At our Orem birth center
Here is a sampling of the notes we have received from clients in the more than 20 years we have been in practice. To protect privacy, names and certain details have been redacted. To see the original note, click the link.
I will never be able to show or express my appreciation for ALL you have done for me and my family! I am extremely grateful to you for being the midwife I needed. You taught me a lot especially how to trust my body. I wish every woman could meet you and experience pregnancy and labor with you. I trust you and feel your love for me and your job. You have a gift. I am so grateful for my beautiful births at home with you. Thank you for delivering B, F, H, and S! I love you like a sister and you will always be special to us. Thank you!!
I just wanted to say thank you for all you did for us. It's amazing that it has been almost a hear now since the birth of our son. Because of you and the amazing student midwives we have a healthy boy. Thank you again!
Thank you for all of your expertise and support during our birthing journey! We are so glad to have the amazing BetterBirth Center team as part of the birth of our precious little one.
A K & R 2015
Very fitting that we were able to begin and end our journey with you! Not sure if you remember but we toured the facility with you several months before R. was even in there. Since then A. and I had been secretly hoping that we would end up with you in the end, even tho we truly love everyone at BetterBirth. Thanks so much for going the extra mile with A. and I. We seriously felt like you went above and beyond for us and we are grateful to you for that. From the drive up to South Jordan for the ultra sound, to the pizza, to the hospital… You really were there every step of the way for us. Thank you so much for all you did. We like you lots and hopefully our paths will cross in the future.
Hi! I just wanted to thank you again for spending so much of your time in and out of the birthing center with us! I know you have things to do and appreciate your kindness! Thanks
Our dearest I know it’s not much, but A and I wanted to take some time to express our feeling of gratitude to each one of you for helping us get little R. here. It definitely was an experience that we will never forget and we feel so blessed to have had each of you be a part of it. We recognize that time was sacrificed on your end away from your own families and lives to help us in bringing our own little one here and for that we are truly grateful. And more time was sacrificed after this first time momma pled with you to not leave the hospital ha ha. I was very relieved that you did stay. It really meant a lot to me because I was feeling a lot of anxiety being turned over in to hands that I wasn’t familiar with and hadn’t had time to build any trust or confidence in. I know that I shared this with some of you already, but the blessing that A gave me while we were at the birthing center only said three things. It said that I shouldn’t be discouraged by the course R.’s birth was taking because she was safe in the Lord’s hands; it promised that I would have enough strength to finish what was started and that even in moments when I was very tired I would find a way to dig deeper; and it promised that the angels the Lord had sent would never leave my side. I truly feel that the four of you were the angels that I was sent to get through that time. It was such a comfort to us in a high stress situation to have you there. And we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for sticking it out with us. Really looking back, I can see that it was pretty selfish of me to beg you to stay like I did, so sorry for that. I get pretty emotional just thinking about it because it really did mean so much to me to be able to look over and know that people I trusted were still there. We felt so supported by you guys through all of the decisions that we had to make in those three days. As first time parents, we didn’t really know what we were doing but we just had to go with our gut. Even if you didn’t agree with us, we only felt that you guys were willing to help us in whatever we decided to do. We have talked a lot about it to see if there was anything that we would have done differently, but we keep coming to the conclusion that we still would have tried to exhaust all of our options before making the move over to the hospital. But we never felt rushed or pushed into any decisions that we didn’t want to make and we thank you for that as well. We realize that you get to be a part of several birthing stories and that sometimes it may just feel like another birth for you all. But for us, having you there was a game changer. Our lives were changed because you were there to help see it through. And though you guys may not always remember our birth, we will always remember you and the wonderful experience that we had. Going through a wild experience like that just kind of bonds you to those that helped you through that time, and I just feel supremely grateful for each and every one of you! I even told A when we came in for the PKU four days later that I got all excited to see you guys. You just put a smile on my face! Thanks so much again for all you did and all you do! You ladies are changing the world one family at a time! Thanks so much for being our angels! We sure like you guys and appreciate ya! With all our hearts A (the hunk/captain America, K (the pantsless serious discussion mama) & R (the undeliverable/bruised faced) Love you all!!!
KR May 2015
I wanted to thank you personally for the love, support and positive attitude you brought to the ups and downs of my pregnancy! You were always there! Thank you also for being inspired to open up a facility for us women looking for alternative options to the current birthing process. You are awesome! I hope you know how much you are appreciated and loved by our little family!
T & J April 2015
Thanks so much for your amazing care and support during my pregnancy. We will definitely be back next time I am pregnant! Let’s hope the next baby is a little more cooperative during labor!
H. C & B March 2015
Just wanted to thank you for being apart of my sons birth. You are an amazing midwife, and those students are lucky to have you. I don’t know what I would've done without all your support.
JM February 2015
I was hoping you would be on call when I went into labor and you were! I’m so Lucky! You were so wonderful and helpful while I was dealing with contractions, and you were so efficient and fabulous when it came time to transferring me to the hospital. You made something hard into something doable, and I appreciate you so much. Thank You!!!!
