During the sixth month of my third pregnancy, I met Robin at a baby shower of a mutual friend. We quickly struck up conversation and the love and devotion she carried as a midwife immediately stuck my heart. I had already decided that I wanted a natural childbirth after two traumatizing hospital births that included induction procedures and epidurals. My OB/GYN was less than attentive, and choosing Robin gave me peace about my upcoming labor and birth. She was a calm presence each and every time my worries assailed me. The depth and level of care she showed for my baby and my life as a whole, mentally, physically, and spiritually impressed me on my prenatal visits. She was able to provide natural supplements for pregnancy issues that my OB/GYN always just passed off. Having Robin as a midwife was a whole new world for me regarding childbirth. A beautiful, natural world that I never knew existed! She helped me through the last four pregnancies, including one miscarriage. The love and care I received from her made everything about labor and birth even more special. She is experienced and wise, and very little shakes her confidence. My birth stories with Robin as my midwife are beautiful and calm, and I love to talk about them to anyone who will listen! Having natural birth is freedom and joy even through hard labor! That’s not what society as a whole will tell you, but if you are looking for something different than the status quo, Robin DeStefano can help you!