Baby Girl Born at Bay Area Birth CenterI have nothing but great things to say about my experience with CNM Jackie Griggs and the Bay Area Birth Center. I switched my care from my OB/GYN to Jackie after realizing I did not want a hospital birth. What a great decision it turned out to be! Jackie provided personal, loving care during my prenatal appointments as well as during labor and birth. She always took the time to answer my questions and made my husband and me feel comfortable with every decision we needed to make throughout the process. I especially appreciate her patience when it came to my long labor process. She gave me and my baby the time we needed to have the natural birth I so desired. Thanks to Jackie, I gave birth naturally to a healthy, beautiful 7 pound 2 ounce baby girl 29 hours after my water broke! Jackie’s calm reassurances throughout the labor process meant so much to me. She very closely monitored my baby’s heartbeat throughout the entire labor, and also paid close attention to my blood pressure and temperature.
Once I arrived at the birth center, Jackie stayed with me the entire time, except for some minutes of relief provided by another midwife. I was never ever left alone, and I am so grateful for that. Plus, the environment at the birth center was perfect: dim lighting, peaceful quiet, and the freedom to change positions as often as I so desired. Camellia May also attended my labor and she was excellent as well. She was another calming presence that I very much appreciate. I am so thankful for Jackie and my birth team! They were truly answers to prayer. Thank you! Doug, Lynnette, and Melissa