Kimi R.

Kimi R.
Second Midwife Experience

I am so happy I had Ellie as my midwife! Ellie was always there for me, every step of the way, from the very beginning of my pregnancy, to the labor and birth of my daughter, and for my postpartum. I felt very secure throughout this wonderful yet often unpredictable time of pregnancy and birth, because I knew I was in Ellie’s good hands.

With my first baby, I had a beautiful natural birth with a midwife in South Bay who had more than 30 years of experience. So when I found out I was pregnant the second time, I knew I wanted to have a midwife, but I was worried that my expectation for the second pregnancy and birth might be too high. I have done research on midwives in the East Bay and found Midwife Ellie. And I am so glad I found Ellie who provided wonderful personal care throughout my pregnancy (even more so than my first one) and that I had a beautiful natural birth, yet again!

My labor was short, one hour from the time we checked in at the hospital to the birth of my daughter. Ellie predicted my labor would be short, but the timing of the actual birth was amazing. Everything worked out perfectly thanks to Ellie being there for us, on time! For a fast birth like mine, you would really want your midwife to be there when the baby is coming out so fast and furious! I am so thankful Ellie was checking on me and standing by so close to me that day. When it was time, Ellie was waiting for us in front of the hospital even before we got there. While everything happened fast, every moment was precious, and I was able to have the natural birth I dreamed about with Ellie’s steady support.

Throughout my pregnancy, Ellie was always reachable and willing to communicate via any channel (email, text, phone, in person). But more importantly, on top of her responsiveness, Ellie was always willing to spend time with me, explaining different facts and options, and patiently listening to what I would like for myself. I felt very comfortable knowing that I had a midwife who did not just care for my pregnant belly, but who also cared for my whole well being, as a woman, a wife, and a mother.  

I have great respect for Ellie as a midwife, and I adore Ellie as a person. Ellie is down to earth, steady, and full of energy. Ellie is a person whom you would want to hang out with whether you are pregnant or not. This quality of her made my husband comfortable, both during our prenatal visits and our labor and delivery time.

I am so grateful to Ellie for all the wonderful support she has given me and my family. I feel privileged to have received care at Ellie’s practice, and I am thankful to Ellie for continuing to empower women through her wonderful practice.

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Golden Oak Midwives

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


Golden Oak Midwives

419- 30th Street, Suite 2

Oakland, California 94609