“Lara was my midwife for the birth of my third child, Juliet. The birth was particularly challenging for me emotionally, not to mention physically, as Juliet was the largest of my babies and the labor was longer than I had anticipated. Lara’s support throughout the experience—her ability to be so fully present when she was needed, and to fade into the background when she was not, her ability to make on the spot decisions with clarity and skill, her ability to communicate her ideas and concerns with me clearly so that we could reach mutual decisions, her utmost concern for the safety of myself and my child—all these qualities made her not only the perfect birth attendant, but also the perfect prenatal and postnatal care provider. She is truly a gifted midwife, and I consider myself fortunate to have had her companionship and counsel for that period of incredible change. She is both extremely knowledgeable and competent in all practical matters concerning pre and post natal care and labor and as well, Lara has a deep recognition and respect for the spiritual profundity of the birth experience. This balance between practical and spiritual, coined with her amazing ability to connect in a genuine way with her clients and their partners, makes her an inspired choice in midwifery” ~Catherine C.
“I am so happy that the timing worked perfectly and we were able to have you as our midwife! Thank you for being a guiding light through the portal of birth. However difficult it may have been, it was the most amazingly beautiful journey that I have ever been on! We are honored and grateful to have been in the hands of such a skilled, trustworthy, knowledgeable, gifted, loving, caring and solid woman!”
Thank you, Erin, Danny & Quinn
Querida Partera Lara,
I feel so blessed to have been led to you. I could go on and on (and do, when people ask), but to say it in a few words: your presence in supporting and attending to me in labor and birth was exquisite, Thank you. And thank you for all the loving care leading up to, and after, those transformative hours.
With much love & gratitude, Muftiah, Kimiti & Wairimu
Lara, dearest Lara,
Your care of Muftiah has been extraordinary. Along with your excellent knowledge of “the midwifes way”, you hung with my daughter through the most excruciating moments which weren’t moments but many, many hours.
You have such a lovely combination of all the qualities we like in a midwife-intuition, clinical expertise and professionalism, openness to all possibilities, caring, compassion and a dedication that left me in awe. I feel so grateful that Muftiah found you.
Love always, Halimah, Midwife and mama to Muftiah