Alyssa Martin & Sara Peters
Certified Professional Midwives
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It felt so relaxing and right to have our second son born within our own home!
I was halfway through my pregnancy when I heard about Alyssa and we started thinking of a home birth. I totally fell in love with the idea. My husband was able to be along on every prenatal visit and we quickly learned to trust Alyssa and feel confident in her skill.
When my water broke I was five days early and hadn't felt any strong contractions yet. When I called Alyssa she was upbeat and reassuring that my body would go into labor on its own. She was right. That evening I felt it coming. Because I had had an epidural with my previous delivery, I felt unsure of how soon I would need Alyssa for the delivery. I checked with her several times and she was patient in helping me interpret the contractions and assured me I was doing fine, but promised she would come as soon as I wanted her there. It felt relaxing to be home, just my husband and I, as we waited. When we felt we wanted Alyssa and Sara to be there, my husband called her and they started on their way. They arrived around 1AM and quietly set up the tub for a water birth. The warm water helped so much in helping to keep me relaxed through the pain. Sara helped me through each contraction and reminded me to breath. Zachary DeAndre was born at 3:26AM. It was so incredible to hold him, and know it was over, and to marvel with my husband at his newborn perfectness. Alyssa and Sara explained everything they did, as they checked Zachary and I, and settled us in bed. My own bed. I loved waking, a little later, to the quietness of my own home with our new tiny one beside me. We have nothing but wonderful memories of the birth. Thank you, Alyssa and Sara!