testimonials

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“I absolutely adore Robina and will be forever grateful to her for caring for me throughout my pregnancy, labor and beyond.

She created the trust and space for me to share my hopes and fears, she answered all of my many questions with confidence and humanity. Robina helped me to facilitate the birth of my dreams and was truly there for me in my most vulnerable hours.

She cared for me in a way that I have never experienced before under the care of a health provider. When she arrived at my birth, she brought smiles and calm, she let me take the lead with my labor, simply offering me gentle suggestions. I felt so safe under her experienced eye and so comfortable in her presence that I was able to tap into my primal self and go to the place deep inside that I needed to go to have my baby. Robina will always be a very special person in our lives.”

-Abbey

“I had the pleasure of hiring Robina for both of my children’s births. She is kind, gentle, genuine, exudes positivity and confidence. She made the prenatal, birthing, and postpartum process seem so natural. I felt very reassured by her presence, which makes this whole thing so much easier.

I hear so many stories from women having disconnected care providers who didn’t provide that support that is so needed during and after labor/delivery.  I know if I had chosen the more traditional method of birth (re hospital birth), then I would not have had my birth the way I imagined it to be with my voice leading the way.

Robina provided me with the space to be heard and cared for in a way no other provider can due to lack of time and/or resources. She was the consistency I needed during that time as well. Robina is not just my midwife, she has also become a dear friend to our family and that has made this experience that much more positive. If you are considering home birth with prenatal and postpartum visits, then I highly recommend Robina.”

-Brigid

"At 8 months pregnant I ended up landing a job in NYC and decided to move my family cross country. I had always planned to have a home birth but I knew it would be a long shot to find a midwife willing to help me so late in my pregnancy.

From the first time I talked to Robina on the phone, to the final postpartum visit I felt totally comfortable and supported. I truly could not have done it without her!

I highly recommend Robina to any mom considering a home birth.

-Amanda

"I was 4 months pregnant when I had the pleasure of meeting Robina, I had no idea at the time how a midwife would be and if it would work. I must say it was the best decision I ever made! Robina is absolutely amazing and caring, I've never seen a midwife with so much compassion and understanding. I had an amazing birth thanks to her.

She was very patient and kind and even though I thought I wasn't doing my best she assured me that I was, each time with a smile. I'm entirely grateful Robina was the one to carry me through such an incredible journey.

Thank you so much for every, you are truly the best!"

-Sasha

"I had my first baby naturally, but was induced with no epidural, and my second was a C section.  What I longed for with my third delivery was a completely natural birth. I wanted to move through it at my own pace, uninterrupted and completely held and supported at the same time. It was hard to imagine that I would actually have that experience, which I ended up having with Robina. 

She was so calm, sincerely engaged, and attentive.... She was constantly honest, giving me all my options, making it seem like anything I would decide would work just fine.  

My delivery lasted about eight hours, about four of them extremely and increasingly painful. Every time I opened my eyes she was there. when I held out my hand, she held it back. Her presence was so gentle and yet so solid and reassuring. 

I'll never forget the moment my little boy popped out. She caught him and gave him to me and when I whispered his name, which I hadn't thought of till that very second I first saw him- she warmly asked me what that was and smiled a beautiful smile.

Robina suggested I write Dov's birth story. I'd never heard of that before, and she told me how she wrote all three of her children's birth stories and tells it to them every birthday. I wrote Dov's story and cried and was so grateful to her for continuing to be there for my most delicate exciting, one of a kind experience, even after it was over. The following months, I got in touch with her about Gentle night weaning, Natural birth control, and other issues I was concerned with.  I still send her pictures of my baby!

-Tamy

Being born is important
You who have stood at the bedposts
and seen a mother on her high harvest day,
the day of the most golden of harvest moons for her.

You who have seen the new wet child
dried behind the ears,
swaddled in soft fresh garments,
pursing its lips and sending a groping mouth
toward nipples where white milk is ready.

You who have seen this love’s payday
of wild toiling and sweet agonizing.

You know being born is important.
You know that nothing else was ever so important to you.
You understand that the payday of love is so old,
So involved, so traced with circles of the moon,
So cunning with the secrets of the salts of the blood.
It must be older than the moon, older than salt.
— Carl Sandburg