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 2, 2019

Meet one of our Promise Babies: Raylen!

Raylen Charles, son of Rod and Liza of Cherokee, IA, was born 6:57 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, 2019, in their home, weighing 8 pounds and measuring 21 inches. He has three siblings, Skyler, 14; Rowen, 5; and Anna, 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.

"My family and I have felt very cared for through the pregnancy, birth and post-birth process," Liza said. "Being in the comfort of our home has proven to aid in the smooth delivery — optimal health for myself while healing as well as our baby boy who is very content. I attest this all to the calm and gentle nature of home birth and that great caregivers offer."

Liza holds her baby, Raylen. She and her
husband, Rod, welcomed baby Raylen into
their family on Tuesday, June 25. He was born
in their Cherokee home with the assistance of
midwife Belinda Lassen of Promise CHC.

Raylen Charles

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 For more tips and advice on various topics from Promise's midwifery team and baby announcements, visit