I began my first pregnancy with a doctor in the BCS area. She was a great doctor but her office staff was not so great. We moved to Fort Worth in the middle of the pregnancy and I switched to midwifery care because I thought it would be more personal and thorough. My husband and I began to learn about natural childbirth and became passionate about it. Continue reading Kathryn’s Birth
I’m a mom of three girls. My first two were born in the hospital. My stays in the hospital were distasteful and difficult due to the distance of the hospital. Also because of some of the situations that arose while I was there. These factors lead me to conduct a search online. I looked up midwives in my area and found Toni. Continue reading 3rd Time’s the Charm
Our path to Toni began when I couldn’t find a doctor who would help me have a VBAC for our third child. I had already decided that I simply would not be having an unnecessary surgery and so it began with simple research into natural and home birth and it ended with a total change of attitude and worldview. Continue reading Olivia’s Arrival
I was just about to fall asleep, the night our son came, when about 11:30 pm, I felt the slow trickle of my water breaking. I bolted out of bed and ran to our bathroom to see what was going on to discover that my mucous plug had also come undone. I hadn’t felt any consistent contractions so I went back to bed to see if any happened. And sure enough not long after I laid back down in my bed, I had a contraction. The next one was about 8 or 9 minutes later. Same thing with the third contraction. So my husband and I called, our Midwife, Toni.
After a disappointing hospital birth with my first child, Lily, I decided that there must be a better way for me to have a baby.
I talked to other home birth mamas and did hours and hours of research. I started researching home birth when Lily wasn’t even a year old. When I got pregnant with Ehren I decided to see a midwife and have a home birth. Continue reading Ehren’s Birth Story
I met with Toni at 8 am Sept. 1st, 2010. During that visit she determined that either my water had broke or that the bag of waters had torn. When the fluid was tested, however, it did not test as amniotic fluid. Toni told me that I was ready to have the baby I just needed to start contracting. She gave me an herb to take and told me to take a walk. Continue reading The Birth of Elisha 2010
We had a beautiful birth. Our son joined us on my mom’s birthday, on a Friday evening at the same time of day, to the minute, as his big sister had been born on a Monday morning 3 years ago. Continue reading Nikolas’s Birth
Hugo is my second child, and being my second pregnancy I found myself thinking I was more prepared for his birth than I really was. For instance, I didn’t think to sign up for birthing classes until it was too close to my due date to join any of the group classes, so I ended up hiring a private instructor on Toni’s recommendation. We scheduled the classes for a month before the due date, but they kept getting pushed back due to family illnesses. Continue reading Hugo’s Birth Story
For almost 6 months now I have been formulating just the right story to share about our births. There are so many fabulous & detailed birth stories written by other moms on Toni’s website that I wanted to share a different angle of our birth journeys especially for those of you who are at the cross roads: wholesome birth with an awesome Midwife – Toni or hospital birth, in high hopes that it can be as natural as it possibly can be without unnecessary medical interventions. Continue reading Our Birth Journey
It is pretty long, but this is one of the best stories of my life! The whole pregnancy, I felt like my “theme” was “Let go and let God,” and that is exactly what I did for the birth too! Continue reading My Birth Story for Trinity