My husband, Justin, and I took The Bradley Method ®
classes when I was pregnant with our first child. Before becoming pregnant, I assumed I'd have a medicated birth just because I thought that's what everyone did. As I began to seek out the best care for the arrival of our son, however, I realized that not only was a natural birth going to be the safest for both him and me, but that I could, in fact, give birth. The classes we attended provided us with the knowledge, practice, and preparation needed to have an amazingly beautiful birth. We greeted our son, William, on Mother's Day, May 11, 2008. Giving birth was the hardest work I've ever done, but also the most elating moment of my life. My mother, who witnessed my labor and birth, said she felt like she was intruding on one of the most intimate times between a husband and wife. The experience truly was a joint effort, as Justin supported and encouraged me every step of the way.
On April 8, 2010, we welcomed our daughter, Vera, to our family in another great birth. Our first two children were born at home, where we enjoy gardening, raising chickens, and playing with our large dog, Gandalf.
On Sept. 29, 2012 we welcomed our son, Silas, to the family in an adventurous, unexpected car birth. (We had planned a hospital birth this time... but didn't make it there)
Justin works at Chick-fil-A headquarters and the kids love playing fun games with Daddy when he gets home.
I hope to meet and get to know you soon!