend of mine that had a previous homebirth with you. She assured me that you were not pushy with your beliefs & that you are a very genuine person. I honestly can’t remember it every really coming up during my appointments either. I feel that you and your staff are truly good and genuine people, that speaks more to me than any religious affiliation.”

Logansport Mother

“I loved all the information available. I also like the natural approach for dealing with prenatal issues that arise. The encouragement from the birth team to trust yourself and nautre was wonderful. No complaints.”

Lafayette Couple

“I just wanted to take a minute to tell you how much I have appreciated your services, time, care and even friendship. I have never enjoyed medical services before, and every office visit has been fun, educational, and just nice. I am really looking forward to working with you in the future! You have really been just amazing, and the homebirth was a perfect experience.”

Lafayette Mother

”I will have you deliver all of my future children!”

Covington Couple

“It was an experience like none other & one I could not have stuck out without the support of a partner as committed to it as I was. Jeremy encouraged & loved on me the entire labor. I was carried along from the incredibly patient & loving care we received from Gretchen, our birth attendant, & Penny.” – Read Toby’s full birth story

Indianapolis Couple

“This experience was so empowering. To be able to be in the comforts of my own home and for all intents and purposes, birth and catch my own child. Hold him in the water for some time, then we moved to my bed, where we cut the cord and birthed the placenta. I don’t believe Benjamin left my arms for a good 2 or 3 hours. He was able to nurse before they took him to do his assessment. Should we be blessed to have another child, although right now I am content with 2 perfect little boys, I would chose to do a home birth again in a heartbeat.” – Read Benjamin’s full birth story

Lafayette Couple

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Food For Thought

Food for Thought

"It is much more important to know what sort of patient has a disease than what sort of disease a patient has."

Sir William Osler

 

Food for Thought

"Happiness is underrated and critically important to health. Seriously! Unfortunately, many people just have no idea how to be happy."

Aviva Romm

Food for Thought

"Physicians simply do not have time to be what patients want them to be: open-minded, knowledgeable teachers and caregivers who can hear and understand their needs."

Snyderman and Weil

Food for Thought #1

"They say that time changes things. But you actually have to change them yourselves."

Andy Warhol

Food for Thought

"To think is easy. To act is hard. But the hardest thing in the world is to act in accordance with your thinking."

Johann Wolfgang von Goether

Food for Thought

"Birth isn’t about avoiding one set of realities in favor of another. It’s about embracing all facets of birth--contradictory, messy, or unpleasant as some might be--as vital to the whole."

Rixa Freeze PhD

Food for Thought

"Why I appreciate being a certified nurse-midwife, as opposed to choosing another route for midwifery: I feel learning the science is vital so the art of midwifery is safe and effective."

Dr. Penny Lane, nurse-midwife

Food for Thought

"When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser."

Socrates

Food for Thought

"To accomplish great things, we must not only act but also dream; not only plan, but also believe."

Anatole France

Food for Thought

"Science and uncertainty are inseparable companions. Beware of those who are very certain about things. There are no absolute truths in biological sciences - only hypotheses... 'We need to train medical students and residents more in the art of uncertainty and less in the spirit that everything can be known or that it even needs to be known.'"

Grimes (1986)

Food for Thought

"American physicians are rewarded for doing things to patients, not for keeping them well."

Grimes, 1986

Food for Thought

"The false idol of technology. 'Having a widget screwed into one's scalp has become an American birthright.'"

Grimes, 1986

Food for Thought

"Between 1985 and 1987, a hospital instituted a successful program to reduce its cesarean rate. The rate fell from 18% to 12%, losing the hospital $1 million in revenues - no small sum in those days."

Goer & Romano, 2012, p 37

Food for Thought

"Obstetricians are much more likely to perform a cesarean when they wrongly believe the baby weighs 4000 g or more based on sonographic estimates than when the baby actually weighs this much but the obstetrician did not suspect it."

Goer & Romaro, 2012, p 35

Food for Thought

"If you play God, you will be blamed for natural disasters."

Marsden Wagner (2006)

Food for Thought

"An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don't."

Anatole France

Food for Thought #3

"Birth is not only about making babies. Birth also is about making mothers - strong, competent, capable mothers, who trust themselves and know their inner strength."

Barbara Katz Rothman PhD (1996)

Food for Thought #4

"Believe there is always, always, always a way. When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: you haven't."

Thomas Edison

Food for Thought #5

"All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."

Arthur Schopenhauer

Food for Thought #2

"Yet you brought me safely from my mother’s womb and led me to trust you at my mother’s breast."

Psalm 22:9