A R & L January 2015
All we can say is Thank You! Thank you for everything! I couldn't have done it without you. Thank you for not giving up on me and giving me the strength to keep going. I will forever be grateful. My experience at BetterBirth was so fantastic that there aren't words to express how I feel about all of you guys, so I say once again, Thank You! Until my next birth.
C J & E January 2015
Thank you so much for all your help and support during our delivery. It was a wonderful experience and we are grateful for having you there.
TF January 2015
Thank you all for your personal kindness & care during my last three pregnancies & deliveries. I have always felt very welcomed, loved, & respected in every aspect. Thank you for meeting my needs and for taking such good care of me. I will always recommend BetterBirth! Thank you!
TF January 2015
I wanted to personally say thank you for your kindness always with my pregnancies & deliveries. I know that it is your job- but you always have made me feel like a friend. I appreciate your honesty always & for staying with me during labor even though your shift ended. I have always felt very safe in your care & know that if a problem arose everything would be fine. Thank you for creating a beautiful place to bring in miracles.
Z & H December 2014
To everyone who helped and attended my birth of our sweet (baby). I am so grateful for the time and effort you all put into the experience. My dream of an out-of-hospital birth finally came true! Thank you for making it such a great experience. She is such a good baby and I feel like it is, at least in part, because of the gentle way she was able to come into the world. I am looking forward to being here again in a few years. Thank You!
C M & E 2014
Thank you for all of your care and coaching before, during, and after we had our baby girl. We are grateful for all that you have done to help both (my baby) and I to be healthy and be safe through the birth. We appreciate you all very much!
G S & M E August 2014
We just wanted to say Thank You for helping us have the birth the way we wanted. You guys are amazing and couldn’t have done a better job. We will be forever grateful.
J & E August 2014
Thank you for taking care of us! For putting up with my craziness and always being there when I needed you girls! You guys rocked! I will forever be thankful for you!
BS July 2014
I want to thank you for the beautiful birthing experiences that I’ve been privileged to have at BetterBirth with both of my babies. I have loved everything about BetterBirth from the wonderful and friendly office staff and student midwives to the care, kindness, and expertise that each of you have provided. Thank you Trinette and Suzanne for the attention and care you gave me throughout this pregnancy, especially with monitoring the low amniotic fluid levels. And I wanted to give a special thanks to Harmony and Sarah for attending me at [my baby’s] birth. You were both so supportive and kind and knew to do exactly the right things to make it a positive and safe birth. Thank you! I feel very blessed to have had two amazing births with you and am sad that I’m moving and won’t be able to have anymore babies at BetterBirth. Thank you again!
K, K, & M July 2014
Thank you for taking such good care of us during the birth of [our baby]. Your dedication, skills and attention made us all feel very loved. We are so glad you were a part of our experience and [our baby’s] birthday.
N. H. April 2014
To the best midwives around! I am so grateful that I found you guys! Thank you for caring for me and my baby throughout my pregnancy and being so kind and encouraging through labor and birth. It was a very special experience for me and I couldn’t have done it without the care you all provided. Going through all of this with you guys has opened my eyes and filled me with a great desire to be a midwife someday--for real! Thank you again and I will miss you ladies!
Simons February 2014
Just want to say how pleasantly surprised I am with how much I am loving BetterBirth! As someone who suffers with anxiety and is a bit of a hypochondriac, I was nervous I wouldn't be a great fit for a birthing center. Wrong I was! I feel so calm here. And the midwives and the students are so kind and patient with my 100000's of questions. Also they explain to me the pros and cons of every decision and let me make my own decisions. Not try and force feed my mind with nonsense and threats. I am really looking forward to having many more babies (hopefully) here! Oh and shoutout to the ultrasound tech. He is a gem!
McCulloch February 2014
I had a VBAC at BetterBirth in Orem and it was my most positive and healthy pregnancy and birth experience, the 3 prior being in hospitals. I was thrilled with the care I received throughout my pregnancy, birth and postpartum period. The appointments were fast yet thorough and when I got sick or had questions the midwife on call was always very attentive and helpful. The midwives were great listeners and supportive and helped me through an emotionally difficult pregnancy. I loved the balance of medical intervention vs natural and homeopathic remedies in my pregnancy/labor. I loved not having the side effects of an epidural after my delivery but was able to breathe in gas and air while getting stitches! I loved that the midwives were as hands on or hands off as the situation required in my labor because they knew me so well by the end of my pregnancy.
Kester February 2014
I loved the laid back atmosphere at BetterBirth, and the TIME they spent talking with me. The midwives were truly interested about how I felt, and were attentive to my needs. I had to transfer to the hospital due to premature rupture [of membranes], so sadly I did not deliver here. But I love the ladies here!
Durham October 2013
ABSOLUTELY LOVE ALL THE MIDWIVES!!! A beautiful journey start to finish here!!!
Stratton December 2013
Today I had the most wonderful birthing experience of my life!!!! Seriously, I have never felt more comforted or cared for while in labor and during delivery! My experience here was BEYOND exceptional and my midwives (and students) made me feel like a person and not a patient! I loved them all so so so so much, they're so helpful, knowledgable, kind and loving!! I can't believe how well today went! If I ever have another baby, this is definitely the place for me and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a more personal, calm, and natural birth!!!
