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Aug 30, 2016 |
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Kellie Moeller, CNM

Callie Thomas Birth Story

Hi Kellie!

I am doing great!! I LOVE being Wren's mommy!!! It is the best ever!!! I am so so thankful I get to be a mom and that Wren is our baby. I had high expectations of being a mom but they have been FAR surpassed!! Wren is sitting up now, just got her first two teeth and has just started to try solids (we skipped the rice cereal!)... really she is just tasting them for now... she still likes mama's milk best! Breastfeeding has continued to go SO WELL praise the Lord!! We both love it :)

How are you?! I saw on your fb page that you were able to go on your long trip after all?! That is so great! I hope you and your family are doing well!

I would be happy to write a review! We are so thankful for you!!



I am so thankful for Kellie!! It wasn't until my husband and I met with Kellie, that my husband, skeptical about home births, felt more comfortable with me having a home birth. I was able to get personalized, unhurried and attentive care with Kellie throughout my pregnancy (and afterwards).

Our birth did not go as I had dreamed of or had prepared for. I'm thankful that when things did not go as planned, and our baby was not on her way at 42 weeks, Kellie supported us by always being available and not pressuring us one way or the other but giving us the information and support to make an informed decision. For us, that meant that after 43 weeks and trying all the natural induction methods, we went to the hospital to be induced. Kellie met us at the hospital door and was by my side the entire time, encouraging me throughout labor and then after the delivery. She has a great relationship with her back-up doctor and that made the transition smooth.

I'll always remember the moment after the doctor told me I needed to have a c-section and my husband and I (with lots of tears) agreed, and Kellie said it was okay to mourn the birth you wanted to have but now you get to go and meet your baby.... that is exactly what I needed to hear in the moment.... instead of dwelling in disappointment at not getting to birth my baby naturally, I was so excited that I was about to meet my daughter. She helped me focus on what was important. We prepared for an intervention-free home birth, but even when our plans changed, Kellie was supportive through every decision.

Moreover, during postpartum care, Kellie continued to care for me gently as a whole person, physically and emotionally. During one home visit a week after giving birth to my baby, I was telling Kellie how well breastfeeding was going and with a huge smile and and hands in the air, she exclaimed "Yes!!" This portrays how deeply she cares and is with you.

We highly recommend Kellie!

Blog Posted: Aug 30, 2016
Posted by: Kellie Moeller, CNM
President HomeBirth Experience, Inc.