I chose Shiela as my midwife because of her obvious trust in the three of us’ ability to figure out any challenge together. In a world that believes doctors know best, Shiela is a breath of fresh air. She is very knowledgeable in all things western medicine considers important for a safe birth, but she is committed to the inner wisdom of the mom, body and soul.
I felt so supported and lucky to have Shiela and her apprentice Esther by my side. They recommended supplements that completely resolved my insomnia and stopped the terrible muscle cramps. Shiela administered all my labs in my room- certainly the best pap smear I’ve ever had.
The actual birth was a revelation…whirling intensity beyond anything I’ve experienced, followed by days of being high as a kite on the whole thing. I cried that so many of my friends and fellow women wouldn’t experience Shiela’s deeply rooted competence and fierce protection of me, her sense of humor and wise words and hands, or Esther’s kind wisdom and gentle calming, yet insistent voice.
I have no doubt that I chose the right midwife for me and I am so thankful to her for trusting me so.
I love you Shiela!