Middleton November 2013
Truly have been a God send for having an amazing labor and delivery! GREAT facility.
Nielsen August 2013
Thank you so much for all your love, support, and a great birthing experience. I love all the midwives here and really felt their love when my precious birthing came. I highly recommend this place! Thank you!!!
Campbell February 2013
I had such a wonderful experience at BetterBirth in Orem! I gave birth to my beautiful little girl last Sunday and the midwives were amazing! I couldn't have asked for a better birth and it was so much better than my other two hospital births. I highly recommend this birth center to anyone looking into it! The midwives are SO knowledgeable and know exactly what to do in all different situations. I am very glad I chose to go to BetterBirth!!
Kersey June 2013
I've had both my babies here and will continue going with all future babies. I love that I get to go home as soon as I want after the baby gets here and they all do such a great job of keeping you safe and allowing your body to do what it does naturally. It's a wonderful group of women! I'll never birth anywhere else!
Rumery February 2014
I loved my experience with the midwives at BetterBirth!! They were very caring and took the time to talk with my husband and I. I never felt rushed during appointments and during my birthing with our daughter I felt safe and loved! I am so so happy we chose to be seen during our pregnancy there and to birth there. I would do it again!
A A January 2014
My baby is almost a year old now and I’m just now getting around to doing this! I don’t think I go more than three days in a row and not think about my experience at BetterBirth and my labor and delivery. When I have trouble falling asleep, my go-to “happy place” is the room where I labored (my bedroom at home) and then I relive my labor and transport to the center and then my delivery. Harmony was the midwife on call and because this was my first birth, I wasn’t entirely sure what I was doing! Not once did I question Harmony or Suzanne’s judgment--I trusted them implicitly. They immediately put [my baby] on my chest and allowed me to just take a second. They quietly and carefully cleaned things up around me and got me stitched up. I didn’t feel a thing with the stitches--Harmony was so good. Once we were taken care of, everyone gently came and congratulated me and told me what a great job I did. Man, talk about the biggest confidence booster ever! I couldn’t believe what I had just done and then to have four midwives (two students showed up a little later) telling me what a great job I did was just...amazing. I will never, ever forget that morning. I wanted so badly to stand up and hug each of those women so tightly and let them know how important they were to me and how grateful I was and AM for them! And then...they disappeared. I was in a quiet, dim room with my baby, and my husband, on the same bed. It was heaven. Only when I had a nursing question did someone come and help me, but other than that, we had total privacy. My entire experience with BetterBirth, prenatal, birth, and post-natal, was perfect. It was everything I hoped it would be and more. All of my visits were totally comfortable and I was so pleased that things were as minimally invasive as they were. Everything was perfect. Thank you SO MUCH for such an amazing experience. I will be back. Many, many thanks to everyone, and especially Harmony and Suzanne. You’ve blessed our little family forever!
Flanders January 2014
The BetterBirth team is fantastic. Great midwives, clear services and pricing. The student program has excellent oversight and supervision allowing aspiring midwives to gain the skills they need while assuring excellent care at an excellent price for clients that choose the student care package. A beautiful manifestation of a women centered process and organization.
Santora January 2014
[I] only [got one] picture with our fantastic student midwife. Sadly, I have no pics with [the other midwife] who was also there with her strong spirit & perfect intuition. I wish I had photo'd each visit - my 2 year old playing in the toy drawer, even little things like taking my own weight in the bathroom I realize now were baby steps that gave me ownership over the whole process, built my confidence & excitement for a birth that I got to run - not have done to me, like my previous hospital experience (well they tried, I ended up locking myself in the bathroom until I was ready to push). Everyone at BB that I had the pleasure of working with was so spot on, super smart, kind, patient & exactly what I needed in that moment. What a talented group of midwives you've assembled - here's to 20 more years!!!
S G December 2013
Thank you so much for all your services! Every member of your team is exceptional, professional, personal, and fun! I enjoyed getting to know you all and felt taken care of too! I had so much peace every time I came in because of the amazing people I was surrounded by. My delivery and care went great and safe thanks to all of you and I’m so grateful! See you next baby!!
Crane December 2013
I loved my experience at BetterBirth. The midwives were kind and gentle always accommodating my every wish. When my daughter was born she didn't take a breath right away and so the student midwife gave her a couple of rescue breaths. The midwives were so calm and in control that I didn't panic. After 3 breaths she took her first breath and was perfect. I am so grateful for calm midwives who are experts in their field. I love that they have a hotline I can call and ask questions and I love that I was able to bond alone with my baby for a few hours after she was born. I loved my experience and would recommend BetterBirth to every pregnant woman looking for a natural birth.
V Family December 2013
Thank you to all your wonderful staff for your help this year!!!
M Family December 2013
Thank you for such a great birth experience for L!!
McArthur November 2013
I had the most amazing experience at BetterBirth in Orem. The midwives are awesome! I loved how fast my appointments were. There was never a wait! The midwives always took the time to answer and questions or concerns I had through my pregnancy. When I was in labor with my daughter I felt so comfortable with the room I was in and with the midwives comforting me. I couldn't have done it without them. I've had a hospital birth as well and after my experience here I will never give birth in a hospital again. I was able to eat and drink during labor, I had such an easy and fast recovery, and I was even able to go home the same day I had my daughter at the birthing center! I highly recommend this place. And for anyone who has a phobia with needles like me, go to Carrie Ann. She's awesome!
