Promise Community Health Center prenatal care team

Promise Community Health Center prenatal care team
Clinical assistant/interpreter Ruth Hernandez, certified nurse midwives Pam Hulstein and Belinda Lassen, and registered nurse Kari Ney make up Promise Community Health Center's prenatal care team.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Meet one of the latest Promise Babies: Dylan!


Dylan Alessandra, daughter of Wade and Sasha Duncan of Missouri Valley, IA, was born 5:10 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, in her home, weighing 7 pounds, 10 ounces, and measuring 21 inches. She has an older brother, Barrett, 4.

Certified nurse midwife Belinda Lassen of Promise Community Health Center in Sioux Center provided the prenatal care for the family, as she had with their previous child, and assisted with the home birth.

This was Sasha's first home birth experience, however.

"It was a wonderful experience," she said. "When it's in the comforts of your home, you're more relaxed."

Wade and Sasha Duncan and older brother Barrett
welcomed baby Dylan into their family. She was born
in their Missouri Valley home 
on Wednesday, July 20.


Baby Dylan

Friday, July 29, 2016

Meet the latest Promise Baby: Armour!


Armour Jolon, son of Justine and Justin Draayer of Boyden, IA, was born 10:21 p.m. Monday, July 25, in his home, weighing 7 pounds and measuring 20 inches. He has three siblings, Sage, 6; Sori, 4; and Acacia, 2.

Certified nurse midwife Belinda Lassen of Promise Community Health Center in Sioux Center provided the prenatal care for the family, as she had for their three previous children, and assisted with the home birth, as she had with their previous child.
Justine Draayer holds her baby boy, Armour,
during an appointment at Promise Community
Health Center in Sioux Center. He was born
in his Boyden home on July 25 with the
assistance of midwife Belinda Lassen.


Baby Armour

Meet one of the latest Promise Babies: Melissa!

Melissa was born on Friday, July 22. Belinda Lassen,
certified nurse midwife for Promise Community Health
Center in Sioux Center, holds baby Melissa, with her
sister, Isabela, and brother, Carlos, joining them for
photo. Lassen provided prenatal care for the family.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Meet one of the latest Promise Babies: Everly!


Everly, daughter of Joni Nibbelink of Hospers, IA, was born 7:25 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, in her home, weighing 6 pounds, 10 ounces, and measuring 20 inches. She has four siblings, Berlin, 12; Odessa, 10; Vienna, 9; and Brogan, 7.

Certified nurse midwife Belinda Lassen of Promise Community Health Center in Sioux Center provided the prenatal care for the family, as she had for three of Joni's previous children, and assisted with the home birth.

This was Joni's first home birth experience, however.

"It was amazing, absolutely everything about it," she said, noting that her other children could be an integral part of the experience following the birth and the home environment was much more pleasant. "It was just a very comfortable and relaxing aftermath."

Joni Nibbelink and her family welcomed baby Everly
into their home on Tuesday, July 12. She was born
in a home birth with the assistance of midwife
Belinda Lassen of Promise Community Health Center.


Baby Everly

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Meet one of the latest Promise Babies: Myles!


Myles Nixon, son of Alison and Tyler Vellinga of Orange City, IA, was born 7:23 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, in his home, weighing 9 pounds and measuring 22 inches. He has three siblings, Caden, 12; Addi, 8; and Colin, 2.

Certified nurse midwife Belinda Lassen of Promise Community Health Center in Sioux Center provided the prenatal care for the family and assisted with the home birth.

This was Alison's first home birth experience.

"It was great," she said. "It was so much more relaxed and comforting because you are at home. Belinda and her nurses do a great job to make you feel comfortable and at peace in your environment."

Alison and Tyler Vellinga and brother Colin welcomed
baby Myles into their family. He was born July 20 in
their Orange City home with the assistance of Promise
Community Health Center midwife Belinda Lassen.

Baby Myles

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Meet the latest Promise Baby: Thea!


Thea Joy, daughter of Jason and Amanda Van Otterloo of George, IA, was born Tuesday, June 21, at Sanford Sheldon Medical Center, weighing 8 pounds, 1 ounce, and measuring 21 inches.

Certified nurse midwife Belinda Lassen of Promise Community Health Center in Sioux Center provided the prenatal care for the family.

Jason and Amanda Van Otterloo of
George welcomed baby Thea Joy into
their family. She was born June 21.

Baby Thea

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Meet one of the latest Promise Babies: Oz!


Oz Orion Fiddelke, son of Dallas Dotson and Jonny Fiddelke of Spencer, IA, was born 4:44 p.m. Monday, May 30, in his home, weighing 7 pounds, 8 ounces, and measuring 21 inches.

Certified nurse midwife Belinda Lassen of Promise Community Health Center in Sioux Center provided the prenatal care for the family and assisted with the home birth.

"We felt like we had a strong team," Dallas said.

Dallas Dotson and Jonny Fiddelke welcomed baby Oz
into their family. He was born in their home in Spencer
on Monday, May 30, with the assistance of Promise
Community Health Center midwife Belinda Lassen.

Baby Oz