Testimonials

 
When my little guy came earlier than we were expecting, my midwife was out of town. Margo drove out to Grand Rapids in the middle of the night to help deliver my baby. Her presence during the birth was so peaceful and calm. I was able to labor uninterrupted until it was go time. She held my hand though some of my roughest contractions. When she could tell I was beginning to panic she encouraged me to calm my breathing and helped me refocus. She and her doula even went above and beyond during the clean up afterwards. This is an experience that you will never forget. I would do it again in a heartbeat. - Rachel Eller
 

Margo has been an absolute gem in our lives. This is my first pregnancy, and I have wanted to have a very hands-off delivery in my home. Margo is by far the most physiological midwife I have met, and we interviewed quite a few.
- Ellie D

 
"I highly recommend Margo. I appreciated that she was so willing to adjust her care to my preferences. She really puts all the choices in the client's hands but is willing to share research or her own opinion if you ask for it. I loved that she traveled to my home for prenatals so we were all comfortable in the environment I would be laboring in. And she always did a great job including my son at my prenatal visits." - Amanda Lambert
 

Meeting Margo was the best thing to happen to me throughout my entire pregnancy. And one of the best things of my whole life. She made me feel at peace and confident in myself more than anyone else ever has my entire life. I can't imagine having labored and birthed without her! She stayed with me for two whole days, including the time after transporting to the hospital. She came to my home for prenatal appointments, labor, and every day for the first week after birth! She brought me herb baths, tincture for after birth pains, herbs for my son's bellybutton, and best of all loving support and confidence in being a first time mother. She took the time to talk and reflect about my birth experience and offered emotional support and knowledgeable insight into the experience. I am eternally grateful for her great knowledge and loving care. Thank you, Margo! - Jeanne Saver

 
Margo was present with me for the birth of my first child.  I could not have asked for more soulful, loving, empowering and excellent guidance and care getting ready for birth.  She is smart, well studied, passionate and one of the kindest people I know.  I also love her honesty and sense of humor but those are just a bonus....
Margo was with me during a very long labor period.  I will never forget her love and attention.  Everyone should have that kind of presence available to them!  I felt so safe and held in moments when I had to let go.  She was there.  Never does my sons birthday pass when I don't think of Margo and the angel that she was to me at the time of my greatest need for support.  You could not make a better choice of a wise woman to assist and support you in birth. - Magnolia C
 
I was in town visiting my parents when I had cramping and became concerned about my pregnancy. When I called Margo out of the blue, she saw me at her house less than two hours later. She felt my uterus, listened to the baby's heartbeat, and taught me about what to expect in terms of cramping and uterine growth at this stage of pregnancy. And all of this despite her never having met me before today and me not being one of her regular patients. I left feeling cared for, listened to, and reassured. - Rachel
 

I can’t say enough good things about the care we received from Margo. She went above and beyond in showing me how to be involved in my care. We always spent plenty of time talking about both the physiological changes I was experiencing as well as day to day feelings. Our trust and communication with her made for a positive birth experience! - Ashley Dietz

 
Margo is an amazing resource and birth keeper! I contacted her very late in my pregnancy and can only wish we had connected sooner. She provided compassionate, wise, and non-judgmental support for my birth journey. The continuity of care and her woman-centered approach was very much appreciated. I would highly recommend Margo to any expectant family!
— Jennifer V
Margo is a knowledgeable and loving birth keeper. She encouraged me to press on in my eating challenges during my pregnancy. She was a gentle support during labor. Her personal birth story with her daughter as well as her presence pushed me on when I was at the end of labor and losing focus. I will miss having her at my next birth.
— Jacque C
Margo has been and continues to be a ray of sunshine in a birth world filled with doubt and fear. I enjoyed our prenatal chats and always felt supported and left knowing that she believed in my ability to bring my child into the world surrounded by peace and love. Margo served our family in humility and grace. My husband was especially thankful for her presence and servant’s heart. We love you, Margo!
— Julie N
Margo is smart, well read, and intuitive, a rare mix! In my own experience with other midwives, they often take for granted that a + b = c. Margo is great at holding space for those times when that isn’t the case - questioning those superficial ideas, digging for information, and sitting humbly with the mystery when the time calls for that. Rather than being prescriptive about anything, Margo was so good at reflecting questions back to me and made sure I was always making my own choices. To help me with those choices, she researched topics for me, and got me plenty of high quality resources to read and digest. When Margo came to the house she was always present and nonjudgmental, and I always felt free to express myself fully. During the birth Margo was incredibly patient even when I was feeling stuck. She never tried to “fix” it for me - she reassured me that I could do it without trying to tell me how, and my experience was so empowering as a result. In labor, I gained confidence from being with another woman who gets it, and Margo GETS IT. After my baby was born, Margo was insistent (in a good way) about having great nutrition, plenty of rest, and honoring the sacred postpartum time. Margo is exceptional at finding information, being inquisitive and always wanting to get her clients the best information possible. You won’t regret hiring her to be your midwife.
— Vanessa