M & K November 2013
We would like you all to know how thankful and pleased we are with the care and support we have received from you! From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for helping make this amazing experience so special.
F, M, & Family October 2013
Thank you so much for your care! You are all so wonderful! I was able to have a comfortable and easy birth under your care. I appreciate you educating me on the pros and cons of decisions that needed to be made. I am grateful for your kindness and professionalism. I am proud to say all four of my babies are “BetterBirth” babies! Thank you so much for your care from the beginning. I am so blessed to have had such peaceful births and part is in thanks to you all. Please don’t hesitate to use me as a reference for potential clients. Thank you!
J Family August 2013
Thanks to you all! The experience was amazing!
J and S C August 2013
I wanted to write to express the gratitude and love I feel towards you all at BetterBirth. The decision to place our medical care in your hands for our second pregnancy was one my husband and I took so seriously, and we couldn’t be more pleased with the excellent care we received from you. Our little girl was born on Friday with Lea, Trinette, and Amy in attendance. The bulk of our prenatal care was handled by Suzanne and several students. We love you all. Your knowledge, confidence, compassion and faith in me gave us the natural birth we wanted. Even with all the screaming I did :) Thank you, thank you, thank you for the service you provide.
Litz August 2013
I had the most amazing experience at BetterBirth in Salt Lake. They were so great and encouraging all through my pregnancy and labor. Very knowledgeable. I cannot wait to have my next child at better birth.
A J September 2013
Thanks to you all! The experience was amazing!
B, M, & H July 2013
Where do we begin?! You guys are just amazing. We want you to know how grateful we are for all you did. You are truly wonderful! We’re so glad we were able to work with you even though things didn’t go as planned. Thank you for all your hard work and support!
Hightower January 2013
There are a lot of things I like about BetterBirth, but one of the things I love is that it is not operated like a doctors office with a lot of sitting around. In and out and on with my day. If I bring my kids there's toys to keep them occupied and there was never a feeling that I was inconveniencing someone with the presence of a child.
LH April 2013
Thanks for helping to “catch” my baby J! You were so calm and steady. It helped me also feel calm. I really loved my whole experience even though it was a little crazy!
KC April 2013
Thank you very much for being so great and supportive. We appreciate everything you did to make C’s birth such a great experience.
C & S S March 2013
We wanted to thank you for all the help you have given us. We don’t know how we would have made it through this difficult time without your assistance and comfort. You are a wonderful person and we couldn’t think of a better person to go to for our next pregnancy.
J, N, G, & G H March 2013
Our birth experience was wonderful. S o relaxing and truly felt like we were the priority. Thank you. Hope to see you again in a couple years!
KB, BB, A, T, & K December 2012
I’ve always wanted to give you something special to thank you for delivering my children...but those 6 weeks postpartum seem to always kick me in the butt and I’ve never gotten around to it. You have a very special place in my heart and our family because you have helped bring the most special gifts into our life...our children. I pray your family is truly blessed for this wonderful service you give!
L, N, and A O December 2012
Thank you for helping us and being supportive of me so that I could be true to myself and have a wonderful experience. Our little A. is 4 months old now and starting to scoot around and has a tooth! She is such a happy baby and has brought so much joy to our home. Thanks again!
SH October 2012
Thank you so much for being there for my birth. I’m sure it’s not easy running this kind of business, but thank you for the care that you and the midwives provide. I’m so grateful I had the opportunity to experience a non-hospital birth and I’m grateful you were there personally to guide the student midwife through my stitchings & such. Thanks again.
AJ & MJ August 2012
Thank you all so much for your help and support in all things with our new family beginnings. Our experience was one we will never forget. You were all so professional and personal. Again thank you.
The F Family May 2012
Where do we begin to thank you for such an amazing experience at the BetterBirth Center? You answered all our questions, eased our fears and supported us in each of our decisions. The actual birth the support, help and respect we were shown was tremendous. Thank you to your midwife team, students, and support staff. We will be back and we will spread the word!
K & K L March 2012
Thank you all for helping make O’s birth so amazing!
LH & Family February 2012
Suzanne, Sarah, & Trinette, Thank you each for your time and care during our pregnancy. You all just reaffirm our love for midwives and their philosophies and care practices. I appreciate the time you took to answer any questions and validate my feelings. Thank you! Jenn, Your help at our beautiful birth and help in answering our concerns at our 2-day appointment were much appreciated. Thank you for your great care!! Sienna and Rebecca [students], Thank you both for your help at our wonderful birth! I have such fond memories of it. Sienna, thanks for all your help that day on the phone.
M & M S November 2011
Thanks for being an angel for the birth gods--giving M the perfect birth...we were all so surprised and happy when Trinette walked in. M loves the total experience with BetterBirth. You’ve got a wonderful service for new mothers. So appreciate all your wonderful efforts. I know the years of work you have put into it. So glad we know you.
