“The birth of our baby boy last April was incredible for every member of our family.  From the start, it was clear that the pregnancy and birth was a family experience.  My two daughters — aged 4 and 6 at the time – were every bit as invested as my husband and myself.  We chose Tres Lunas Midwifery because we knew that the prenatal and birth care would fit into our family and birth experience.  We were right!  The entire experience – prenatal through post partum – was defined by Cindy’s incredible “way”:  Loving, gentle, unobtrusive, experienced and confident. With this as our background, we all were able to have our distinct and important role in bringing this baby into the world, and were transformed because of it.  We whole-heartedly recommend Tres Lunas Midwifery and feel confident that Cindy and her team have the ability to glean a family’s specific needs and provide exactly that.”

“I felt so supported by Cindy and Julia throughout my entire pregnancy, labor and post partum. The post partum visits were so incredibly helpful, particularly during the first week. I felt like I could call Cindy with any possible question and she would respond quickly, compassionately and in a way that really allowed me to trust in my own inner strength. Her combination of professionalism and compassion was a perfect fit for me.”

“Griselda came highly recommended as she has helped delivery many of my friends’ babies, but my trust and appreciation for both her and Yana were established independently of this.  Our meetings were straightforward, nurturing, filled with humor, honesty and intelligent information. I have been constantly led to make my own decisions, encouraged and reassured of my inclusion in the power of motherhood and women’s innate wisdom.

 I have counted on Griselda though the prenatal months, the birth of my son and the many challenges faced in the months after. Her advice has been crucial to making some of the most important choices; I continue to hold her counsel in the highest regard.”

“I am so grateful for every bit of the care I received before, during, and after Sage’s birth.  I could not have asked for a more compassionate, caring, knowledgeable, sensitive, and competent midwife!  I really appreciate how you stand by your belief in informed consent, and felt that every time there was a decision to make, I was given complete, up-to-date, and unbiased information with which to make my own choice.  I felt complete trust in both you and Yana going into my birth to include me in all decisions and to keep my and my baby’s safety the highest priority .  When my labor was going longer than I would have expected, your calm reassurance, that, although not average, my birth was still proceeding in a safe and normal way, helped me to stave off fear and keep a positive attitude.  This, and your reminders to stay in the present moment, made all the difference in making my birth experience a positive one.

Throughout my prenatal care, you helped build my confidence in the wisdom of my body and my ability to birth naturally, allowing me to own the birth as my own accomplishment.  At every visit, you answered all my questions and concerns, often (really always) giving me more of your time than the appointed amount and exceeding my expectations.  It was such a huge comfort after Sage was born for you and Yana to show up and help with all my breastfeeding and mothering questions.  It is such a tremendous life change and responsibility for such an exhausted person to take on, and I was scared for the time when I wouldn’t have you and Yana stopping by to check in on us and support us anymore, but, thankfully, you got us through the most intense period of transition, and we are finding our way.  Sage is doing super well….growing and becoming more alert and engaging every day, and we are madly in love with her!  I hope that if we ever have another baby, we will have the opportunity to work with you again!”  -Noelle Marquis


Posted November 2, 2010 by Tres Lunas Midwifery