Client Comments

What our midwifery clients say about their care:

Top notch. I received care from Access Midwifery for both my children. I couldn’t be happier with my experience during labour and birth.  The midwives are super reliable and supportive.

The office administrator is lovely!  She was a great help in connecting me with the people who could answer my questions and for scheduling and rescheduling my appointments.

Kyla K.

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We were thrilled regarding our postpartum care – so supported – gave us a lot of confidence we were doing a good job.

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Working with Aisia and Adrienne was a wonderful experience.  I felt they supported myself and my family through the process.  There were both very patient with my busy son and involved him in the appointments. Their styles of care are well matched and we felt confident in each of their abilities/experience to bring our baby in to the world.  We loved working with a midwife again and would highly recommend this outstanding personal level of care to any expecting families.

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All of you ladies are amazing! We never felt rushed and always felt respected. Adrienne blew us away.  We felt very comfortable and reassured by her.

Aurora G.

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I had such a positive experience at AMFC.  Heather W. was extremely knowledgeable and professional.  She made such an effort to make our toddler feel apart of the experience.  The atmosphere in the clinic is welcoming and warm.

Anna C.

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Thank you to our midwives for providing attentive, passionate, professional, whole-hearted care to myself, Rose and our family during, after and before Rose’s birth!

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My experience with Aisia and Adrienne as well as Misty and Heather was amazing! I felt supported and it made the pregnancy journey easier as well as the preparations for the birth more relaxing.  Thank you for the amazing work you do!

Alyse A.

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Women are amazing.  The strength we have is remarkable.  The ability to care for one another when we need it most is indescribable.  My midwife taught me this.  I couldn’t have done this without her.  She was there for me 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  With her patience, understanding and gentle voice, she guided me through my emotional hurricane with grace.  She gave me the gift of safety and security during some of the hardest times.  She provided me with care I could have never imagined I’d ever need with strength and reassurance.  Midwives are angels.  I am so grateful to have had mine.  Thank you Adrienne Carruthers!

Christin S.

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Thank you for including my partner in the visits.  I really appreciated the midwives taking the time to answer both my and my partner’s questions.  I appreciated responses to questions by phone, email and in person.  Katrina is great!

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Switching to Access halfway through my pregnancy was the best choice for my family. Everyone at Access was so warm and welcoming. Katrina was so warm and friendly every visit.  She put me at ease to call or email whenever I needed something. Heather was absolutely wonderful. She ensured everything was what I wanted and empowered me to make my choices with confidence. We feel truly blessed to have Heather as part of our birth story.

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I would recommend AMFC to anyone looking for prenatal care.

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I had a great experience with Access Midwifery.  I felt that my midwife cared about me and my preferences, while offering suggestions and options as circumstances changed.  I felt supported through my whole pregnancy, delivery and post partum and looked forward to my appointments.  I will be back with my second!

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I will miss you guys so much! I’ve really enjoyed my care with all 3 of my boys!  I am constantly recommending you to friends and family!

Louise W.

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My care prenatal and post with Access was amazing. Misty and Heather N. were so wonderful and communicated well during my time in their care.  My birth was easy and good and both midwives, OB and nurses cared so well for me during the time. I am sad  I can’t stay with Access forever!

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With AMFC it felt like I have my mother with me. They treated me like a family member every single moment of my delivery and my pregnancy.  My special thank you to Lorna, Heather Wood and Hilary.

Indu and Ajay S.

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I always felt very welcome, supported and encouraged in the appointments or any phone calls.  Wonderful support!! I have left Access beyond grateful for the service and care me and my family received.  We are so fortunate to have wonderful, professional midwives like Chloe and Adrienne in our community.

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Care was excellent for both my babies.  All midwives who worked with me were knowledgeable, kind and thorough!

Marianne S.

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Katrina was wonderful! She was always helpful, welcome and accessible.  Always a pleasure during my visits.

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The care provided by Lorna during my birth and labour was excellent.  I felt completely safe and confided in her hands. I believe this was the reason I had such a positive experience.  Everyone at the office is fantastic.  Thank you for making my pregnancy (which was at times difficult) such a great time for me and my family.

