First DAys

First DAys

 
Emme in Ecuador with Sweet Farmer Mom Karina

Emme in Ecuador with Sweet Farmer Mom Karina

 
We Love babywearing!

We Love babywearing!

 
Childbirth education is fun!

Childbirth education is fun!

 
Tigist and meghan in arizona

Tigist and meghan in arizona

Meghan’s defining professional characteristics are her knowledge for all things childbirth and breastfeeding. From the moment we met, she was eager to answer all our questions and guide us to making the best decisions for our child.
— Brian and Sarah McDonough

“I cannot thank you enough for what you did for me and my family.  I clearly remember the moment that you came into the room when I was in labor. 

Very calmly and clearly you simply suggested that I change positions and you helped me to do so. As soon as I changed positions, the baby’s heartbeat went back to normal and I delivered him within 10 minutes.
— Jennifer Woods

I was in hard labor and was struggling, the baby’s heartbeat was accelerating and seemed to be on the verge of distress, the hospital was being mentioned by another midwife.  You came into the room and began to set up a labor chair, going about that business with a calm purpose.  Very calmly and clearly you simply suggested that I change positions and you helped me to do so.  As soon as I changed positions, the baby’s heartbeat went back to normal and I delivered him within 10 minutes. 

For me, your presence in the room changed everything.  I went from being scared and struggling, to being calm and empowered.  I remember my birth experience with joy and I will forever attribute that to you.  Every year on Noah’s birthday we tell him his birth story and every year we tell him a wonderful woman named Meghan helped get him out of my belly.  Thank you.”

 

She held my hand through my contractions, she reassured me, suggested alternative positions for my pain. Reminded me to advocate for what I wanted.
— Tigist Ejeta

From the traumatic birth, I had with my first birth, I didn't think it would be possible to be this happy. I met Meghan when I was looking for a preceptor. She and her partner Pam took me in with no precondition. I started apprenticing with Meghan and I told her how painful my first birth was. She was empathetic. When I told her about my second pregnancy, she was happy for me. She helped me with finding sources when I was looking for a provider who supports VBAC. She checked up on me throughout my pregnancy. When she asked me for my due date and told me she will come, from Cincinnati to Arizona, I thought she was kidding. She came all the way here and I couldn't be happier. She massaged my belly, trigger points and comforted me. I was sure I was going to end up having a c-section again. But she reassured me that this time would be different.

We walked throughout my labor. I was confident enough to stay out of the hospital after my contractions got closer. When we got to the hospital, I was fully dilated. She held my had through my contractions, she reassured me, suggested alternative positions for my pain. Reminded me to advocate for what I wanted. She even once confronted the doctor when she tried to break my water without me noticing. She was continuously reassuring my husband, explaining to him what was happening and how things were. She was there to answer my son's questions too. I felt empowered and capable and had a successful beautiful VBAC because of her! 

I cant think of any better midwife and a doula than Meghan! She is the best, experienced and well informed in many areas. She is there to answer any question. My husband and i are so thankful she was with us and I am so grateful to have her beside me, she is a Godsent. I am blessed to have Meghan as a doula and a friend. I highly recommend Meghan.

I knew I needed help getting through my 8th delivery the way I really wanted, WITHOUT an epidural... Meghan not only helped make that possible for me, but she was right by my side with amazing support the entire time!
— Tanya Pampel

After 7 babies and 7 epidurals, I knew I needed help getting through my 8th delivery the way I really wanted, WITHOUT an epidural, even though I had been told in the past it most likely wasn't possible. Meghan not only helped make that possible for me, but she was right by my side with amazing support the entire time!

I am so grateful for her and feel so blessed to have had her as my doula, I would highly recommend her to anyone! I could really write so much about how thankful I am…I get tears in my eyes just thinking about it!

The service was phenomenal and complete. I wouldn’t go anywhere else.
— Cheryl Hardin

Meghan was my midwife for my second child. The care that she provided during the pregnancy, through the birth, and after was gentle and kind. The service was phenomenal and complete. She was with me every step of the way. I wouldn’t go anywhere else.

I really appreciate how inclusive she is with partners, and the level of quality prenatal/postpartum care
— Libby M

My family has had two births with Megan as our midwife. She has been amazing all around. She is professional, understanding, knowledgeable, and kind. I really appreciate how inclusive she is with partners, and the level of quality prenatal/postpartum care. During labor and delivery she is calm and thorough. She empowers the birthing mother while doing her job as the medical professional. I trust her decisions and have always felt listened to on my wishes. I can't recommend her enough!

We hired Meghan as our doula, since I wanted to deliver our baby naturally. My husband and I debated on whether this was a necessary expense. But it was worth every penny we invested. Meghan was so helpful throughout the pregnancy. She met with us a few times to help us get prepared. The day of the delivery, she helped both my husband and me know what do during labor. She helped us find more comfortable positions to be in, advocated for us with the hospital staff and encouraged us greatly. I don’t think I would have been able to give birth to our daughter without pain medication if it weren’t for Meghan. After we came home, Meghan gave us breastfeeding support that turned out to be essential in establishing breastfeeding. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her or hire her again for future children.

After we came home, Meghan gave us breastfeeding support that turned out to be essential in establishing breastfeeding.
— Sarah Higgins