"Thank you, thank you, thank you for everything!  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 just cannot say enough good things about you."

- Wendy Hoop April 2003


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Frequently Asked Questions About...


  • What kind of training do midwives have?
  • How do I find a qualified midwife?
  • Will I have one midwife or do midwives rotate call?
  • How are the midwife teams organized at BetterBirth?
  • Will my whole team of midwives attend my birth?
  • How will I meet the midwives on my team?
  • Will I have to repeat myself?
  • How do I reach the midwife?
  • What happens if my midwives are on vacation, sick, or attending other women in labor when I deliver?

Our Practice

  • How do I get started?
  • What if I'm not sure?
  • Will I have one midwife or do midwives rotate call?
  • Will my whole team of midwives attend my birth?
  • How will I meet the midwives on my team?
  • ​Will I have to repeat myself?
  • Who do I call if I am in labor or need help?
  • How do I reach the midwife?
  • What if my midwife is on vacation, sick, or attending another woman in labor when I deliver?
  • Can I deliver at home?
  • Can I deliver in a birthing center?
  • Can I deliver in a hospital?
  • How do I deal with family members who are hostile to my birth plans?
  • Will I get a birth certificate for my baby?
  • ​Will I get a social security card for my baby?

Mother, Baby, and Woman Care

  • Does BetterBirth do prenatal and postpartum care too?
  • How soon should I be seen?
  • How often will I have prenatal visits?
  • Where do prenatal appointments occur?
  • Can I get an ultrasound?
  • Do you offer childbirth classes?
  • What happens at a prenatal visit?
  • Will I have to wait a long time at appointments?
  • What happens at a postpartum visit?
  • Do you provide non-pregnancy related gynecologic care such as pap smears, premarital exams, and birth control?


  • When during labor should I call the midwife?
  • How many people will attend my birth?
  • What if something goes wrong?
  • Can my partner catch the baby?
  • Can/should my children attend?
  • Can I invite other people to my birth?
  • Will the baby be monitored?
  • Do I have to have an IV?
  • Will I have an episiotomy (a cut to enlarge the vaginal opening)?
  • How early is too early to have the baby?
  • What if I go overdue?
  • Do you have a birth ball?
  • Do you have a birth stool?
  • Do you do water birth? What is the tub like?
  • Is pain relief available?
  • What is a doula, and do I need one?

Home Birth

  • Is home birth safe?
  • Is home birth legal in Utah?
  • How common is home birth?
  • What geographical areas do you serve?
  • Isn't it messy?
  • How much room do I need for a home birth?
  • Is there any special preparation of my home needed for a home birth?
  • Can I do a water birth at home?
  • How much space do I need for the birth tub?
  • Can I birth in an apartment or student housing?
  • What if I make noise?
  • What is the difference between birthing at home and at the birthing center?
  • What do I do with my kids during the birth?

Special Risks

  • I'm Rh negative. Will you take me? Can I get RhoGAM?
  • What if I'm beta strep positive (GBS+)?
  • What if I have had a prior cesarean section? Can I do a VBAC?
  • What if the baby is breech?
  • What if I have twins?

Money Matters

  • How much does it cost?
  • Will my health insurance cover my birth?
  • What if I can't afford it?
  • Do you give a discount if I enter care late in my pregnancy?
  • What is your refund policy?