"I held my breath for 2 years after experiencing a traumatic birth with my first son. While everything ended up physically okay, mentally I was defeated, doubtful, afraid and alone. This was the backdrop in which I met Fig Midwifery, as a discerning, fiercely protective mama who wanted to be seen, supported and hopeful. I was able to exhale the moment I met them.
The women’s presence brought relief like the wind on a hot day - strong yet soft, refreshing and lovingly reminding you of your own staying power.
Throughout my pregnancy their holistic practice centered my wellbeing and family. I was so inspired by their genuine curiosity to learn about each of us and the tenderness in which they folded my toddler into their midwifery routines. Our appointments quickly became sacred family time to check in on the little one and reflect honestly aloud with one another.
The day of our babe’s birth I was in denial, surely he wouldn’t come before my to-do list was completed. Thankfully, Fig did what they do best and leveraged their experience, wisdom and intuition and came before I knew to ask them. Jen arrived first, reassuring me that I was in fact in labor and that I had what it takes to see it all the way through. Her knowing eyes and gentle touch set the pace for what would be a beautifully delicate relay between them and me. When I felt fatigued in the middle stretch Crystal came in to keep me going steady. She vocalized with me affirming my mantras and remained calm even while I displaced the intensity of contractions in her hands. The team had a perfect anchor in Meredith who helped me stride powerfully to the finish. Her confidence coached me through roaring my baby out as we locked eyes and hands. It was unforgettable for obvious reasons but the subtle ones were in the way Fig showed up for me.
Fig Midwifery is magical and unflappable. Their devotion is incomparable as they gracefully usher families between the liminal space that is birth." ~ Arianna
"Nothing was more foreign to me than the concept of a home birth. “That is what hospitals are for,” I told my wife when she first mentioned the idea. It is the 21st century after all! I supported her decision to have a home birth, but would have felt way more comfortable having the woman who is the most important thing to me on this side of heaven near the life saving technology of a hospital when bringing our daughter into this world.
“My home birth experience with these wonderful ladies, to say the least, was so empowering! I’d had a very hands on experience with my first, and these ladies gave me my confidence back.
"I very highly recommend Fig Midwifery and the team if you are looking to have a home birth. Meredith, Jen and Crystal were an amazing support team throughout my pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum. I felt not only supported both physically and emotionally but their wealth of combined knowledge and expertise made me feel very safe and reassured. We had a few complications during pregnancy and they handled them so well - knowing when additional care was necessary and presenting me clearly with all the necessary information to make the right decision for our family. The birth was wonderful! Not only is the team great support during labor but the immediate after care, including lactation support, was phenomenal. One of my favorite parts of working with Fig was the postpartum support. All three women visited our home frequently for the 6 weeks after the birth, making sure our daughter was healthy and thriving and that I was recovering well. Ultimately, I felt so supported, both physically and emotionally and would definitely work with this team of amazing women again!" ~ Tracy
"I was a little nervous about doing a home birth, but I’ve got to say, these women are absolutely fantastic! Their support for though a long and difficult labor was priceless. They helped make it a beautiful experience that I will never forget for as long as I live. I will absolutely go to them if I have another!" ~ Emily
"If you are looking for authentic, true midwifery, these two are it. Their knowledge, care, love, and experience are poured into what they do. Our prenatal visits, birth, and postpartum care were everything we could have hoped for and more. They are doing their soul work and it shows. We had great discussions at appointments and really felt like we were being provided for instead of having our care "managed". The heart of authentic midwifery is alive between these two. They are a good balance and can nurture true connection while leaving their ego aside. We would hire them again and again and again." ~ Sherri
"Jenn and Crystal were incredible throughout the entire process of birthing my daughter! Their care was immensely personable and each prenatal visit I felt listened to and cared for on a holistic level. They are so knowledgeable about every aspect of pregnancy, birth and babies - I learned so much during the process through their wisdom and insight. During the birth, their calming presence helped me achieve an ideal birth and welcome my daughter into the world in a peaceful atmosphere. Post natal care was incredible as well as they took care in addressing all of my needs, and the needs of my newborn. Their attention to detail and their ability to make you feel known and heard is remarkable. I honestly miss going to appointments and getting to connect with them! My husband and I are constantly recommending Fig Midwifery to anyone who is looking to birth naturally! They are amazing!" ~ Jess
"Jen and Meredith truly made pregnancy, childbirth, and the immediate postpartum days a wonderful experience. My husband and I, and our little baby boy, felt so cared for throughout. We could ask any and every question and receive thoughtful and considerate answers. Our informed choices were not only respected, but encouraged by these empowering midwives. They were creative and intentional in helping me find routines for health, wellness, and comfort throughout my pregnancy. We felt prepared for childbirth. With their help and support we were able to create the perfect environment at home for welcoming our baby into the world. We got exactly what we wanted which was a peaceful atmosphere, a relaxed approach, skilled care, and a healthy amount of distance for my husband and I to share some beautiful moments during my labor. Their care was so personal that it was hard to say goodbye after the postpartum visits were over. It’s a good thing it’s not goodbye forever though! We are only on baby #1 and want all our babies to be Fig babies! I highly recommend their practice." ~ Christina
"What a pleasure it was to share the special time of my pregnancy and birth with Jen and Meredith. We moved to the area in the middle of my second pregnancy, and as I was searching for the right midwife to help me with my birth, the moment I met these two I felt it would be a great fit. As a team they are a perfect balance. They each bring individual strengths including wisdom, patience, passion, and a deep trust in the birthing woman and her body. My family looked forward to their visits both prenatally and post-partum. There were many moments of laughter and joy. I felt very comfortable and supported by their presence while birthing my daughter. They never intervened unnecessarily and when I asked for some help they were right by my side giving me that extra encouragement I needed. I felt safe, loved and cared for, and that is everything when giving birth! I am so grateful for the work they do in our community and we are lucky to have such wonderful midwives in the area!" ~ Erica
"These humans both contributed to two of my birthing experiences in their own ways. They are gorgeous, adept, intuitive providers. I can't think of anyone other than Meredith who I would want holding my hand during transition. And Jen - well, she's pretty much everything you would want in a midwife or a friend as well. These women are golden." ~ Christine
"Both these ladies helped bring my boys into this world and helped me successfully have a natural birth both times! It makes it tempting to have more babies... Highly recommend if you are having your first or sixth child! They listen to even the most ridiculous concerns and help coach you through them in a non judgmental way." ~ Rebecca
"The birth was a love fest. Meredith has such a grounded energy. She connected to my emotions and needs, encouraging me to trust myself. With every prenatal visit, I became more confident that she would allow me and the birth to develop naturally and at its own pace. During these visits, she left time for me to initiate care; it never felt too medical or that she saw me just as a "patient." Meredith is well educated and implements her experience and knowledge effectively and when necessary. She has maintained a model of care that speaks to the heart, empowers the individual woman, and ignites the pure goddess power of birth. I am forever grateful for her love, compassion, and tranquility through the entire process." ~ Kari