Midwifery Birth Center and Women’s Health Care
Birth Care & Family Health Services • 1138 Georgetown Road • P.O. Box 152 Bart, Pa. 17503 • Phone: 717.786.4010 • Fax: 717.786.5507 • E-mail: info@birthcaremidwives.com                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Website Design © Bonnie U. Gruenberg   •   www.BonnieGruenberg.com
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Birth Stories

Jenna Peifer: Birth Care

nurse and client

“I've delivered three of my four babies at Birth Care, and these births have been wonderful, life-changing experiences. The prenatal care is thorough and appointments are never rushed, providing plenty of time to ask questions. I love that the care providers focus on education and relationship, teaching and providing material throughout the course of the prenatal experience while forming a bond with the mother-to-be. The atmosphere at Birth Care is completely different from the hospital setting. My husband and I are able to create a place of peace and quiet by playing music, reading scripture, lighting candles and dimming the lights. The midwives provide the support the laboring mom needs without disturbing the bond between husband and wife during this special time. Additionally, the option of water birth is very helpful for managing the intensity of labor. When my babies were born, I was able to hold them and bask in the amazing miracle of birth, undisturbed by unnecessary interventions. I would describe my experiences of labor and birth at Birth Care as empowering and spiritual, and I can honestly say that I looked forward to giving birth again! Thank you to all of the staff who created the space for me to birth my babies naturally, peacefully, and safely!”

Amber Rothermel’s story

Client and Doula

“My third birth was so different from my other two ~ it was quick, it was focused, it was empowering. 41+5 days, gentle induction with castor oil, 2 hour active labor/combined with pushing, and Bonnie Gruenberg allowed me to catch my own child as I brought him into the world. (A dream of mine, since my first two were taken from me via Cesarean w/#1 and a rough Vacuum Extraction w/#2). It was peaceful, it was gentle, and full of positive energy as everyone in the room laughed their way through my labor and enjoyed each other's company while supporting me. (My husband, my two children, my doula, and my parents were there to support us through the process of giving birth). It was my first start-to-finish natural delivery. It was the first time that I walked away from giving birth feeling positive, and like I could do it again. There was no defeat. There was no trauma. There was no "I wish I could have" moments. THIS, friends, does not come every day. To befriend, to love, to trust a care provider is such an incredible honor and rarity. I recommend Birth Care - a midwifery birth center to every pregnant woman in my life ~ because I know that they will be treated with the respect that they deserve through their pregnancy, birth, and postpartum experience”.
Midwifery Birth Center and Women’s Health Care
Birth Care and Family Health Services 1138 Georgetown Road P.O. Box 152 Bart, Pa. 17503  Phone: 717.786.4010 • Fax: 717.786.5507  E-mail: info@birthcaremidwives.com Website Design © Bonnie U. Gruenberg      www.BonnieGruenberg.com

Birth Stories

Jenna Peifer: Birth Care nurse

and client

“I've delivered three of my four babies at Birth Care, and these births have been wonderful, life-changing experiences. The prenatal care is thorough and appointments are never rushed, providing plenty of time to ask questions. I love that the care providers focus on education and relationship, teaching and providing material throughout the course of the prenatal experience while forming a bond with the mother-to-be. The atmosphere at Birth Care is completely different from the hospital setting. My husband and I are able to create a place of peace and quiet by playing music, reading scripture, lighting candles and dimming the lights. The midwives provide the support the laboring mom needs without disturbing the bond between husband and wife during this special time. Additionally, the option of water birth is very helpful for managing the intensity of labor. When my babies were born, I was able to hold them and bask in the amazing miracle of birth, undisturbed by unnecessary interventions. I would describe my experiences of labor and birth at Birth Care as empowering and spiritual, and I can honestly say that I looked forward to giving birth again! Thank you to all of the staff who created the space for me to birth my babies naturally, peacefully, and safely!”

Amber Rothermel’s story

Client and Doula

“My third birth was so different from my other two ~ it was quick, it was focused, it was empowering. 41+5 days, gentle induction with castor oil, 2 hour active labor/combined with pushing, and Bonnie Gruenberg allowed me to catch my own child as I brought him into the world. (A dream of mine, since my first two were taken from me via Cesarean w/#1 and a rough Vacuum Extraction w/#2). It was peaceful, it was gentle, and full of positive energy as everyone in the room laughed their way through my labor and enjoyed each other's company while supporting me. (My husband, my two children, my doula, and my parents were there to support us through the process of giving birth). It was my first start-to-finish natural delivery. It was the first time that I walked away from giving birth feeling positive, and like I could do it again. There was no defeat. There was no trauma. There was no "I wish I could have" moments. THIS, friends, does not come every day. To befriend, to love, to trust a care provider is such an incredible honor and rarity. I recommend Birth Care - a midwifery birth center to every pregnant woman in my life ~ because I know that they will be treated with the respect that they deserve through their pregnancy, birth, and postpartum experience”.
Birth Care   & Family Health Services