TL November 2011
Thanks so much for delivering our little E. She is such a blessing. We are grateful we had such good care from you that day. We definitely enjoyed our experience with BetterBirth. Have a happy holiday season!
T, H, & M H December 2011
I really enjoyed learning all I did, grateful for your kind hearts and wonderful attitudes regarding birth. Thank you.
CL November 2011
Just wanted to thank all of you at BetterBirth. You are great! I had such a great experience with my birth. I could not have pictured it going any better. I really do love and appreciate all of you!
T, T, J, & E L November 2011
I truly enjoyed my experience with you guys. Thanks so much for helping us welcome little E. to our family. She is such a sweet blessing. We hope you have a wonderful holiday season!
T, B, & A A October 2011
Thank you so much for the care you gave me during my pregnancy. Even though my plan of giving birth at the birth center had to be changed, I feel that you ladies made a big impact on my daughter’s birth. Thanks to the expert midwives I have a happy healthy baby girl. I trusted the midwives completely and they proved why I should have. I was still able to have a good experience in the hospital, even though it wasn’t natural. Thanks for everything.
The R Family October 2011
Thank you for the kindness, respect, gentleness and expertise you exhibited and extended to me and my family throughout my pregnancy and our birthing experience. We applaud you for the strong, loving, extraordinary women you are and the gentle, peaceful, beautiful space you’ve created for each family’s sacred birth experiences.
K, C, & E September 2011
How can we express our gratitude for all you have each done for us. It truly is a miracle that occurs every time a baby is born. Thank you for helping bring E into our family. There was a huge difference from being in a doctor’s office to being at the birthing center with all of you. Thank you for being so caring throughout all the appointments and especially during the labor and birth. You are all amazing!
JD August 2011
I just wanted to say thanks for all you did for me over the last 9 months. I loved the peaceful atmosphere and kindness of all your midwives. Thanks for taking care of me. I can’t wait to refer more people to you. Have a great week!
J E & S M July 2011
I can’t express in words how thankful I am for the wonderful birthing experience you allowed me, my husband, and baby to have. You were amazing! Answered all our questions, were gentle, and helpful in every way! You will be seeing us in the years to come. Love you!
NG July 2011
Thank you so much for taking care of me and my baby through our birthing experience. Your undivided attention and careful consideration of all possibilities for encouraging the process to carry on naturally and safely was deeply satisfying to my husband and me. Each of you has a unique gift to bring women through the pinnacle experience of the female body. Each of you just in your presence, gave me peace and confidence, and helped me trust myself and my baby to have a beautiful birth. Kate [student], you’re a very talented woman. I’m proud to say I was one of the first of many more lucky future benefactors of your service. May success in life come easily and repeatedly to each of you for all you do is my wish.
LB January 2011
We did it!! Another wonderful birth was accomplished (better than the first even). I want to thank you for all the time & help you gave to me and my little family. You are the best midwife and you have given me so much and taught me more. You are a wonderful person to do what you do. Thank you a million times and we will hopefully do it again (not too soon!).
To all the midwives and students at BetterBirth:I just wanted to say a big thank you for taking good care of me and the baby, and for helping me have a great birth experience. I’m so grateful that I could have such a natural, complication-free birth, and I look back on it with fondness! I think the work you do is so important and I’m glad there are centers such as yours out there for women who want to choose a hospital-free option. I hope I can work with you all again for my next baby
Thank you for yet another wonderful birthing experience! We’ve been so happy in your care and are so pleased with how everything turned out. Thank you for all you do to make home births possible!
Thank you for seeing me through a pretty stressful pregnancy. I couldn’t have been the easiest to reassure, but you did. You are the voice of reason and calm when I possess neither. I find just your presence reassuring, and in the end, I think the cumulative effect of all my pregnancies and births with you instilling confidence in me the whole way, was that I was able to push out a 9 lb 3 oz POSTERIOR baby without so much as a scratch on me. Not that it was a breeze, but I did it!...It still brings me to tears. You have been and are one of my life’s greatest blessings. I hope one day to find a way to repay you, because words aren’t enough...Thank you, thank you for EVERYTHING.
I am overwhelmed with thankfulness for your midwifery skills and also for your friendship. I can’t express how much it has meant to me to have you as my midwife. Thank you for delivering S and A, and for being there for the births of T and M. Thank you to your family for letting you be away to take care of my family. And thank you for missing your Christmas Vacation to be at T’s birth.
A, L, & B B May 2009
I just wanted to write you a thank you note for being so wonderful to A & I! We had such an amazing home birth experience. I think about it every day and get such wonderful feelings about it. You are an amazing midwife. I felt so safe having you there with me. You delivered a beautiful baby. Thank you for helping me at the hospital after, that was a bummer but yet again I was so grateful you were there with us. I will never forget this birth experience & look forward to more wonderful ones as well. Thank you!!
JG May 2009
Thank you so much for making the birth of our first child, K, so special. I never imagined that I could have such a joyous experience. You are an amazing midwife and created a loving and comfortable atmosphere for Z and I. Thanks to all of the staff and students that I met along the way. Everyone was truly wonderful. Christina was great and I enjoyed having her at the birth. She was very gentle, and provided great support. Megan took such good care of us in the early hours of the morning. She was so helpful and was a great resource for brand new parents. I cannot thank you enough for everything!!