Suzanne B.

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I had such a good experience, couldn’t have asked for better.

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We are so grateful for the excellent care we received from Chloe and Adrienne throughout our prenatal-postnatal care.  Adrienne was a rock for us during and after a very long and difficult birth and labour.  I truly believe that were it not for her the experience would have been much more traumatic for myself and my partner.  She was ever calm, cool and collected while also being emotionally supportive and relatable – an impressive combination.  Her skills and professionalism were evident in every encounter we had with her.

Rhea W.

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Heather is an incredible midwife and we are so grateful for having her support, care and expertise.  We felt so supported by everyone at Access Midwifery and will highly recommend your clinic. Heather’s skills in the hospital helped our whole family in our stay from start to finish. Katrina was wonderful – very helpful and welcoming.

Colleen M.

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Thank you all for everything.  You guys made all my birthing experience so positive.  I’d recommend your services to anyone!

Allison M.

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What a positive health care experience.  I would recommend Access Midwifery to any expecting woman.  My team (Heather, Misty, Chloe and Andrea) took no shortcuts in my care and attention. I felt that not only my physical health and the baby’s health were a top priority, but also my mental health and happiness which was a refreshing surprise.  Access has a strong sense of community and I am thrilled to be connected with this talented group.

Jennifer Y.

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The birth was a wonderful experience and we are so glad we came upon Access Midwifery to make it exactly what it was.  We felt very comfortable and safe through the pregnancy, knowing we had people with such expertise and genuine hear to support us.  Thank you so much!

Mika and Owen

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The whole team at AMFC is just awesome and I always loved going to my appointments. All 4 of my children were born through the clinic and I’ve always received the most amazing care. I recommend the clinic to people all the time!

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We had such an “easy” pregnancy and a “laid back” but well informed lead up to our birth. Needless to say we had a very complicated birth (26 hour early, 8 hour active, 2 hour pushing and epidural and spinal and c-section under general anesthetic).  We got through it thanks to your great birth team.  Even more so our midwives’ care extended beyond labour and birth to a very high needs and colicky baby with reflux.  No matter what the issues, we always felt so supported and informed by our midwife team!  So glad we went this route!  Thank you Misty, Heather N and Chloe!

Ali B.

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The care at Access is top notch!  I would not hesitate to recommend to anyone getting a midwife.  The experience is personal, thorough and informative!

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An extremely positive experience overall and would suggest that any expectant family consider this an option – knowledgeable, supportive and caring support!

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Thank you to all for such wonderful care.  Your office is very welcoming and I recommend you to friends and family.

Amber T.

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I enjoyed and loved my care at AMFC and would come back if I had another baby even though my birth didn’t go as planned.  Adrienne and Heather W. were there and helping me along with the best of their ability and were very supportive.  I would recommend them in a heartbeat.

Alisha S.

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From the first visit to the last, I always felt like I was in good care.  I was able to deliver my beautiful baby girl in the comfort of my own home, just as I had wished and I will be forever grateful to Adrienne, Heather and Heidi.

Melissa T.

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Adrienne was amazing from the first meeting when I was very nervous about having a different midwife for the first time out of three babies.  The final visit is always the worst, I never want to leave the care of AMFC because they become like family.  Adrienne was extremely supportive on everything I did and didn’t want and was so helpful with everything postpartum.  Thank you to everyone at AMFC for everything and being so supportive and always so happy.

Katie R.

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We could not be happier with the care we received at Access Midwifery.  The midwives we worked with were extremely knowledgeable, approachable and helpful.  We felt supported at each prenatal visit, the hospital and during labour and delivery.  Our midwives kept us informed through out the pregnancy; discussing the possible outcome as things unfolded.  They respected our wish and ensure were heard when dealing with other care practitioners. Overall, our experience with Access was wonderful. We feel blessed to have had their assistance in bringing out daughter into the world.  Big thank you!

Ashley J.

