Promise Community Health Center prenatal care team

Promise Community Health Center prenatal care team
Promise Community Health Center's midwifery care team consists of (standing) certified nurse midwives Belinda Lassen and Pam Hulstein and their support team, clinical assistant/interpreter Ruth Hernandez and registered nurses Erica Robertson and Kari Ney.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Fiddelkes marvel at another amazing home birth


SPENCER, IA – Jonny and Dallas Fiddelke’s second child was born just as their first in the comfort of their own home in Spencer.

Indie Berlin arrived 12:59 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, weighing 7 pounds and measuring 21 inches. She is the first home-birth baby of the year for the midwifery team of Promise Community Health Center of Sioux Center, IA  – with certified nurse midwife Belinda Lassen attending the birth.

Jonny and Dallas Fiddelke of Spencer, IA, have
appreciated the home-birth experiences of their
two children with the assistance of certified
nurse midwife Belinda Lassen of Promise
Community Health Center of Sioux Center, IA.
They welcomed their baby, Indie Berlin, into
their family on Thursday, Jan. 10.
As she held her baby in her arms for the first time, Dallas marveled at the amazing experience.

“There is nothing I’ve done in my life that is more rewarding than holding our babies immediately after they are born,” she said. “It’s like floating on air and smiling the whole time.”

Belinda also served as the midwife for the Fiddelkes for the birth of their 2-year-old son, Oz. Dallas said the midwifery care throughout the pregnancy was “outstanding” and “smooth and comfortable.” Their appointments felt like a nice chat with someone they’ve know for years – with Belinda being “engaging, attentive and genuinely there” for them.

During her first pregnancy, Dallas said Belinda suggested that she read a couple of birthing books, “Mindful Birthing” and “Hypnobirthing.” She found those resources to be incredibly helpful in preparing for the big day. They were able to set up their home environment to be quiet, peaceful and completely relaxing. That allowed her to focus on her body, her contractions and, ultimately, her breath to allow her to have a peaceful and successful delivery.

Oz Fiddelke, 2, is excited to have a younger sister.
Indie Berlin was born on Thursday, Jan. 10, and is
the first home-birth baby of the year for Promise
Community Health Center's midwifery team.


Even though the labor was long with her first child, Dallas found it to be the “most incredible experience.”

“When Oz was born, it was euphoric,” she said, noting that the experience was everything she had hoped for after all of the focusing, preparing and laboring. “I knew that we wanted to do the same thing for our second baby. We are allowed ample time to labor and ample time to bond in the comfort of our own home with a quiet, peaceful and safe environment. For me, it was the perfect scenario for bringing another healthy, happy baby into this world.”

Indie was born three days after her original due date, but the family wasn’t surprised because their son was born seven days later.

This time, however, the birth experience turned out to be shorter and easier. In fact, Dallas could hardly believe it was over when Indie arrived in the birthing pool.


BEHIND THE NAME:
Dallas Fiddelke said she’s not really sure why they chose Indie as their second baby’s name, other than they like unique names that are easy to pronounce and spell. “Indie sounded free and strong and was both easy to pronounce and spell,” she said. “It also was a beautiful gender neutral name, which worked for our family because we don’t like knowing the gender before our baby is born.”


Promise Community Health Center of Sioux Center is the only Federally Qualified Health Center serving the far northwest corner of Iowaand beyond. To learn more about Promise's midwifery team and prenatal services, visit www.promisechc.org/services/prenatal.aspx. For more tips and advice on various topics from Promise's midwifery team and baby announcements, visit promisechcmidwives.blogspot.com.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Meet one of our Promise Babies: Krystal!


Krystal Clara, daughter of Ethan and Rachel Wedekind of Sioux Falls, SD, was born 2:34 a.m. Friday, Dec. 28, 2018, weighing 7 pounds, 9 ounces, and measuring 21 1/2 inches. Her grandparents are Doug and Becky Wedekind of Lindsay, NE, and Vince and Beth Carrig of Sioux Falls, SD.

Certified nurse midwife Pam Hulstein of Promise Community Health Center of Sioux Center, IA, provided the prenatal care for the family throughout the pregnancy and attended the home birth.

Rachel and Ethan Wedekind welcomed baby Krystal
into their family on Friday, Dec. 28. She was born in
their home in Sioux Falls, SD, with the assistance of
midwife Pam Hulstein of Promise Community
Health Center of Sioux Center.



Krystal Clara


Promise Community Health Center of Sioux Center is the only Federally Qualified Health Center serving the far northwest corner of Iowaand beyond. To learn more about Promise's midwifery team and prenatal services, visit www.promisechc.org/services/prenatal.aspx. For more tips and advice on various topics from Promise's midwifery team and baby announcements, visit promisechcmidwives.blogspot.com.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Meet one of our Promise Babies: Grayson!


Grayson Edward, son of Chris and Amanda of Spencer, IA, was born 1:17 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018, in their home, weighing 7 pounds, 9 ounces, and measuring 21 inches. He has six siblings, Ashton, 14; Ariah,13; Aiden, 12; Braden, 10; Keegan, 10; and Macie, 6. His grandparents are Jerry and Carol of Ruthven, IA, and Susan and Ed of Spencer.

Certified nurse midwife Belinda Lassen of Promise Community Health Center of Sioux Center, IA, provided the prenatal care for the family throughout the pregnancy and attended the home birth.

