Hazel Lee

The Birth of Hazel Lee

September 12, 2010

'My husband and I were extremely happy with our homebirth experience. We were looking for a family oriented birth experience but thought that a hospital birth was our only option on Maui; we knew very little about homebirthing with a midwife.   On our first meeting Merrily asked us about our concerns and discussed our questions with us for over an hour.  We were very impressed with her medical background and vast experience with homebirth deliveries.  The prenatal care received by Merrily was far superior to the prenatal care I received from my doctor, we were more than a number to her. 

Merrily spent time first answering any questions we had, and then doing a through check up on me, and then assessing the health of the baby.  She actually listened to my husband and included him in the visits and incorporated him into the entire birth experience.  She cared about our emotional preparation for the birth in addition to our health.  At the birth Merrily and Jan were efficient, professional, caring, gentle and emotionally supportive- we had a perfect experience.  I could not have received more competent or compassionate care anywhere else.  My husband and I got to immediately bond with our new daughter as a family in an intimate and loving environment.  The post natal visits have also been in depth and comprehensive.  Merrily truly cares about the emotional well being as well as the physical health of her patients.'

Cory and Holly Lee