The B Family (C, J, and K) May 2009
Thank you for all your care and help in bringing our little one into the world. You both were wonderful and we appreciate every little bit of your roles as midwives. We’re so pleased that everything worked out as well as it did, despite the few surprises and changes of plans. Thank you for your flexibility and support through it all.
A, L, O, and C H March 2009
I would like to take a moment to just say thank you for all that you’ve done for our family. I know you may think you’re just doing your job, but you truly hold an important calling in life. I truly believe that. This whole experience has truly been the most enlightening experience or my entire family. What you help women get through is truly empowering and I only hope that more women in the future can understand and see that as well. Thank you so much.
C, S, & E K December 2008
We wanted to write and say thank you from the bottom of our hearts for her help in bringing our little boy into this world. While it was an exhausting experience, it was also the most magical and surreal time of our lives. We couldn’t have asked for a better birth story.
RC July 2008
Thank you for all of your help and direction during my pregnancy, labor, delivery and postpartum care. I felt comfortable going to my appointments and I appreciate the mother-directed birthing assistance that midwives do best! Thanks for working so hard to make having a baby at home possible! I had such a great experience. Thanks for being a part of it! Good luck with everything.
Thank you so much for bringing E into the world to us. Your experience and wisdom in leading me through the labor & delivery is priceless. I’m so happy we could have E at home and know it was because of your guidance and intuition that it was possible.
AE November 2007
Thank you so much for everything you’ve done to make S’s birth such a wonderful experience for our family. I appreciate the great care you provided during my entire pregnancy as well as during the birth. Thanks again!
MC March 2007
We just wanted to send out a big THANK YOU! Your services were professional and outstanding. We felt at ease from beginning to end about the care we were receiving. Thank you for your kindness and the wonderful service you provide as a midwife. This birth was an amazing experience and you definitely had a hand in it. Thanks again!
MJ March 2007
Thank you so much for helping us bring our new little angel here safely. I’m so grateful for the awesome care and service you provided, and also for your friendship! You are a very special and gifted woman. Thank you again for all that you do!
GH February 2007
Thank you so much for all you did for us. I am very blessed to have had you help me deliver my baby. I had the delivery I wanted and the respect, kindness and compassion you showed made me feel like a queen! Thanks, thanks, thanks.
KZ September 2006
You are Awesome! You have an ability to help me feel comfortable & confident in my decision to give birth naturally. I feel like I can listen to my body & mind without the distractions of what other people think & yet when I need to know what other people think I totally trust your opinion. Thank you.
D, J, and S C July 2006
I wanted to let you know how highly I think of you and the work you are involved in. You are quite the woman. You have such a wonderful presence about you. Thank you so much for making it possible for D and I to have our sweet little girl at home. The experience was an amazing one. We look forward to future home births.
LH February 2006
Thank you for being here to give me a good alternative. I had a great experience.
Yamile Mendez May 2005
I just wanted to say thank you for making it possible for us to have a home birth. In spite of the pain, it was such an awesome experience to have Joaquin here at home, that I wouldn’t trade it for 1000 epidurals. I really admire what you do, the patience you have, and your knowledge. Jeff told me the world should have more midwives in general, and especially like you. This experience has really changed our lives. Thank you.
Adria Burns March 2005
Thank you so much for supporting me through this pregnancy and birth. You helped me have the experience I was hoping for.
MP January 2004
Thank you so much for your help during the birth of our son. The experience for our family was better than we ever could have imagined. Your professional yet informal style made us feel completely at ease. As though we had just had some friends over. We were honored to have you with us as our son was born into the world. Thanks again.
Carol Chomjak October 2003
Thank you, thank you for being my midwife! I really appreciate the personal care I received before, during and after Abel’s birth. I am so pleased with how everything turned out, and I couldn’t ask for a better at-home birth experience. I especially appreciate your willingness to do what you do in an environment that isn’t always the friendliest to midwives. Thanks again!
Wendy Hoop April 2003
Where to begin...Thank you, thank you, thank you for everything! For the second time, you’ve supported and loved me through a pregnancy, and birth of a beautiful baby boy. You take such good care of me and my boys. Your concern and support for me mean so much. I can enter into one of the biggest challenges and blessings a woman will ever encounter with such confidence and calm because I know you’re my lifeguard. All of your encouraging words and support, your knowledge and experience are invaluable and I’m convinced now more than ever that you are the Gold Standard in midwives. Even when things got a little stressful, you handled everything so amazingly--and just kept me focused on what I needed to do. I feel so lucky that I got to start with the best, and didn’t have to settle for any less the second time either. Your desire to help me have a little more, shall we say “straightforward” experience(!!) this time also made me so much more confident going in. And was it ever! Thank goodness, and thank you. I just cannot say enough good things about you. You are my angel. I love you. You’re the best.
DS April 2003
Thanks for all the support and help you gave to G. You are one of her favorite people. She asked me to bring this box back. It has some stains of some sort around the bottom. If you need to charge us for a new box please send us a bill. Thanks for the fast refund. It was in the mailbox when we got home.