Grayson Edward


Promise Community Health Center of Sioux Center is the only Federally Qualified Health Center serving the far northwest corner of Iowaand beyond. To learn more about Promise's midwifery team and prenatal services, visit www.promisechc.org/services/prenatal.aspx. For more tips and advice on various topics from Promise's midwifery team and baby announcements, visit promisechcmidwives.blogspot.com.

Friday, January 4, 2019

Meet one of our Promise Babies: Gideon!


Gideon Matthias, son of Ethan and Sierra Tabbert of Sioux Falls, SD, was born 11:42 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, in their home, weighing 8 pounds and measuring 22 inches.

Certified nurse midwife Pam Hulstein of Promise Community Health Center of Sioux Center, IA, provided the prenatal care for the family throughout the pregnancy and attended the home birth.

"We absolutely loved receiving care from the midwives at Promise," Sierra said. "They were wonderful to have present at the birth of our son in the comfort of our own home."

Ethan and Sierra Tabbert welcomed baby Gideon into
their family on Thursday, Dec. 20. He was born in their
home in Sioux Falls, SD, with the assistance of midwife
Pam Hulstein of Promise Community Health Center.

Gideon Matthias

Promise Community Health Center of Sioux Center is the only Federally Qualified Health Center serving the far northwest corner of Iowaand beyond. To learn more about Promise's midwifery team and prenatal services, visit www.promisechc.org/services/prenatal.aspx. For more tips and advice on various topics from Promise's midwifery team and baby announcements, visit promisechcmidwives.blogspot.com.


Thursday, December 20, 2018

Meet one of our Promise Babies: Ezra!


Ezra Eugene, son of Daryn and Candace Dockter of Sioux Falls, SD, was born 9:40 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, in their home, weighing 7 pounds, 4 ounces, and measuring 20 inches. He has two siblings, Lydia, 6, and Solomon, 3. His grandparents are Gene and Gayle Gross of Parker, SD, and Daryl and Deb Dockter of Sioux Falls.

Certified nurse midwife Belinda Lassen of Promise Community Health Center of Sioux Center, IA, provided the prenatal care for the family throughout the pregnancy and attended the home birth. Registered nurse Kari Ney also assisted with the birth.

"We feel incredibly fortunate to have the care of Belinda and Kari during our home birth," Candace said. "During the birth, we felt fully supported and respected while peacefully bringing our baby into the world."

Daryn and Candace Dockter welcomed baby Ezra
into their family on Wednesday, Dec. 12. He was
born in their home in Sioux Falls, SD, with the
assistance of midwife Belinda Lassen of Promise
Community Health Center of Sioux Center, IA.

Ezra Eugene

Promise Community Health Center of Sioux Center is the only Federally Qualified Health Center serving the far northwest corner of Iowaand beyond. To learn more about Promise's midwifery team and prenatal services, visit www.promisechc.org/services/prenatal.aspx. For more tips and advice on various topics from Promise's midwifery team and baby announcements, visit promisechcmidwives.blogspot.com.


Thursday, October 25, 2018

Meet one of our Promise Babies: Elizabeth!


Elizabeth Joanne, daughter of Jon and Mylidiah Korthuis of Ireton, IA, was born 6:12 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, in their home, weighing 7 pounds, 2 ounces, and measuring 19 inches. She has a sister, Jennifer, 18 months. Her grandparents are Harold and Amy Korthuis of Willmar, MN, and John and Joanne Cave of Ireton, IA.

Certified nurse midwife Belinda Lassen of Promise Community Health Center of Sioux Center, IA, provided the prenatal care for the family throughout the pregnancy.

Jon and Mylidiah Korthuis, along with sister Jennifer,
welcomed baby Elizabeth into their family on Tuesday,
Oct. 16. Midwife Belinda Lassen provided prenatal
care for the family throughout the pregnancy.

Elizabeth Joanne

Promise Community Health Center of Sioux Center is the only Federally Qualified Health Center serving the northwest corner of Iowaand beyond. To learn more about Promise's midwifery team and prenatal services, visit www.promisechc.org/services/prenatal.aspx. For more tips and advice on various topics from Promise's midwifery team and baby announcements, visit promisechcmidwives.blogspot.com.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Meet one of our Promise Babies: Brycn!


Brycn Lawrence, son of Alanzo and Bailey Ruble of Sioux Falls, SD, was born 1:23 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, in their home, weighing 7 pounds, 8 ounces, and measuring 22 inches. His grandparents are Kallie and Dave Morrow and April and Victor Nichols of Cherokee, IA.

Certified nurse midwives Pam Hulstein and Belinda Lassen of Promise Community Health Center of Sioux Center, IA, provided the prenatal care for the family throughout the pregnancy.

The family appreciated the care they received and the home birth experience.

"It was everything I imagined and more," Bailey said. "I couldn't have asked for a better pregnancy and birth. We loved both of our midwives!"

Bailey Ruble holds her baby, Brycn. She and her
husband, Alanzo, welcomed baby Brycn into their
family on Tuesday, Oct. 2. He was born in their
home in Sioux Falls, SD.

Brycn Lawrence

Promise Community Health Center of Sioux Center is the only Federally Qualified Health Center serving the far northwest corner of Iowaand beyond. To learn more about Promise's midwifery team and prenatal services, visit www.promisechc.org/services/prenatal.aspx. For more tips and advice on various topics from Promise's midwifery team and baby announcements, visit promisechcmidwives.blogspot.com.