Lonnie and Kate provided thorough and observant prenatal care, and respected my and my husband's childbirth preferences (autonomy, and safety, respectively).
When I went into labor (which was sudden, intense, and rapid in progression), I felt out-of-control and all my preferences seemed to be walking out the door. Lonnie brought me back to center––reminding me of the work to be done, and the reward of my beautiful baby. She was our biggest advocate in the labor and delivery room, holding firmly to our preferences of a physiologic delivery when others were beginning to consider proceeding with a caesarean section.
Lonnie delivered our healthy, beautiful child, and made possible my wishes of a vaginal delivery. She spoke with us after delivery, walking us through the decisions she made, and the reasons behind them.
This childbirth experience has been powerful and positive. Thank you Lonnie, Kate, the office staff, and your practice for the detailed care, expertise, and ability to empower mothers and mothers-to-be.