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Madison Batt and Birth Bliss: Women's Care
New parents often describe their child’s birth as a “love at first sight” experience. First-time mom Madison Batt of Tacoma was smitten a little sooner than most. During her 2017 pregnancy, she discovered the Midwifery Birth Center at St. Joseph Medical Center and felt an instant connection. “After lots of research into local birth options, I found CHI and fell in love with their philosophy and outlook surrounding birth,” she said. “When I toured the birth center, it was an instant ‘love at first visit’ moment meeting the wonderful staff.”
Madison was intrigued by home birth, but wanted more options for pain management, freedom of movement, and support. And her husband Robert wanted a traditional hospital setting.
The Midwifery Birth Center offered the ideal solution, she said. “It felt like a small clinic with great one-to-one care, but with more to offer than a home birth would have allowed.”
Throughout her pregnancy, Madison appreciated CHI Franciscan Certified Nurse Midwife Heather Ranney’s holistic approach to prenatal care and childbirth, Madison said. “I like the natural approach. I loved that she supported natural childbirth, set realistic expectations and never prescribed unnecessary medications.”
Finley’s birth in November 2017 was picture-perfect, Madison said. “My labor experience was wonderful. The midwife was quick to make me very comfortable. We had a baby in arms 22 minutes after arrival.”
After a few hours of rest and recovery, Madison and Robert were free to go home and start their journey as parents, Madsion said. The personalized, attentive care she received, combined with the privacy of a small birth center, made her transition to parenthood a cherished memory. “We recommend the Midwifery Birth Center to everyone we know,” she said. “It was the most amazing moment in my life.”
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