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At GraceFull, we're the opposite of forms and bureaucracy. We respect your vision for your birth from day one - so if you want to have a baby at home with just family in attendance or up on our birthing center's rooftop deck overlooking Boston, there are options that will make this happen!
One on one care from skilled and loving people!
Well we are for now enjoying our son, but when our time to have another baby comes will definitely reach out to Gracefull again. We
I had my daughter here and had a wonderful experience. The staff were great throughout my whole pregnancy. The midwives were amazing! Very professional and reassuring. They really listened to me and my birth plan. The insurance specialist helped get the birth center in network with my insurance which was awesome! If you
I delivered here in April there is such a vast difference from prenatal appointments at Gracefull and elsewhere. Jocelyn and Jennifer (the midwives) really take their time with you to make sure you're educated in the process of childbirth. At my previous doctor, I spent maybe 510 minutes with her before being rushed to schedule my next appointment. The birthing rooms are beautiful, peaceful and relaxing. My daughter's birth was perfect Jocelyn knew that I could do it, she was there for me and helped me through it. There is no where else I would have wanted to deliver my daughter and I will definitely be coming back to Gracefull in the future!
Do Not work with this birthing center... I have a friend that attempted to use these facilities. She was strung along for months about finding an Obgyn with her new insurance. The doctor they did suggest to her had never worked with GraceFull before. Once the lies started coming to light, they attempted to get my friend to pay them a large sum of money to continue her care there. She declined and asked to be moved. Then suddenly she has to pay a balance to get her last appointment or have her file transferred. Even now, GraceFull has been holding upstalling her transfer process! It is a pandemic and this center is praying on women that just want a safe place to give birth to their babies. They even deleted her review so no one would see how this center is taking advantage of people.
It's hard to put down in words how incredible our experience with Jocelyn and Gracefull was for our family. When we first reached out to the birthing center seeking care my husband and I were in Minneapolis, Mn. Our profession had us traveling full time. We set up to have a skype meeting with Jocelyn, and knew right away she was the midwife for us. We were overwhelmed by all the different prenatal tests and deadlines. We just knew that we wanted to have as noninvasive and natural of a pregnancy journey as possible. Jocelyn was able to break everything down for us and explain what's what. She had great suggestions, as well as resources for more information. She kept us informed and on track the entire way. GraceFull was also super accommodating (and helpful) as far as piecing together our medical information as we traveled around the Us. Once we were finally in Los Angeles we were able to meet in person and take advantage of the classes they offered. We Loved The Classes! We then realized what an invaluable resource GraceFull was. There is so much that we would be so clueless about had we gone through a traditional hospital route. It was also great to meet other likeminded families. We learned something new at every appointment. We were Never rushed, and were always invited to ask as many questions as we had (no matter how silly). Both Jocelyn and Elizabeth are each such a great wealth of knowledge! They're supportive, compassionate, and were clearly born to be doing exactly what it is they do! When it came time to birth we arrived at the birthing center and it was set up beautifully and so tranquil. Jocelyn and Johanna, her assisting midwife, were really great about being there when we needed them but also giving us space and privacy as we needed it. They checked on me and the baby as needed and gave suggestion to ease some of the contractions, but overall took my lead as to what I felt I needed at any given moment. I loved being in the tub for a while, then I just Had to get out! Lol! During the birth our little guy's shoulder got stuck. Jocelyn knew what to do and was able to maneuver him out safely. He also had a hard time clearing the fluid from his lungs to breathe for quite some time. Jocelyn responded so quickly and calmly that it took me a minute to realize that anything was amiss. She didn't panic, she just responded in the present moment to do what she needed to do to help our baby boy. She also kept him where we can see him the whole time and frequently put him back on my chest for skin to skin. Just like that our family of two became three! Elizabeth also stopped in to check on us, as she was teaching a class upstairs at the time. That was a comfort for us all! We enjoyed all of our postpartum care visits, they were as thorough and supportive as the prenatals. We loved being under the care of Jocelyn and the entire GraceFull team so much! We truly wish it didn't have to end. We are beyond grateful for these amazing people. We definitely plan and look forward to having our next baby with Jocelyn at GraceFull!
If you're looking to have an all natural birth this is the place to go. The ladies at Gracefull Birthing are angels, my midwife Jocelyn Brown was amazing from the moment I met her. During my interview with her I felt very comfortable with her assisting me with my out of hospital birth. She is genuinely down to earth, extremely knowledgeable and has a good sense of humor which was a plus for us :) I'm a first time mother so I didn't know what to expect in terms of labor and delivery but she made me feel comfortable every step of the way. I even attended a few of their classes which were awesome! I chose to have my baby at home although their center is very clean and comfortable. When I was in labor in the middle of the night (before she came to my house) she was accessible and alert which made my experience enjoyable. When I gave birth she gracefully performed my postnatal and newborn screening and all, I had no doubt of her skills to do so. Overall this was a great experience one I will always remember, I recommend Gracefull to all mothers looking for the all natural experience.
Their postpartum support has been the same. Jocelyn came to our house about a day and a half later to check on us, and monitored both of us at the one week followup as well. If you are considering a birthing center, or if you are even on the fence, you will not regret having your child at Gracefull or at home with one of the midwives. You will not be disappointed! The only regret I have is not having my son with Gracefull.