meet the midwife
- Becca H.
I met Danielle at my very first prenatal appointment. After going through the loss of my dad early on in the pregnancy, I was struggling with processing the grief. That appointment was supposed to be an hour long, but we stayed there talking, crying and praying together for two hours. I walked in and met a complete stranger, but left with a dear friend.
She was the first person to hear my baby's heartbeat.
And she was there the moment he took his first breath.
Having Danielle as a constant support throughout my pregnancy, and even now as I navigate motherhood, is priceless. She is a wealth of knowledge. She takes the time to listen. And she's not afraid to speak her mind, because she has your best interest at heart. Each appointment with her was a highlight in my week. She took the time to get to know me and invest in my life. Just like friends chatting about life over cups of coffee, she made me feel comfortable, welcome and loved.
When it came to my physical wellbeing, she was professional and respectful. I never once doubted the quality of care I was receiving. I was in the best of hands, and always knew I could reach out, even for the littlest thing. Having that peace of mind and relationship with Danielle made me feel empowered throughout my entire pregnancy.
And my favorite thing of all? The fact that my husband loved her as well.
- Cristina h.
Danielle is incredible!
I first met her when I was serving a family as their doula. As a midwife she showed compassion, skill, wisdom and the perfect balance of competent care provider and warm, nurturing, motherly presence.
Being a doula, I know many wonderful midwives; but after that experience I asked her to join my birth team for my next two births. Her presence was invaluable. She was able to get a posterior baby to turn, leading to an immediately improved labor. She helped contractions pick up in natural ways when needed and was overall calming and reassuring, contributing to joyful, safe and peaceful births that I remember with fondness. She was also very supportive after the birth and in my role as a mother, providing genuine, holistic and complete care for myself and my family.
I have great admiration for Danielle as a midwife and as a person and highly recommend her!!!
- KATIE B.
Danielle Hogan became far more than a midwife to our family. Her wealth of knowledge and ability to discern what is best is what makes her a good midwife. But it's her warmhearted nature, persistent encouragement, and steadfast faith in the Lord that makes her a phenomenal midwife... and now someone we consider to be family.
Our prenatal appointments felt more like having coffee with a friend rather than a medical appointment. It's one thing for a pregnant mama to connect with her midwife, but Danielle went out of her way to bond with my husband as well, so my appointments truly became OUR appointments to see our baby because he felt so included. She even sought my husband's advice for me at one point during my labor, which I appreciated because he knew my wishes, and I'm not sure I would have given a rational response at that point in labor.
Danielle prayed throughout our pregnancy with us, and praying fervently during my labor, which was incredibly touching and powerful. I truly believe her prayers were answered and helped my labor progression and safety. Her encouragement throughout my labor was so helpful and needed!
I was not extremely familiar with the midwifery model of care, so I expected once our daughter was born that we would not communicate much. With Danielle, that has not been the case. I feel comfortable contacting her with all my "First Mom Fears" and questions, and she has graciously answered each one of them with encouragement and sound advice. She continues to ask about our family and my husband's career plans as well, which is incredibly thoughtful. Right now we are soaking up our time with our daughter, but we have already agreed that we can't imagine having our next baby without Danielle!
- Reyna C.
Danielle helped me deliver both of my babies, 15 months apart in the comfort of my home. I loved how Danielle was only a text away at anytime during my pregnancies. My 1st labor was 34 hours long, her encouragement and patience truly helped me gather the strength to deliver my baby girl. After my second baby I experienced some PPD, Danielle checked on me regularly and gave me sound advice that helped me and my husband during this time. With Danielle I always felt how much she genuinely cared for me and my family. I will forever be grateful for Danielle, both of my birth experiences were what I was wanting out of the entire process. Danielle truly has a commitment to women during pregnancy and labor. I hope to see her again some day!
- Brenda b.
I have know Midwife Danielle Hogan a long time as we sought out birth options even before our first pregnancy! I can’t say enough about how pleased we are with her services. She is very personable, knowledgeable, attentive and only a text or phone call away. She helped with any concerns or questions that ever arose. I suffer with HG during my pregnancies and she has given me the strength and courage to make it through to the delivery! She gave me the confidence to believe in my body. I was blessed to be under her care to deliver our first and now with my second pregnancy.
Danielle gets it... Having a baby is about way more than just checking your blood pressure. To have a baby naturally requires all of your mind and heart - and Danielle cared about the whole picture. She was intentional, attentive and went well above what was required in care. I met her for the first time at my first prenatal appointment - and at the end of my birth story, I had a friend.
I would define the care I received as professional, understanding, detailed, proactive and prepared. When the birth of my little one wasn't what might be considered "typical", Danielle was prepared and navigated my circumstances with the utmost gentle professionalism... which gave me the confidence I needed. She does more than a job - she uses her gifts to serve mothers and fathers and their growing families.
- Erin h.
Having a home birth has always been the route we've chosen. Being pregnant with our third, our choice was no different. Going into the final countdown for our baby to arrive, we needed a backup midwife. That's when we met Danielle. Although Danielle was not our midwife from the beginning, we felt an immediate connection to her after a brief moment in the office and I knew, without a doubt, we'd be in wonderful hands.
