Jon and Rachel W.

Jon and Rachel W.  
Postpartum Perspective

Words cannot express how incredible Ellie is as a midwife, care provider, advocate, friend, and person. I feel unbelievably lucky to have had her in my life during my pregnancy and at the labor and birth of my daughter, Lucy Regan. We knew that Lucy was going to be a larger sized baby, and Ellie had prepped and educated my husband and I on things we could do to try to make labor go as smoothly as possible. Her homework of perineal massage was just one of the things she taught us that became crucial during my labor. Her teachings and our trust in her care led us to a very successful birth. After 19 hours of labor, I gave birth to a 9 pound 13 ounce posterior baby, without the use of an epidural, and in the end, had an intact perineum. Ellie made me feel so empowered during and after Lucy’s labor, that I could conquer anything. Her calm and constant presence throughout labor was incredible and a huge comfort to my husband and I. I feel so unbelievably lucky to have her be a part of Lucy’s story. Ellie is a big advocate for postpartum care, and she made sure my husband and I had things organized for this challenging time, something we hadn’t even really considered. Her postpartum visits in the hospital each day were wonderful, and she really made sure we were being well taken care of. Ellie is a priceless gift to me, who made my pregnancy and labor so incredibly special. I will cherish her always.

Contact Ellie

at her new collaborative practice...

Golden Oak Midwives

Phone (510) 775-2229
Fax (510) 751-4554 


Golden Oak Midwives

419- 30th Street, Suite 2

Oakland, California 94609