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The care, support and genuine kindness of our midwives was outstanding.

Suzy T.

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Katrina always greeted me with a smile and was ever so patient with me when I had to call to get my appointment times again. I had the experience of receiving amazing care from Heather N., Misty and Andrea.  All three of these caring midwives displayed great love and support through my pregnancy, second c-section and postpartum care. I think you all for your tremendous work along with your guidance and advice in helping to deliver my two beautiful boys into this world.

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I cannot say enough good things about Access Midwifery and my midwife team. They made the whole pregnancy, labour, birth and post partum process comfortable and low stress.  I felt so well supported by midwife, particularly during the birth, when she really showed off her skills! She was such a calming influence, yet she was in charge of my care the whole time.  I felt like I had the best advocate by my side.  The home visits during the postpartum period were the cherry on top of my care.  By the end my partner and I felt sad to lose a care provider and as strong, supportive friend.

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Warm, welcoming environment, very supportive and responsive.  I cannot say enough praise and thanks for the amazing team of midwives at AMFC. They supported and informed me in a warm, genuine non-biased manner.  It was a huge goal of mine to have a natural delivery, a feat none of my sisters were able to do for various reasons and I believe working with midwives empowered me to be able to do that. Following my birth I felt a newfound respect for myself and all women who give birth and such gratitude to my team for helping make it possible.  I’ll be back with it’s time for baby Hinds 2. It was like I had a nurse, doctor. and friends through out my pregnancy, delivery and postnatal.  I will miss them all!

Cheyenne H.

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Always felt 100% supported.  There was never any judgment and I felt you all really got to know me, my needs, limits, attitude, strengths, and challenges and supported me so well by using this knowledge. Thank you so much for everything.  You are such a great team and complement each other very well. I have recommended you many times!

Erin V.

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Absolutely fantastic care.  Couldn’t be more grateful for Andrea and Heather’s support, knowledge and friendliness.  We were so happy with the whole midwife experience, especially the inclusion of our 5 year old Gwendolyn in the visits and birth itself.  Such a beautiful experience.

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Prenantal care was amazing. I never felt rushed and I left I got great information to many an informed decision regarding home birth.  I am extremely happy with the care I received before, during and after the birth of my son. I would highly recommend our team at Access.

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Excellent care.  Completely trusted my midwife.  Fabulous care, support and knowledge. Had complete confidence in my care before, during and after delivery.  Thank you Heather and AMFC!

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“Very positive experience. I would recommend the practice to anyone.”

Rhiannon, David and Ember

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“ Absolutely wonderful experience. Loved my midwife and feel I could not have been in better care.”

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“I was so impressed with the knowledge of these three women. They were professional yet compassionate, caring and understanding. They gained my full confidence and respect. I am so unbelievably grateful to have been guided through this experience by the loving care of Heather, Misty and Andrea.”

Y.R.

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“AMFC was an incredible resource and support system during my third pregnancy. I had a complex story to follow regarding Prom with my second delivery and a C-section. This team of amazing midwives helped me make an informed choice and I was able to have the VBAC I so desperately hoped for.”

Chelsea D.

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“ I enjoyed the experience through Access Midwifery. Katrina was very welcoming, friendly and always had a smile. Heather was amazing with her very knowledgeable skills, calm and relaxed attitude and friendly and open personality. I would go back and recommend to anyone.”

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“My midwife was Heather Wood. She was very helpful throughout our whole pregnancy. I would recommend her to anyone. I will also be using her for my next pregnancy.”

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“Adrienne is an excellent and caring midwife who we felt confident in her skills and abilities to handle anything unusual that may come up. We planned a home birth but ended with a C-section and Adrienne was there to advocate for us. She also went above and beyond to be there for our birth on her scheduled day off. We are so thankful to have had her with us.”

Lisa, Jesse and Isla

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“Overall, I had a very positive birth experience. My midwife provided me and my husband good information to make sound choices that were right for us. We also appreciated that even though the second stage of labour was lengthy, Adrienne was calm and supportive the whole time and did not jump ahead to other interventions (vacuum, forceps, C-section) and I was able to have a natural vaginal delivery. I am so grateful to Adrienne and have nothing but positive comments about her, Heather and the whole practice. Thank you!”

