Phoenix's Birth Story

As a couple, Jason and I have always been fully aware of our right to seek nothing but the best in all aspects of our lives. As parents of three children, we have experienced a lot of the feelings that other parents have felt at one time or another. We have been scared, hesitant and threatened by our own fears of failure. Read More...

Liam’s Birth Story

Having Michelle’s support gave me the courage to turn my back on convention and to ensure that my son’s birth was the gentle, peaceful, loving experience that I wished it to be. Despite being an older (40) first­-time Mom, I had a home water birth and even though this was my dream I’ll confess I had some trepidation about the labor and delivery. Read More...

Joanna’s Birth

That warm water was amazing. It was also amazing having the midwives and Joel at eye level with me. Laboring at the edge of the tub when Joel was outside of it was perfect, and then when he got in with me and being able to lock eyes with Michelle it was even more perfect. Read More...

A Dad Wants a Doula

When I decided to have midwives attend the birth of my first child at the hospital, my partner immediately insisted we also find a doula. At first, I was resistant: I thought that midwives did everything that a doula would do. But my partner M. pointed out that a doula could help us labor at home and best decide when to go to the hospital. Besides, he argued, the birthing stories that we knew involving doulas were generally happier ones than those without doulas. Read More...

Lydia and Emily’s Births

To this day we (Dan and I), when talking about our birth stories, always mention that we had a doula, we highly recommend one, and that it was the single most important thing that made our birth experiences with the birth of both girls both amazing. Read More...

“Every family deserves a Warm Welcome! ~ Todas las familias merecen una cálida bienvenida!”

Michelle L’Esperance, Certified Professional Midwife, Doula & Doula Trainer. (413) 858-5048. Supporting families in Western Massachusetts.

Serving Northampton, Amherst, Easthampton, Southhampton, Westhampton, Williamsburg, Hadley, Holyoke, Deerfield, South Deerfield, Greenfield, Conway, Turner’s Falls, Palmer, Leverett, Sunderland, Belchertown, South Hadley, Ashfield, Worthington, Chesterfield, Ware and the surrounding region.

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