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, May 28, 2019

Meet one of our Promise Babies: Auren!


Auren Indiana Thomas, daughter of Kelsie Jo Thomas and Anthony Craig Helland of Sioux Falls, SD, was born 3:04 p.m. Sunday, May 19, 2019, in her home, weighing 8 pounds and measuring 21 inches. Her grandparents are Rosemary Dickens-Helland of Sioux Falls and Mark Thomas of Alexandria, 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. Certified nurse midwife Belinda Lassen of Promise attended the home birth.


The couple appreciated the care that they received from Promise's midwives.

"We loved the care, intention and attention offered to us by the Promise CHC midwifery team during both prenatal care and during our home birth. It was everything we desired and more!"


Kelsie Jo Thomas and Anthony Craig Helland welcomed
baby Auren into their family on Sunday, May 19. She was
born in their home in Sioux Falls, SD, with the assistance
of midwife Belinda Lassen of Promise Community Health
Center of Sioux Center. Midwife Pam Hulstein
of Promise provided the prenatal care.



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, May 21, 2019

Meet one of our Promise Babies: August!


August Michael, son of Jake and Audra DeGroot, was born 5:20 a.m. Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in his home, weighing 9 pounds, 4 ounces, and measuring 22 inches. He has four siblings, Keira, 11; Zoe, 8; Liam, 6; and Aria, 3.

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.


Jake and Audra DeGroot welcomed baby August
into their family on Wednesday, May 15. He was
born in their home with the assistance of midwife
Belinda Lassen of Promise Community Health Center.

August Michael

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.

Mother shares video of her home-birth experience


Amanda shared a video of photos of the birth of her son, Grayson, in their home in Spencer, IA. The video was created by Courtney Cook Photography.

Belinda Lassen, certified nurse midwife of Promise Community Health Center of Sioux Center, IA, and Kari Ney, registered nurse for Promise, attended the home birth.

 Baby Grayson's Home Birth

Grayson was born 1:17 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 27. 

To learn more about baby Grayson and his family, visit this Wonderfully Made post: https://promisechcmidwives.blogspot.com/2019/01/meet-one-of-our-promise-babies-grayson.html

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, May 9, 2019

Meet one of our Promise Babies: Vivian!


Vivian Julianne, daughter of Bethany Schiefelbein and Matthew Burns of Spencer, IA, was born 12:29 a.m. Tuesday, April 30, in their home, weighing 8 pounds and measuring 21 inches. She has two siblings, Cecelia, 7, and Marielle, 5. Her grandparents are Joan and Dennis Schiefelbein of Fall Creek, WI, and Ann and Kevin Burns of Maquoketa, 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 and attended the home birth.


Matthew Burns and Bethany Schiefelbein welcomed
baby Vivian into their family on Tuesday, April 30.
She was born in their home in Spencer, IA, with the
assistance of midwife Belinda Lassen of Promise
Community Health Center of Sioux Center.


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, May 2, 2019

Meet one of our Promise Babies: Ada!


Ada Kay, daughter of Brooke and Conor Bertling of Le Mars, IAwas born 10:11 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in their home, weighing 7 pounds, 12 ounces, and measuring 21 inches. She has a sister, Nora, 2. Her grandparents are Karen and Paul Langel of Le Mars and Sharleen and Dave Bertling.

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 loved the care we received from Pam and the nurses at Promise," Brooke said. "Everything was perfect, and we could do it again."


Conor and Brooke Bertling, along with sister Nora,
welcomed baby Ada into their family on Wednesday,
April 24. She was born in their home in Le Mars, IA,
with the assistance of midwife Pam Hulstein of
Promise Community Health Center of Sioux Center.

Ada Kay

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.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Meet one of our Promise Babies: Jude!


Jude, son of Wyatt and Heidi of Brandon, SD, was born 5:25 a.m. Saturday, April 20, 2019, in his home, weighing 7 pounds and measuring 21 inches. He has two siblings, Harper and Mathias.

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 home birth.



