The End of a Chapter
It is with great sadness that we announce the closing of the birth center on September 30, 2012. We have been blessed to have attended over 700 births since 2003. It has been a great pleasure to work with our families and help them give birth in a safe, comfortable and supportive environment. Our belief in and support of women seeking natural childbirth in a setting of their choosing is unwavering. We are so sorry that our community will no longer have a birth center to serve those that want that option. Thank you so much for inviting us into your lives.
~The Greenhouse Birth Center Staff (firstname.lastname@example.org)
"My pregnancy, labor, and delivery were the best thing I could have imagined. The unconditional love I feel for him is absolutely astounding to me. I can get caught up in the daily frustrations of a crying baby or lack of sleep, but my love for him grows everyday. I am so thankful for the Greenhouse Birth Center village. They made me feel so loved and were able to provide so much to me as I learned how to be a Mama for the first time. I can't wait to do it again!"
~Rachael, mother to Asher
"During the entire process, I never felt alone. It is true that there were times when I wanted it to be over. Because of the support I received from my husband, mother, and aunt and both the midwives, I never felt like I couldn’t go on. All of the people who were there, offered a lot of support and encouragement. I was never told how to labor, or when to push either. I just did what my body told me to. When I felt like it, I pushed. I was able to do what was comfortable for me and natural, and no one ever discouraged me from that. In the end, I felt like I was capable of doing anything, and that feeling has lasted. I have brought a beautiful baby into the world the way God intended, without drugs or intervention."
~Andrea, mother to Elissa, Julian, and Lorelei
"Experiencing natural childbirth in the Greenhouse Birth Center is like a drug – I want to feel that elation again and again! Alas, we have no plans for another baby, so we will likely remain GBC alums forever now unless God has other plans for us. There aren’t sufficient words with which to express my gratitude for the good fortune I have had in bringing my three children into the world at the GBC. It has been not only a safe haven during pregnancy and birth, but a community of support throughout the challenges and joys of parenting. I am forever grateful."
~Cindy, mother to Ambrose, Ainsley and Aldin
"As with Jack's birth, we left the birth center feeling grateful to the wonderful women of the birth center for helping us have the type of birth we needed. We will forever be grateful for the existence of the Greenhouse Birth Center in our lives!"
~Renee, mother to Jack and Elizabeth
"I was also absolutely delighted with everything and I can’t imagine a more perfect birth experience. I could never have guessed that when I vowed to give up on any attempt to predict or control my labor, life would take my vow to heart and lead me down such a completely unpredictable path, but I am very glad it did."
~Casey, mother to Thomas
"Now I have the task of convincing Daddy that we need give you a younger sibling so that we can come back to the Greenhouse for another wonderful birth experience. I am pretty sure over the next couple of years I can do it."
~Marcia, mother to Lola
"It was an incredible experience. The birth center community made all the difference for us this time around. As well as our half pretend/but mostly serious love of Ina May (whom our midwife said would’ve been super proud of me). I could write pages (and already have) about the differences in our experiences with a doctor and hospital vs. midwives and the birth center, but the bottom line is that for us, the birth center birthing experience was better in every possible way. So blessed, so thankful we were able to do it."
~Pamela, mother to Ruby