Women who come to The Birth Center experience a high rate of maternal satisfaction with their birth experience...but don't take our word for it! The comments below are taken from cards, gifts, and letters we have received from our TBC mothers. Some are also reviews left on our Facebook page and other websites. They tell you best how they felt about their birth experiences.
Of course and most profoundly, Thank you!
I am so happy I found The Birth Center. To me, this place is
an oasis in a dry land. Dramatic, I know, but that is how I
perceive it. Coming from Portland and Santa Cruz (Chris),
the lack of holistic, natural or otherwise “alternative”
options for giving birth was a little shocking to me. Not
only were you the only midwife who called me back- you were
the only one with a center, tools, amenities, etc.. I am
now fully convinced that you are the only care provider I
could have had for so many reasons. I appreciate your open
and frank manner. Contrary to what you saw during labor, I
am not typically an emotional person and prefer people who
are matter-of-fact and direct.
This is what I found when we first met and grilled you to
death! I was so pleased to finally have found a home for my
care. I was impressed by...
Ruth, Thank you so much for making our birth experience so
amazing. I couldn't have asked for anything better. The
work you do can be under appreciated but it is so vital and
I'm so happy we found you.
Finding out about The Birth Center and transferring my
prenatal care to Ruth was the best decision I have ever made
for myself and my daughter. Not knowing about The Birth
Center, I started out my care with a regular OBGYN doctor.
While under this doctor’s care, I was constantly being
treated as though my pregnancy was a disease. Instead of
focusing on how I should take care of myself, at every
appointment that doctor emphasized all the possible
complications which could occur in my pregnancy. I was
constantly being kept in a state of worried stress, which
was not good for me or my unborn child. I knew that
pregnancy is a natural part of a woman’s life and women
have been giving birth naturally for thousands of years, so
I began to look for a place which could provide me with a
birthing environment where I can feel comfortable and well
cared for. The Birth Center proved to be just that.
Ruth, along with...
"It was great to be treated with so much respect and for my birth plan to be adhered to, I really liked their philosophy of no routine IV'S, episiotomies, or fasting! I didn't want to be stuck in a bed with some monitor strapped to me, forced to lay there eating nothing but ice chips! I had my husband right at my side along with my doula, Maria, who fed me energy bars and o.j. to keep me going throughout my long labor. We videotaped the happy occasion from start to finish, took photos together, had breakfast in bed, and then the entire family took a little nap before going home! It was a wonderful experience, something every woman should be entitled to, truly a great way for a family to be born!"
"I would like to thank ALL the wonderful staff at The Birth
Center for their outstanding contribution to this birth. I
always felt welcomed and taken care of at my check-ups, got
my question and concerns answered, and felt like they all
really took part in this pregnancy. As a mom, I felt
nurtured and encouraged and I still find some excuse to go
and see them every once in a while. Every time I step
through the door at The Birth Center, this joyful
experience lives up again. I can only say that everyone
who goes there will be in the best care."
"I would just have to say that Alison's birth was the most
amazing, wonderful experience I've ever had. There was not
much pain and my body just did its own thing for the most
part—I just followed its lead! I would not want to do this
any other way—and I think my husband agrees. He was a
little wary at first, and other people scared him with their
birth stories, but after going through everything he just
couldn't say enough good things! We will definitely be
coming back to The Birth Center for our second child in a
few years—yay for natural childbirth!!"
To the Beautiful Women at The Birth Center! Thank you from
the bottoms of our hearts for such a beautiful birthing
experience. We wish all women would be open and have an
experience such as this! May you always be here! Thank
you again!! Peace, Jim, Chelsea, Lillian and Miles Cash
James Power of the World Mollers!
Dear Ruth, Thank you so much for making it possible for
Lucy Margaret to come into the world safely, without drugs
and ready to bond with her parents. We are deeply grateful
for the patience, knowledge, and experience you brought to
the birth! I can't speak for Lucy, but mom and dad feel
terifically lucky to be in your care.
Ruth, We are very grateful that God put us on the way this
place to give birth to our son and you were here. Thanks for
always making me see that goo is simple and everything would
be like had to be. I felt comfortable because you don't
saw us as another client but as people who give life to a
new being. I'm glad that your hands were those who receive
our son. And of course thanks for being patient with my
English. Always take everything you did for us in our
hearts. Oscar, Gladis & Nathan
Dear Ruth, Jen, Janet, Natalie, and everyone who makes The
Birth Center a reality for the women of Sacramento and
Myself and my family will never be able to thank you enough
for your support and care throughout our experience at The
Birth Center. Saying that I am lucky or blessed does not
begin to describe my feelings about being your patient.