Heidi and Wyatt welcomed baby Jude into their
family on Saturday, April 20. He was born in their
home in Brandon, SD, with the assistance of midwife
Belinda Lassen of Promise Community Health Center.

Jude

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 26, 2019

Meet one of our Promise Babies: Addison!


Addison Belle, daughter of Nathan and Alissa Van Zweden of Hull, IAwas born 1:22 a.m. Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in their home, weighing 9 pounds, 4 ounces, and measuring 22 inches. She has two brothers, Noah, 7, and Aiden, 4.

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.


Big brothers Noah and Aiden hold their baby sister,
Addison. She was born on Tuesday, April 16, in
their home in Hull with the assistance of Promise
Community Health Center midwife Belinda Lassen.


Addison Belle

Promise Community Health Center of Sioux Center is a 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.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Meet one of our Promise Babies: Ruben!


Ruben Thomas Skrenes was born Wednesday, April 3, 2019, in his home, weighing 9 pounds, 4 ounces, and measuring 22 1/2 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. Registered nurse Kari Ney also assisted with the home birth.


The family appreciated the experience.

"Our home birth was awesome. The combination of midwife, nurse and doula was perfect for us."

Ruben Thomas Skrenes was born Wednesday April 3.

Ruben Thomas Skrenes


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.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Meet one of our Promise Babies: Isla!


Isla Maurice, daughter of Calvin and Kristine Thiessen of Spirit Lake, IA, was born 12:13 a.m. Monday, April 1, 2019, in their home, weighing 5 pounds, 14 ounces, and measuring 20 inches. She has a brother, Cooper, 3.

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.


Kristine Thiessen holds her baby, Isla. She and
her husband, Calvin, welcome baby Isla into
their family on Monday, April 1. She was born
in their Spirit Lake home with the assistance
of Promise CHC midwife Pam Hulstein.


Isla Maurice

Promise Community Health Center of Sioux Center is a 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, April 4, 2019

Meet one of our Promise Babies: Aria!


Aria Grace, daughter of Will and Lindsey Warntjes of Boyden, IA, was born 3:10 a.m. Wednesday, March 27, 2019, in their home, weighing 7 pounds, 10 ounces, and measuring 21 1/2 inches. She has four siblings, Carmen, 10; Colton, 8; Liam, 6; and Ava Lynne, 4. Her grandparents are Daryl and LaVonne Warntjes and Alan and Avis Bakker.

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.


"It went very well  — much less stressful," Will said.

Will and Lindsey Warntjez welcomed baby Aria
into their family on Wednesday, March, 27. She
was born in their home in Boyden, IA, with the
assistance of midwife Pam Hulstein of Promise
Community Health Center of Sioux Center.


Aria Grace

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.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Meet one of our Promise Babies: Mason!


Mason Danial, son of Mitch and Amanda Runge of Sioux Falls, SD, was born 3:40 a.m. Sunday, March 10, in their home, weighing 7 pounds, 4 ounces, and measuring 21 inches. He has two siblings, Carson and Madison. His grandparents are Rick and Kay Runge and Rayna Fritz and Don Gebhart, all of Sioux Falls.

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.


Amanda and Mitch Runge welcomed baby Mason
into their family on Sunday, March 10. He was
born in their home in Sioux Falls, SD, with the
assistance of midwife Pam Hulstein of Promise
Community Health Center of Sioux Center, IA.



Mason Danial


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, March 12, 2019

Meet one of our Promise Babies: Atlas!


Atlas, son of Brianna and Kyle Schubert, was born 12:19 a.m. Tuesday, March 5, in their home, weighing 9 pounds, 12 ounces, and measuring 22 inches. He has two siblings, Glory, 3, and Pascal, 2.

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.

"It's such a powerful, peaceful experience," Brianna said. "I wouldn't want to do it any other way for my future babies. The care of a midwife is unmatched!"

Brianna Schubert holds her baby, Atlas. She and
her husband, Kyle, welcomed baby Atlas into
their family on Tuesday, March 5.



Atlas

Promise Community Health Center of Sioux Center is a Federally Qualified Health Center serving
northwest Iowaand beyondTlearn 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 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.