When Danielle arrived, I was already in full on labor. Because there were two student midwives who had been with me throughout my pregnancy present as well, Danielle took on more of a teacher role and let the students work all while graciously taking pictures along the way.
Danielle is honest, genuine, kind, compassionate, loving and goes above and beyond her midwifery skill set to make sure that her clients are well cared for. She has a servant's heart and a true passion for what she does. Midwifery isn't an easy job, but Danielle takes it on with ease, confidence and strength.
- Brittany H.
I'm not sure where to begin talking about Danielle because she is just that amazing. She has such a calming presence about her that just makes you feel like you can tell her anything without judgement from her. She will become your best friend, and listen to any concern you have and answer with facts, and (if you want) her opinion as well. All throughout prenatals, labor/delivery and postpartum care, she was a lifesaver. Not once did I feel forced to make decisions that I felt uncomfortable with and in fact the decisions I did want to make happen were already what she did on a normal basis. I felt very much in control of my body and my babies in her care. After having my first baby the "normal" way with an OB (in Kansas) and having a terrible experience, I knew I had to find a midwife for any other children I might have. When I moved to Texas she was the first midwife I found and that was before I was even pregnant, but I knew when the time came, I would contact her. Danielle was with me for two of my three children. Those moments and memories are the best I have, all thanks to her. With Danielle you will be treated not like a patient, but as an actual human being and friend.
- Jamie C.
When I first learned that my wife wanted to have a home birth for our second child, I knew she had done her research, but I still had some concerns. During our first meeting with Danielle, she was able to help us fully understand what to expect, in terms of both a successful delivery and also if a situation arose, what plans were in place to keep mother and baby safe. At all of the check-up visits that I was able to attend with my wife, Danielle always made me feel welcome and answered any questions I had. She made it very clear to us that she was always open for communication, especially as the due date drew near.
Once the big day arrived, Danielle was in close communication with my wife and reminded us of things to monitor and prepare while she was en route. Upon arrival, she brought with her a calming presence that remained throughout labor and delivery. Not once did we feel uncomfortable. After the birth, Danielle stayed with us for a while to no only monitor mother and baby, but also made sure things were cleaned, put away, and that the overall home environment was stable so that we could rest.
I greatly appreciate the level of care Danielle has given me, my wife and our children.
- kyle C.
After enduring two miscarriages, birthing two children in the hospital with an OB, undergoing a tubal ligation and a tubal reversal and then becoming pregnant again, I knew that I didn't want to birth the way I had in the past. I wanted a natural birth, a deeper and more spiritual connection with the entire process, and for my husband to be as involved as possible.
We interviewed OBs and midwives, and knew immediately upon meeting Danielle that she would be the one to walk with us through that journey. There was just a peace about her that made me confident that I was created to carry and give life. She provided the most loving prenatal and postnatal care, taking care of us in every way.
She prayed with us, encouraged us, and made sure my husband was prepared and educated on everything happening with me, the baby and our upcoming birth. She guided us through the postpartum phase following that birth, and then another pregnancy and natural birth immediately following. She made herself available for every concern and question we had, and continues to care for our family through our postpartum journey. She has the ability to encourage, empower and educate mothers and fathers to choose the best birthing experience possible.
- Amanda A.
My wife and I loved our birthing experience with Danielle. She was very knowledgeable and was on the journey right along side us for two pregnancies, births and postpartum periods. She has a caring and nurturing spirit that we would not have experienced had we chosen another provider. Danielle prayed and walked through it all with us, and made sure we knew she was there for any and every concern that might arise. I would definitely recommend Danielle to anyone desiring to have a natural birth.
How can I start? Maybe by saying our experience with Danielle was AMAZING! I became a first time mom using her midwifery services at a birthing center and I could not have been more blessed with her care. Starting from the time my hubby and I met her to all the prenatal care, I always felt heard, understood and most of all loved; yes loved because that's just who she is. Taking the decision to have an out of hospital birth was a hard one (especially for my husband), given the fact that society somewhat tends to make birth seem scary. But I loved that I was always reassured, and my husband became confident in our decision, which in turn gave me confidence too. I wanted to see if I was capable of going out of hospital and unmedicated, and boy was I so impressed because I DID IT! And I have to say that a great part of that was because of Danielle. When the time came, Danielle was of course well prepared and very knowledgeable, but beyond that she always found the right encouragement I needed during labor.
Labor is hard, but without a doubt having her on our team made a HUGE difference.
The first time I met Danielle I immediately knew that she was passionate about helping women and families have natural births, while providing safe and ethical care. Danielle is kind and empowering; throughout my pregnancy and delivery, she was direct, respectful, honest and compassionate. Danielle is knowledgeable and helpful; her guidance extended beyond the delivery of our first baby. she has been a listening ear, a resource for all of my questions as I have navigated motherhood for the first time, and most importantly, a friend. Danielle empowered me to believe that my body could do what it was innately designed to do, and I couldn't have asked for a better midwife to help us welcome our precious baby girl into the world!
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