My husband and I knew prior to my pregnancy that we were
interested in natural birth for a variety of reasons. Once I
became pregnant and had two visits to an obstetrician, I
realized that birthing naturally in a hospital under their
care was not going to be my ideal birthing experience. I
found The Birth Center online and, after my initial group
orientation visit, I knew that our birth plan would be
recognized and respected and that The Birth Center was where
I wanted to have our daughter.
Ruth, I enjoy every single appointment with you. You never
make me feel like “just...
Dear Ruth, Jen, Janet, Amy, and Larissa,
Paul and I would like to thank every single one of you for
all of your hard work. Ruth, I really appreciate everything
you have done for me and my daughter Hailey. I am so glad
that I decided to come here for the birth of Hailey. You
really showed me that you cared about me when you helped me
to the bathroom after I had given birth to my daughter and
the warm phone call I received from you in the days that
followed. Words cannot thank you enough. Jen, I am so glad
you were there while I was in labor. Your voice was very
calm but firm. This is something that I needed. I will not
forget what you said to me when I was in labor. You said,
"Carla, you can do this. This is what you wanted... Don't
push, listen to Ruth." Your words really helped me more than
you know. Janet,...
Thank you for your hard work in making our birth experience
an enjoyable and pleasant one. Only in your office have I
seen compassion to patients. Thank you for blowing candles
with me. :)
Your heart is very giving and ours are very grateful.
(from a Thank You card)
I went to Ruth, the midwife at the birth center for my
pregnancy and the birth of my second son, I now see Ruth for
all my OBGYN needs, she is such a wonderful knowledgeable
midwife! I feel so privileged to live close to the birth
center, and receive the personal care Ruth and her staff
have to offer. All I can say is how thankfull I am for the
birth center and Ruth!
Ruth is amazing. She is always available to answer any
question for you regardless of how big or small and night or
day. I love Ruth - she maintains an unparalleled
professionalism while still creating a friendly atmosphere.
One of my most favorite things about Ruth, though, is that
she is intelligent and incredibly passionate about what she
does. Those two characteristics together are an unbeatable
combination. She knows so much about what she does and she
believes in it wholeheartedly. I wouldn't feel comfortable
with anyone delivering my child who didn't maintain both of
those traits simultaneousy and she does it flawlessly.
I had two safe and healthy births here at The Birth Center
(2006 & 2010). I LOVED being able to go home with my
babies after only 4 hours stay at the center. The Birth
Center provided a wonderful, private, mother and baby
centered birth experience. I loved being able to nurse my
babies right away and having them with me all the time and
never whisked away. I was able to shower and rest and
enjoy the new addition to our family knowing that the
midwife and her assistant were taking care of everything
else and making sure he and I were o.k. The midwife
provided great postpartum care after both of my babies.
She is very concerned and watchful for the mother's
emotional well being and connected me with great resources
to help me when I struggled with nursing my first. I can't
say enough good about The Birth Center and it's owner /
midwife. I was also really impressed with Jackie and
Wow what a wonderful experience! We had our first baby at
The Birth Center (TBC) last month. The birth was natural and
complication-free thanks to the helpful and hardworking
staff at TBC. The facility was clean and attractive, and
every worry we had was gradually laid to rest.
This is a small, but very professional operation for natural
births. We plan to have the rest of our children here. If
you want a natural birth, we HIGHLY recommend The Birth
This baby, Isaac. I love him but he keeps me up at night.
Sometimes I pass the time (still) trying to process his
recent birth, not only getting the whirlwind of events
straight in my head but also trying to sort through my
thoughts and feelings on the whole thing. Somewhere along
the line I came to feel that a 3.5 x 5-inch store-bought
thank-you card was insufficient. I wanted to share with you
some of my more recent thoughts on Isaac's birth, which, I
have found, are inextricably bound to those of Adam's.
Pregnancy: When I was pregnant with Adam, I had an 8-week
appointment with the OB's office nurse to discuss family
history, nutrition, and so forth. I remember the nurse, when
mentioning breastfeeding, referred me to the kellymom.com
website. She said something to the effect of "if you have
questions about breastfeeding we'll refer you to this
website, so we just instruct you to go to the website first
instead of calling us."...
Ruth & The Birth Center,
Thank you with all of our hearts for being a part of this
miraculous journey! There isn't another place that we
would rather be - what would we do without TBC? This has
been the mot positive experience from beginning to end, and
we are so thankful TBC exists. We recommend your services
to everyone and anyone. We cannot thank all who are
Much Love, Deanna, Everett and baby Jackson