What Families Are Saying...
"Eastern Iowa Midwifery gave me professional care in a personal and intimate setting. I felt confident in their hands and was able to have the calm birthing experience I always wanted."
"Katie, the care that you gave me (both on a medical level and emotional level) far, far surpasses any other I've ever received. What a special gift you have given us during an incredibly joyful time in our lives. The normal worries and questions of being a first-time mom was compounded with the discovery of twins and all of the extra questions they bring. I just can't imagine my pregnancy without your extensive medical knowledge, clear-cut way of passing along information, friendship, and your opinions that we valued so very much.
"At the end of each appointment, you always asked us if there were any other questions we had and you would repeat until we had literally exhausted all of our concerns. For this reason, amongst many, we quickly could see how high you set your care standards. You gave us well-thought-through advice that we could see you meant and believed in. The reassurance that you brought us during this pregnancy was worth it's weight in gold. I never doubted, even for a second, that you didn't have our best interests at heart... We also were deeply appreciative of your humor. We felt so comfortable with you on both ends of the spectrum -- I could laugh and cry with you!"
"Great overall care and birth experience! In addition to superb midwifery care, Katie was always so prompt in answering calls and returning emails/texts. She kept appointments and runs the business very professionally."
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"I love that they create a comfortable atmosphere for prenatal visits and provided a lot of information and recent study findings about certain tests, procedures, etc and then respected the decision that we made for our care. They took the time to answer all of my questions. I felt very confident in their ability to safely handle any surprises or complications that may arise during the pregnancy and birth.
"At the birth they were fantastic about giving us our space but yet staying in tuned to when they needed to jump in and assist us. They helped create a welcoming and fun mood at the time of our baby's birth. Finally, their postpartum care is fabulous! You don't have to worry about getting yourself and that precious new little one out the door and to an appointment - they come to you!! I never felt that I was a bother or asking too many questions. I felt respected and that they really took the time to help create the birth experience we were looking for."
"From the first consultation to the 6 week postpartum visit, they were professional and caring to our whole family. When there were potential risks they referred me for ultrasounds to assess the best path. We are so thankful that we were able to experience a home waterbirth.... Their knowledge, encouragement and confidence in us was invaluable. When I had major breastfeeding difficulties, they came to my rescue. They make a great team. We look forward to future births with them if God so blesses us!"
"The experience I had with Eastern Iowa Midwifery was incredible. I always felt well cared for, respected and valued. This was my third child and my best pre-natal/birth/post partum care I have received. My first two children were also lovely homebirth deliveries, but neither compared to the strength I felt from Eastern Iowa Midwifery to believe in my body's ability to do what it was made to do. My prenatal visits were uncomplicated, but complete. All my wishes were respected regarding pre-natal testing. My birth was truly a perfect home birth. It was very relaxed with chatting among my birth team, followed by some great guidance... Again postpartum and newborn was beyond expectation with calm, soothing care in my home. I wish to thank Eastern Iowa Midwifery for the best birthing experience anyone could ask for."
"Highly competent, intuitive care providers. They take the time to get to know clients, check in on clients' physical as well as emotional/mental state ... seemingly endless helpful tips and resources for any question mama/couple has ... very open-minded and work hard to to co-create the birth experience mama/couple wants."
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"Loved the time and attention given at each and every appointment."
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"Flexible, reliable, easy to contact, personable, and with a customized balanced client/provider relationship in discussions of care/interventions. Especially appreciated the ability to discuss openly the risk/rewards of aspects of care without pressure towards a specific choice but with advice given. They stuck with us through significant plan changes and added continuity and security of care to a difficult time of change. They were absolutely wonderful and made my daughter's birth a healing experience despite many last minute changes in our lives and the pregnancy."
"I cannot thank them enough for their wonderful care! Every step of the way I felt completely cared for, emotionally and physically. Their advice was incredibly valuable through the whole process. I had initially been skeptical about homebirth but would not have wanted to do it any other way. I was so relaxed, felt confident the whole time and did not get anxious even when labor went long and was not progressing as one would hope. I truly believe that in another setting, without their patience and guidance, I would not have had a vaginal birth. I thought their prenatal and birth care was wonderful. Postpartum care was out of this world amazing! I had no want for anything. I could not have asked for a better experience. They went above and beyond my expectations. We will definitely be using them again for all future babies."
- Joanie K.
"We absolutely loved the care we received...really listened to what we wanted. Thank you!"
"I think that there are many couples out there who are considering a home birth but are worried about the cost. I'll be honest that my two biggest concerns before interviewing home birth midwives were emergency situations and money. After interviewing a few midwives I immediately felt comfortable about the "what if's" in an emergency situation. The money still seemed to be a bit of an issue because I didn't know if or how much my insurance would pay, and in the hospital, although the total cost was about $20,000 the first time around, our insurance covered most of it so I kept thinking I should just have my second one in the hospital again. We had an alright experience there...But, after having my second one at home...I'd have a home birth again. It was so much better. They took care of everything, stayed with us just long enough to make sure everything was ok and then let us be until the next day when they checked up on us again. It was nice to have your own bed and your own bathroom and to just be in your own space. It just felt more comfortable all around."
"Having the midwife come to my home (as I have 3 small kids) is HUGE! It meant I could have appointments during nap time, on busy days, etc. Katie is very thorough, to the point, straightforward and answers questions thoroughly. I like asking questions, and I always felt she gave honest, clear answers. Katie was very intuitive at the birth and informed me what was happening. ...Everything seemed smooth and uncomplicated in terms of procedure and decisions. I like that you have a billing company. We had lots of issues with a previous homebirth due to inadequate billing. The newborn care was great - relaxed, not hyper charts and stats."
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