GS April 2003
Thank you so much for all that you have done to ensure my safety and comfort and the safe arrival of our little E. It sure turned out differently than planned, didn’t it? I want you to know how much I appreciate your thoughtfulness of us and the good care you provided. You were simply wonderful. I feel blessed to have been under your skilled and loving care. Thank you for all of the help and good suggestions during a stressful time. You were so kind to answer my many questions (!), attend my ultrasound appointment and to take so much time to help us. It meant the world to our family. Thank you
Kendra Ross April 2003
Thank you for the role you played in the birth of our beautiful baby boy! We couldn’t have dreamed of our experience being any more perfect!
AB March 2003
I wanted to thank you for the wonderful, personal care you gave us throughout our pregnancy, birth and postpartum period. Before we switched to your care, I had resigned myself to enduring a scary hospital experience in order to bring E into this world. I didn’t know it could be as wonderful as it was! Thank you so much. E’s birth set a wonderful precedent for any future births (although right now I can’t even imagine a 2nd child!) You will always hold a special place in our hearts.
CS February 2003
I want you to know that I am so glad we met and that I was able to have this experience with you. It was everything it should have been. I appreciate you putting up with me for 16 hrs! You are a truly amazing person. Thank you for being there for me, for us.
DC September 2002
Thanks again for a great birth experience. I really appreciate your respecting my wishes and letting me make the decisions. The children enjoyed it, too. J still tells me he helped me take our baby out of my tummy. Thanks for sharing our special day with us.
Kareen Thornock September 2001
Thank you for assisting us in one of the most beautiful moments of our life and the beginning of Emma’s! We really appreciated your help.
Sarah Bishop June 2001
Thank you so much for the best birth experience ever! You all were so wonderful. Thank you for the care you gave us afterward. You stayed to make sure Calvin and I were okay. Also, thank you for cleaning up. I know that’s not one of the highlights of the job. Suzanne, thank you so much for the excellent prenatal care and for being so caring and understanding. I just can’t stop telling everyone about my wonderful birth experience. Thank you so much!
Alayna Fredlund June 2001
I can’t thank you enough for all you’ve done in helping get our sweet baby into the world. You were such an awesome help to me in labor. Garrett and I think you are awesome. We couldn’t have found a better midwife to deliver our son! Thanks again.
Wendy Hoop and Natalie Terry (friends who met through their experiences with BetterBirth) May 2001
How do we ever adequately say thank you for all you’ve done for us? You have gone so far above and beyond your “job,” to spent time and energy on us and to make us feel loved, secure, safe and so well taken care of. You are such a blessing in many lives. You so willingly give of yourself, sharing a constant strength that got both of us through not only these births, but hopefully through our next ones too! We hope you know that we consider you to be a very important person in our lives. You have a gift, you really do. We hope this little gift will save you some time so you can spend a little more time with your family instead of having to hope! We LOVE you!
LeAndrena Hadlock March 2001
I just want to thank you for helping me bring Jessica into this world. There is no way I can express how grateful I am. Just to be able to choose home birth as an option and have someone to support me is beyond words. I never thought I would be able to give birth at home but after having Drew, uncomplicated as it was, I knew there was something better.
I have to admit, Nicole’s quick birth spoiled me. As much as I was trying not to expect the same experience, part of me still wanted it to be easy and quick. What I learned most from Jessica’s birth was that it was okay if it wasn’t the same. I thought I would be frustrated if I didn’t feel in control of the pain. I thought I’d be embarrassed if I used the bathroom. I thought I’d be disappointed if I wasn’t able to stay upbeat and creative. You guys made it all okay. I feel like there is such a balance between the way you take care of things--it makes me feel so relaxed about giving birth with your professional, yet loving help. I’m looking forward to my next birth with you.
I wish more women knew what a neat choice this is for those who don’t have too many complications. I tell everyone who asks me about it what a rewarding and involved experience it is. While a lot of them think I’m “crazy” or that I don’t mind feeling pain, I hope a spark of curiosity is started, because that’s how it began for me.
On my 6-week check, I was feeling a little sad about it being the last visit. I wondered if it would be too unprofessional to ask for a hug. Right after I had the thought, Suzanne asked if she could give me a hug. Can I just say what could be better than being an active participant in birth, being surrounded by friends, being at home and being hugged by my midwife at the end?
It is a better birth all the way around. Thank you.
Jana Ballard March 2001
Thank you again for everything you did for us. We truly enjoyed working with you and are grateful for the friendship that developed there too. We’ll let you know when we’re ready for the next one!
Danyelle Ferguson February 2001
We just wanted to say thank you for helping us to have such a great experience this time around. The pregnancy was very relaxing thanks to your prenatal care and MA’s birth was greater than we ever expected. It was a wonderful experience for John & I. Thank you for everything.
The Cheney Family December 2000
You have been a great midwife and we have no regrets using you a second time. We will probably go to you with our third as well! (Hopefully not anytime soon.) I feel bad sometimes bugging you still but it is nice to have someone there that we trust and that knows us and our kids. Thank you also for introducing us to Dr. J. He is a good doctor who listens to our opinions. Thank you again for helping us get our two babies here. Have a great Christmas and a wonderful, happy, and safe holiday season.
