We chose to hire Hannah as our home birth midwife for our first baby because we wanted someone who was as dedicated to evidence-based decision making as we were. At each prenatal visit, Hannah discussed all of my questions and concerns with great knowledge, showing me the resources she used to base her best practices on, while letting me make my own decision about an intervention or procedure every time. When birthing time came, I felt we had established a mutual relationship of trust and even friendship with each other. I ended up having a VERY long labor, and Hannah’s presence was the calm glue that enabled me to trust the process and trust my body the entire time. Hannah was able to assure me every step of the way that I and my baby were safe and that we could continue laboring as long as I wanted without interventions. She clearly had great respect for my personal health wishes, and worked hard to find solutions everyone was satisfied with, suggesting herbal remedies where helpful and also being honest when she thought a more “medical” approach was truly necessary. My husband and I are quite convinced that Hannah is the only midwife in the entire Midwest who would have confidently and safely monitored my very long labor, allowing us to have the peaceful home birth we wanted. Without her confidence and respect for me, I feel sure the birth would not have gone so smoothly. It is sadly rare to find a birth professional with so much knowledge and respect for physiological birth and trust in the birthing mother. Hannah is truly a gem – a midwife all should aspire to. I would gladly hire Hannah to be our midwife for any and all future births of mine!