I transferred to Shannon in the middle of my second pregnancy. My former midwife was not able to work with us for financial reasons and I was tired of seeing an OB who had clearly no intentions to respect my wishes to birth naturally. From the first time I met Shannon at the consultation, I knew she would be my midwife. I didn’t need to think about it or interview anyone else. She made me feel safe. Shannon is a kind, knowledgeable midwife. Throughout my prenatal visits I always felt comfortable to tell her anything that was on my mind. She always took the time to answer all my questions and explained everything in detail. She listened. When I went into labor, she was at my house right away and she never, not once made me feel pressured into anything I didn’t want to do. She was very supportive and caring. I had a very fast labor and she gave me great advice as far as positions and things to do to get baby to engage. During the whole birth she was always there with me without being overbearing which was really important to me because I don’t like having a lot of people around during my births. After baby was born, she was prepared and acted quickly when I started losing a lot of blood. I absolutely love her as a person and as a midwife, and could not imagine having anyone else for my future pregnancies.  Fressia, Cypress, mother of Tatum born April 5, 2014