Garaghty Bayne November 2000
We just want to thank you for being our midwife. Kaden’s birth was even better than we had hoped. We felt so relaxed and confident in your capable hands. It was a great feeling to be so comfortable. Your kindness, professionalism and preparation helped to make that day a wonderful memory. You gave me the labor support I needed with your encouraging words, back massages and just your presence. I wish we could take you to wherever we move so you can deliver our next baby! Thank you again for everything.
Jana Ballard October 2000
It was so great to see you on campus a couple of weeks ago. I can’t say how glad I am that BYU is having that class, and that you are invited to teach about your trade. I wish that I had Sheridan with me when I saw you. Here’s a picture for you. I can hardly believe he’s almost 8 months now! Well, Kev and I hope that things are going well with you and your practice. We look forward to working with you...sometime. :-) We love you tons.
Tara Christiansen August 2000
Thank you so much for the wonderful way you helped in the birth of our daughter Caitlyn. I never knew how beautiful childbirth could be. You really made us feel like your partners and you helped Mark feel at ease with his questions and later at the birth. You are wonderful at what you do.
CA January 2000
I wanted to take a minute to thank you again. Yes, having a 10 ½ pound baby was painful, but not nearly as painful as my past experience. It may sound silly, but I feel so different. Like anything is possible and life is such a wonderful miracle. This experience has made me appreciate myself, our new baby and life. I feel I owe you so much. D and I both agreed that if we could pay what doctors are getting we would, gladly. Thank you so very much.
LS August 1996
I wanted to thank you for all the time you gave to me during my prenatal visits. I appreciate your making me feel so comfortable and taking the time to explain a lot in the process of birth. It really is a miracle! Thank you again for your help and kindness.
H, A, & F B
To the best midwifery practice this side of the Mississippi. F’s birth was stunningly perfect. Love you women.
The M Family
Thank you so much for assisting us in our baby’s birth. It was a privilege for us to have you there. I admire you so much for your knowledge and for all you do for women. It was very important to me to feel I could trust you in everything, and that you were so supportive of me and my decisions. I could have never had such a wonderful experience without you. We love you! Have a wonderful Christmas and please know how much we love you and appreciate all you do.
B, J, and B B
Thank you so much for your services at BetterBirth! We will definitely use you again!! Thank you very much!!
Susan Fleck, Tim, and Coda Blue
Tim and I wanted to take a moment to let you know what a profoundly beautiful effect you’ve had on our lives. Y our encouragement, humor, professionalism and wisdom made it possible for us to have Coda Blue at home (a dream). Having him at home has empowered us both and given us confidence in our bodies and minds. You are an amazing person and terrific midwife. We cannot thank you enough...You made a huge difference in our lives and a positive impact. We wish you the very best and hope you know how much we appreciate your work.
Thank you so much! You are awesome! I am so inspired by what you do. Thank you for always helping me to inform myself and make my own decisions. You are a unique woman and I am blessed to know you. I look forward to more births together (none of them my own!) with you. Thanks again!
It’s hard for me to think of the best words to thank you for all of your hard work caring for moms and babies and especially for your care of E and I. Thanks so much for your help in getting E here safely and oh so happily. We admire you so much. Good luck and God Bless you in your work and your family.
C J & I would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your beautiful spirits, unending patience and dedication to the birth of N. We thank God for our “angel patrol.” You will always be a special memory in our lives. N was so blessed to have you three assisting him into this earth plane. May you be forever blessed with peace, joy and bounty. We send our love to surround you in all your endeavors and especially your assistance bringing these beautiful new spirits into our world.
Thank you so much! I think this was my best birth experience yet! I will definitely if we have another baby be back to see you! Thank you.
I wanted to thank you for all you did for J, J, and me. The home birth was a wonderful experience. It was just what we wanted in our birth. Thanks again.
I’m sorry it has taken me so long to write this note! I can’t tell you how much I appreciate you and the important role you played in this pregnancy and delivery. This birth ended up being everything I hoped it would. I really wanted something completely different… in all the best ways… and it was! I loved the quiet, calm atmosphere. I loved doing a water birth. I loved such an intimate setting. Thank you, thank you for being willing to come in twice the day/night before to get things started too! And thank you for all your caring prenatal care.
Diane N. Call, AAHCC Natural Childbirth Instructor, Orem
Thank you so much for our best birth experience yet. We really appreciate your support of our choices throughout the pregnancy and during labor.
Thanks again for a great birth experience. I really appreciate your respecting my wishes and letting me make the decisions. The children enjoyed it, too. James still tells me he helped me take our baby out of my tummy.
BetterBirth’s mission is to help our clients have the very best birth experience possible. It is absolutely thrilling to us when you let us know we have succeeded. We thank you, our clients, for allowing us to do this wonderful work!
At our Salt Lake birth center
"I loved my experience with the midwives at BetterBirth!! They were very caring and took the time to talk with my husband and I. I never felt rushed during appointments and during my birthing with our daughter I felt safe and loved! I am so so happy we chose to be seen during our pregnancy there and to birth there. I would do it again!"
- Rumery February 2014