This is the first interview in a series called Meet the Mommy. Readers will hear voices of moms who have chosen Sisters Midwifery and Genevieve as their midwife.
Meet the Mommy: Becky
Husband – Will
Children – Soren (4) & Hero (1)
In Becky’s household, the phrase “I Love You” is just the beginning of how the family members bid each other adieu. I love you is followed by I love you more which is topped by I love you most. The ante keeps being raised beyond I love you times infinity.
Becky wanted a midwife who suited her personality and was just as loving as her family, which is why she changed midwives during her third trimester. I chatted with Becky recently about switching to Genevieve, her birth experience and life now.
On Choosing Genevieve
Becky (B): She was a better fit for me. Genevieve has a sweet, calming nature and I was not stressed or anxious at appointments with her.
On Home Birth
B: I used a birthing center with my son and loved the experience, but didn’t like driving to the center during labor. I wanted to be in my element and my zone.
Rave for Genevieve
B: She is nurturing and supportive, but in the moment she could take charge – I needed that push.
Genevieve’s Super Skills
- Keeping family from barging in
- Helping husbands who don’t know what to do
Becky was adamant that no additional family be around until after the birth and was also clear that she wanted her husband to catch their baby – something they had hoped would happen with their first born, but the birthing center disregarded. The catch would be even more significant this time because it was her husband Will’s birthday.
B: Genevieve cared more about what I wanted to do during my labor and delivery. She knew how important it was for Will to catch the baby. When the moment came she told him where to put his hands and what to do. Will told me he loved the guidance and if Genevieve wasn’t there he probably wouldn’t have been able to do it. She stuck to the plan.
On Staying in Touch
B: Genevieve has an open door policy. If I have a question, worry or concern I can call or email her and she responds right away. If she can’t answer [the question] then she tells me who I can ask, or where to get the information.
Genevieve came to my daughter’s first birthday. I feel like there is this close-knit group or family she created.
Becky’s Top Family Activities
- Evening walks – they have horses in the neighborhood which add to the adventure
- Paper crafting – lately it’s Star Wars themed
- Movie nights with Soren – Star Wars anyone?
By Stephanie Bazan
Stephanie is a mama, and freelance writer and graphic designer from Austin, Texas. She enjoys adventures with her husband, 1-year-old son, and shepherd pound puppy.