Birth Stories

Birth stories from our families:

Isla Jane’s Birth Story

As I went through my second pregnancy, I approached my imminent labor with much anticipation. While I tried my best to keep in mind that all labors are different, I was happy to have some knowledge of what to expect and most of all, what I’d like to do differently…

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Nell Maisie Comas

My labor varied so much from what was considered average or common. Classes taught me to expect 12 hours of early labor, and that I would enter the transition phase followed by a brief break before pushing began. Neither of those were true for me during my 57.5 hour labor

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Eleira’s Birth Story

It was a beautiful sunny Tuesday, one of the first sunny days of the year where you could actually feel the lights warmth. My due date was 6 days away, and I knew that as a first time mom I was likely to go over. I was taking advantage of the time to wrap up loose ends that needed to be taken care of prior to our daughter’s arrival…

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Uri’s Birth Story – Told by Mom

It was about time to greet Uri to this world. I was 40 weeks and 6 days pregnant and my body was more than ready to push and bring my bundle of joy into my life. I remember I couldn’t move with the same freedom than I did when I was only 7 months pregnant, but I worked hard…

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Uri’s Birth Story – Told by Papa

Uri came to this world the usual way via natural birth. Born at Juneau Birth Center with very caring midwives, Uri had no complications. Stephanie, his mother, did everything she was told and made herself as comfortable as she could during the delivery…

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Erik’s Birth Story

The hospital in Petersburg doesn’t deliver babies anymore (I was born there), but my husband has family in Juneau, so we decided to go there for the birth. Initially, I had several reasons to choose the Birth Center for care…

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Griff’s Birth Story

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015, I hit 38 weeks pregnant! My husband was in the midst of finals for nursing school. I wasn’t feeling well that morning so I decided to nap while our 19 month old napped, while my husband was studying for his first final the next day…

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Olivia’s Birth Story

HI! My name is Angela Wilde and I am a mother of 4 children. I am 31 years old and I have been a client of Juneau Birth Center 3 times now. They have always been awesome. My birth experiences range from my first “medical” in hospital, to birth center…

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What our families are saying about Juneau Birth Center:

"The midwives' knowledgable, holistic approach was amazing."
"I wish that all health care was like the care we received through the birth center. Appointments were often over an hour, as the midwife answered all my questions and checked in about both physical and emotional health. As a rural resident, the birth center worked to make tele-appointments easy, working around our schedules and even lending medical equipment for us to take home."

- Megan M.
"The team felt like family, the environment safe, comfortable, and tailored to meet individual needs throughout the birth process."
"I had an outstanding pregnancy and labor experience at the Juneau Birth Center. One of their best standard services is the at-home visiting they provide after birth. It was extremely helpful having a professional come into our home and visit us a few times after the birth - especially during COVID! Plus they have an extensive library with books and videos that my partner and I took advantage of before and after the birth. I cannot recommend this place enough."

- April R.
"Caring, compassionate care."
"Both of our children were born with midwives at the Juneau Birth Center in attendance."

-Bridget L.
"The birth center launched us into parenthood in the best way possible."
"I couldn't have asked for a better birth experience: the calm atmosphere and supportive coaching was incredible. I felt strong and empowered. And then, to continue to receive care on day one, three and five of postpartum meant that we had the breastfeeding and new-parent support we needed."

-Megan M.
"Our family is extremely grateful for the holistic and supportive care."
"I cannot say enough wonderful things about the birth center! We found out our little one was breech at 34 weeks. After trying everything we could to get her to turn, we accepted that she was happy exactly where she was, and we began to plan a caesarean. Throughout this entire process and after our daughter's birth, the birth center was extremely supportive. They continued to provide us with prenatal care and did home visits after the birth."
"Above and beyond what I ever could have hoped for!"
"These ladies provide amazing care and the experience that I had there with my husband for the birth of our first child was absolutely incredible. I wish that I could give more than 5 stars because these ladies deserve it, truly!"

- Brittni C.
"Could not have asked for a better experience in Juneau."
"The wonderful women here will quickly feel like family. As a family traveling in from an outlying area, we found them to be incredibly kind and considerate. If the need ever arises for us again, the birth center will be the first place we look to."

-Schance W.
"These ladies are seriously the best! So caring and helpful."
"The rooms are beautiful and clean. I was home with my baby girl just a couple hours after having her. My experience was so great I wouldn't want to give birth anywhere else!"

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