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, July 18, 2017

Meet one of our Promise Babies: Luna!


Luna, daughter of Corey and Macauley of Salix, IA, was born 12:01 a.m. Thursday, July 6, in her home, weighing 8 pounds and measuring 21 inches. She has an older sister, Rosalie, 3.

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


It was the family's first home-birth experience.

"The freedom that comes with a home birth is liberating and empowering," Macauley said. "I would choose Pam and home birth for all future pregnancies."


Macauley and Corey, along with older sister, Rosalie,
welcomed baby Luna into their family on Thursday,
July 6. She was born in their home in Salix, IA, with
the assistance of midwife Pam Hulstein of Promise
Community Health Center of Sioux Center, IA.

Baby Luna
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.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Meet one of our Promise Babies: Elektra!


Elektra, daughter of James and Holly of Beresford, SD, was born 8:34 a.m. Thursday, July 6, in her home, weighing 8 pounds, 8 ounces, and measuring 22 inches. She has an older sister, Andromeda.

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


"It was the home birth of our dreams," Holly said.

"Our experience was exceptional and beautiful," James said.

James and Holly, along with older sister, Andromeda,
welcomed baby Elektra into their family on Thursday,
July 6. She was born in their Beresford, SD, home with
the assistance of midwife Pam Hulstein of Promise
Community Health Center of Sioux Center, IA.


Baby Elektra
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, June 20, 2017

Meet one of our Promise Babies: Ann!


Ann, daughter of Aaron and Kara Bouma of Le Mars, IA, was born 8:35 p.m. Friday, May 26, in her home, weighing 8 pounds and measuring 20 1/2 inches. She has three older siblings, Paxton, 6; Sam, 4; and Camden.

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


Kara Bouma holds her baby, Ann. She
and her husband, Aaron, welcomed baby
Ann into their family on Friday, May 26.
He was born in their home in Le Mars with
the assistance of midwife Pam Hulstein of
Promise Community Health Center
of Sioux Center.

Baby Ann
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, May 4, 2017

Meet one of our Promise Babies: Jennifer!


Jennifer Marie, daughter of Jon and Mylidiah of Ireton, IA, was born 5:43 p.m. Saturday, April 22, in her home, weighing 7 pounds, 6 ounces, and measuring 21 inches. She is the family's first child.

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


They said it was "a great experience."

"We felt very comfortable in our home during labor and birth with Belinda and Kari by our side. We would be happy to do it again."

Mylidiah and Jon Korthuis welcomed baby
Jennifer into their family on Saturday, April
22. She was born in their home in Ireton, IA,
with the assistance of midwife Belinda Lassen
of Promise Community Health Center.

Baby Jennifer
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, April 28, 2017

Meet one of our Promise Babies: Nora!


Nora Marie, daughter of Brooke and Conor Bertling of Le Mars, SD, was born 4:05 a.m. Thursday, April 20, in her home, weighing 6 pounds, 15 ounces, and measuring 20 1/2 inches. She is the family's first child.

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


Brook said it was an all-around good experience.

"We went into this experience thinking we were interested in a home birth," she said. "After all of our meetings with our midwife and the experiences we've had with Promise, we are very pleased with our decision. We had great confidence in our midwife and nurse to deliver our baby safely and naturally. We have no regrets and would recommend a home-birth experience to other parents."


Brooke and Conor Bertling welcomed baby
Nora into their family on Thursday, April 20.
She was born in their home in Le Mars, IA,
with the assistance of midwife Pam Hulstein
of Promise Community Health Center.

Baby Nora
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, March 29, 2017

Meet one of our Promise Babies: Rosalind!


Rosalind Jean, daughter of Nathan and Kirbee Nykamp of Sioux Center, IA, was born 12:44 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, at Orange City Area Health System, weighing 7 pounds, 10 ounces, and measuring 21 inches. She had to siblings, Ella, 6, and Oliver, 4.

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


The family enjoyed their first experience working with a midwife.

"I really loved how much time we could spend asking questions at all of the appointments," Kirbee said. "There was a lot more time given for whatever was on my mind."

Kirbee and Nathan Nykamp welcomed baby
Rosalind into their family on Wednesday, March
8. The family received prenatal care from
midwife Belinda Lassen of Promise Community
Health Center of Sioux Center.


Baby Rosalind

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, February 21, 2017

Meet one of our Promise Babies: Bentley!


Bentley James, son of Fonda and Lance Van Middendorp of Hull, IA, was born 3 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, in his home, weighing 8 pounds, 10 ounces, and measuring 22 inches. He is the first child in the family.

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


Fonda was pleased with the home-birth experience.

"It was all really good," she said. "I loved being at home, and I wasn't pressured to do anything. Everything went the way I pictured it to go."

Fonda Van Middendorp holds her baby,
Bentley. She and her husband, Lance,
welcomed baby Bentley into their family
on Tuesday, Feb. 14. He was born in their
home in Hull with the assistance of midwife
Belinda Lassen of Promise Community
Health Center of Sioux Center.



Baby Bentley

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.