Testimonials

“It struck me when Mike came & picked up the tub how this is what you do – your profession, & what you did for us you do often & for many.  & yet you carried it out with such love & patience.  It is inspiring.  I will always be grateful for how patient & encouraging you were with me, especially as I was so wary.  (Thank you for looking past my wariness!)   :)”

Indianapolis Couple

“I simply couldn’t have had a better experience! It makes me sad to know that I won’t be coming in to see you ladies since I’m not pregnant and not planning on having more babies, but one day (hopefully) I can be a member of your team!!!”

Brownsburg Couple

“I am pagan and was hesitant at first contacting you, especially in our circumstance that hubby was out of the country for deployment, but after meeting with you we knew it wouldn’t be an issue. i agree that the apprehension came from previous encounters with self righteous Christians, but you (and your staff) are not that way…caring, honest people…that’s all that matters no matter your beliefs.”

Logansport Mother

”I can not even begin to express what a healing experience my pregnancy and birth has been for me.  I suspect that you knew that it would be.  The care and love expressed by you and all those working with you for my family and for moms and babies in total is all encompassing and empowering.  You all are true examples of the love of our Lord and Savior.”

Indianapolis Couple

“Made me giggle. I felt the opposite, I knew I wasn’t living my life right when I first met you, and was more worried about you judging me. Especially cause I knew right but wasn’t living it. But you never judged. Which of course is the true heart of Christianity, its just not seen often. Now that I’m getting back on track, I’m so grateful, then and now, for your beliefs and openness to discuss anything. Knowing you pray for us is the best gift anyone could receive.”

Carmel Mother

“Loved the personalized & comprehensive care & advice! It was so nice being at home and not worrying about what would happen in a hospital. I had amazing care & loved laboring in my own home. I don’t have enough sweet words for how sweet the girls were.”

Brownsburg Couple

“My favorite part was the support, the assumption that my body could and would hand it all without interference. I enjoyed not knowing how dilated I was, or being coached through pushing. I enjoyed the freedom to yield to what my body was doing without either inspection or criticism. The assistants were great! I really appreciate that you make normal, natural home birth legally possible. You give women like myself confidence to trust our bodies and the natural flow of life. Thank you!!!”

Lizton Mom

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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