Emilie P.

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“We had such a wonderful birth experience. I had a very quick labour (5.5 hours) and Heather was calm and strong, she guided us through every step. We wanted to have the baby in the hospital (and we did). I was so nice having just the three of us in the room. The aftercare was amazing. Would do it just the same way next time! “

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“Adrienne was my midwife and I have nothing but positive things to say about her. I felt very comfortable around her and knew I was in good hands with her. She was very supportive during my home birth. I hope she is available to deliver my next baby too! All of the staff I met at Access were positive ladies. Great environment to bring a new baby into. I recommend their clinic to other expecting moms.”

Amber L.

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“The level of care we received from AMFC was superior! I felt as though my mental/emotional and physical health was their number one concern. I felt I could ask any question without feeling judged or pushed aside. The midwives explained everything thoroughly and always had time for our concerns. They were gentle and kind and full of knowledge. Brining our baby in to the world under their care was a beautiful and joyful experience, and I felt very safe. The aftercare we received was outstanding!!! I don’t know what I would have done without them in the first week and I loved that they came to our house rather than me have to take the baby in. I will treasure our experience with Heather and Lorna for always.”

Andrea M.

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“Thank you for providing a caring and comfortable environment. Access Midwifery displayed great love and support throughout my pregnancy and birth. They were there to help guide me through difficult decisions and followed up with excellent postpartum care. Thank you to everyone at Access Midwifery! Keep up the great work!”

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“ Thank you to everyone! I have a beautiful baby boy, my appointments were informative, fun and extremely enjoyable. My delivery was well planned and executed by Misty. Everyone at Access was kind and supportive. If I have another child I’m definitely coming back. Thank you all.”

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“ The midwives at this clinic are amazing and I recommend them to all of my expecting friends. Heather Wood delivered both my girls and we just loved her. Thanks Heather!”

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“Parenthood is an enormous, demanding, and sometimes overwhelming journey. But when the journey starts with a foundation of strength, confidence and care, it can make all the difference. Heather was our midwife for the births of both our children and she has been a big part of this foundation. With her cheerful presence, infinite knowledge and trusting calm nature (both in us and the amazing prenatal – birth process) it has been so easy to feel “at home” with parenthood from the very beginning. Our family has grown with her beside us and I can’t imagine any other person I would want helping us lay these amazing beginnings.”

D.E.

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“I would highly recommend your practice and found all the midwives (Chloe, Misty, Heather x 2) to be amazingly caring and supportive. I had a fantastic birth experience that redeemed childbirth for me after a very difficult first labour/pregnancy. Thank you!”

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“We were exceptionally pleased with the shared care midwife team, and I had the birthing experience beyond what I could have hoped for. Science, common sense, and delightful women led to a pregnancy and homebirth that was just wonderful. Thanks for the support and exceptional care, Heather, Chloe and Misty!”

Arianne, Jesse and Clara

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“A wonderful experience at Access Midwifery for both our first and second child. Such an incredible group of women who care for women and their families! I can’t think of a more special and appropriate way to welcome our children to the world. An incredibly skilled, warm, professional and approachable group. Thank you!”

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“I will always remember and appreciate the staff at Access Midwifery, You made it an amazingly easy and comfortable pregnancy, labour and delivery. My hubby sings your praises as well. Thank you so much for helping me bring this gorgeous little girl into the world.”

S.T.

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This is a huge, heartfelt thank you for giving us the birth experiences that we wanted for both (our children). Marylou, your cheerful voice on the phone and always fitting me in was always appreciated. Heather and Lorna, you are always so calm and although you both seemed to get my wierd “Sunday” aches and pains, you always reassured me and made me feel able and strong. Jody, you are so kind and lovely, we wish you luck with your on the job training. Heather, your acute observation of every little thing and your wealth of knowledge always enabled me to make decisions and to stay in a place of trust. You have all taken the time to explain and extended patience no matter what time of day it was or how many births were on the go. I cannot imagine how people give birth without you guys — you should all be proud!…With love and admiration

E. N.

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Thank you so much for helping us bring Sophie into the world. Your knowledge, expertise and caring were so comforting to us all through our pregnancy, delivery and post-partum. Sophie is our precious girl and we can’t thank you enough.

Mary, Philippe and Sophie

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Thank you all so much for everything you have done for our family! The birth of our third child was such a beautiful time for us and your kindness helped to make it so smooth! Heather and Jody, thank you for being with Claude and I the day Elise was born. Your warm, calm presence was exactly perfect for me! You are greatly appreciated and will be remembered as a very important part of Elise’s beginning.

Debbie, Claude, Noelle, Jonah and wee Elise

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Thank you for helping give me the birth experience I was hoping for. Your kindness and compassion throughout this whole experience has really meant the the world to both Denise and myself. You guys are the BEST!

Tracy & Jolina

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I would like to extend my gratitude in making the delivery of Jolina so beautiful and stress free for Tracy. It was a magical experience for me and has opened my eyes to a new career – becoming a doula. I have always loved watching babies being born – especially my five grandchildren – this delivery was even more special. Thank you for bringing Jolina into the world and helping bring Tracy and I even closer – you are my heroes!

Denise (Gramma)

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“Thanks” does not seem adequate to express how I feel. How do you say “thanks” for bringing my child into the world? I am so grateful for Evan’s safe arrival due to your knowledge; I trusted you all the way and it made a wonderful difference! I felt empowered and supported in decisions made. Thank you for being a great teacher to the children before and at the hospital – they will always remember!

Gillian, Gary & Evan

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It was so good to know there was always someone to call whenever I had concerns. You were always friendly and welcoming whenever I visited your clinic.

Paula

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One of the best decisions of my life is having you as our midwives. So many times, people told me, as reassurance, “Oh millions of women have gone through this…” And though that may be true, none were ever or will ever be, exactly as it was for me, with you. I wish you could know how may memories and images, words and moments, all of the aching beauty and exquisite pain that I’m trying to fit into these two small words…Thank you.

Joyce, Dan & Tomma

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The care was very good — I felt safe and confident with you and in my own self.

Soumeya

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Thank you so much for helping us through the birth of our wonderful second daughter. You made a stressful situation much easier, with your sense of humour, knowledge and calm. We are so grateful to you both.

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We are so grateful for the care we received from you both. Throughout the pregnancy to the delivery of our baby and into the post-natal and newborn care that we received from you, we always felt well supported and cared for. Ed and I were always able to ask you any questions we had and we felt empowered to make decisions about everything, every step of the way. Lorna, your labour and delivery support got me (and Ed – and Kamryn!) through the most memorable and wonderful day of my life – thank you.

Melanie, Ed & Baby Kamryn

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My birth experience was so tremendously positive. I credit it completely to the sensitivity and outstanding abilities of my midwives. This is how birth should be.

Zhacau

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Thank you. Thank you. Thank you a million times over, for such a wonderful birth experience. I appreciate so much the care you took in involving Adera in the birth of her brother. You really made my first home birth an amazingly easy one for all of us. Thank you.

Jada

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Thank you so much for all your help and support. You were all wonderful and we are so happy you could share our birthing experience. Heather N [student midwife] we wish you the best in finishing your program. You will make an excellent midwife. I hope we get to see you all again for baby number 2.

Cheryl, Rob & Baby Koah

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We cannot thank you both enough. You both helped make Darion’s and my pregnancy/labour the most amazing experience possible. We truly know if it was not for the both of you, I would not have had such a positive time. It is so wonderful to see two women who are not only good at their jobs but who put so much are into what they do. Thank you again and we look forward to keeping in touch.

Julie, Darion & Tavin

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Your dedicated, professional care has meant so much to us. We always looked forward to our visits with you. We feel ready to be independent parents.

Penny