Midwife Care ~ Water Birth ~ Home or Birth Center
Most Mothers who have experienced this type of birth will tell you that the water helped to soothe the “pains” of labor and that their babies seemed to “flow right out of them”. As a “Mermaid”, many mothers are choosing to birth while in the water. As an advocate for Mothers and a waterbirth myself, I support Underwater Birth as a safe and gentle way to birth.
Midwives are trained professionals with expertise and skills in supporting women to maintain healthy pregnancies and have optimal births and recoveries. Midwives provide women with individualized care uniquely suited to their physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and cultural needs. Midwifery is a woman-centered empowering model of maternity care.
There are so many benefits of water birth! Birthing in water facilitates mobility and enables the mother to assume comfortable positions for labor and birth. It speeds up labor, provides significant pain relief, promotes relaxation, it gives mother a private protected space, reduces perineal trauma and eliminates episiotomies, is a gentle way to welcome baby!
The place in which you choose to birth is so important. Being able to birth in the quiet familiar environment of your home or the beautiful, serene environment of the birth center is an experience that Mothers and families love!
Once a mother has had a waterbirth, she definitely wants to birth like that for ALL of her babies!
Meet The Team
Danielle Chancellor-Checketts is the owner and lead Midwife at Mermaid Birth along with her excellent staff team of Misty Williams as the Senior Student Midwife and Support Midwife Anastasia Haner.
Well trained in maternal and infant care, we all make sure you and your baby are well taken care of during your pregnancy, birth and postpartum period.
Our staff is trained in pregnancy, birth, postpartum and newborn care. Each staff member has different levels of skill to combine into a beautiful birth support “dance” for each client.
This is the place where magic happens! I had two incredible water births with Mermaid Birth! I chose Mermaid Birth because I wanted a natural birth and did not have health insurance. Their price point was very affordable and saved us a bundle compared to what my friends told me they paid for their hospital birth (some of them even with insurance.) The team was very professional and answered all of my questions every step of the way. They went above and beyond in supporting my birth plan. I felt empowered during my pregnancy, birth, and deliveries. I am so blessed that someone told me about Mermaid Birth as an option. This team was foundational to starting our family. I love that my children can say they were born underwater, in our hometown, with their daddy by my side, and a tribe of powerful women welcoming them to this world. This was the exact rite of passage we were hoping for and we got to experience it twice! - Kenzie
Mermaid Birth is amazing! We had our second baby here and the difference between her birth and my first baby’s birth are night and day, in the best way! Danielle and her team provide amazing care while also being sure to give real informed consent and trusting their clients intuition. I always felt empowered and cared for. During the birth they were always relaxed and encouraging. After the baby was born the care I received in my home was how all women should be treated after they give birth. I got hot stone massages and herbal sitz baths, they truly pampered me and made sure I was taken care of as well as my new baby. Danielle and her team were not just my birth team but also became my friends. I am so grateful I can look back on my pregnancy and birth and only feel empowerment and joy! If I could give them 500 stars I would! - Alyssa
Danielle and her team are one of a kind. They truly go above and beyond in their care for moms and babies with massages and extra love and support. I couldn't be happier with my decision to have a home birth with Mermaid Birth. Danielle is caring, loving, knowledgeable, and an amazing midwife! - Erica
We moved to Utah from out of state just weeks before I was about to deliver our ninth baby. We decided that we would like to deliver at home. Someone recommended Mermaid birth to me. I am so glad that I was able to deliver at home with them. Danielle and Anastasia were wonderful to work with. I felt very pampered with their care. And, even though this was my ninth baby, I felt more prepared for labor with their care than I had in the past. During the labor, they were supportive of our wishes and yet very knowledgeable and helpful in areas that we wanted suggestions. I would definitely use them again. - T. Scott
These ladies are so wonderful! I would highly recommend to anyone! We had a very long labor and birthing time and it could have been miserable but Danielle and her birth team (such amazing women) did everything they could to help us feel comfortable. They were very aware of my needs. This was my first baby and not only was she overdue (and nearly 9 lbs) but also in a tricky position. They worked tirelessly to assure a safe delivery! They had me and the baby's best interest at heart and they were so patient and loving with us. The birthing center was very well kept and peaceful. they took time to go over questions and concerns before the birth and have been very involved in checking in often (with extra pampering throughout:) for weeks after as well.
Had I chosen to go deliver in a hospital there is no question I would have had a c-section. Thanks to the patience and knowledge of my mermaid birth team I have a healthy and happy baby girl, a natural birth and my recovery has been a speedy one! I can't say enough good Here! I highly recommend to anyone, Thank you for all you did for us!!!!! - Danielle
The Mermaid Birth team is amazing! They did so much to ensure that I had a comfortable pregnancy and amazing labor/delivery. Going in for appointments, I was treated like a queen! The prenatal care is amazing, and the postpartum care is divine! I had some complications with my labor, and they worked tirelessly to make it more comfortable. Upon their suggestion, I transferred to a hospital (because safety is their number one priority). They came with me and stayed throughout the birthing experience and were willing to stay as long as I needed them. My baby had to go to the NICU on Ogden, and they even drove all the way there for emotional support. The care they provided was above and beyond. I highly recommend Mermaid Birth. - Victoria
We used Mermaid Birth for 2 of our children's births. The midwife team listened to what we wanted and let us have the perfect birth experience. We got to do a water birth at home both times.
With our last home birth their goal was to do baby's entire first check up in mommy's arms. He only left mommy's arms to be weighed. Measuring length and head circumference, foot prints, heart rate, etc. were all done in mommy's arms.
During labor, they had natural options for encouraging contractions, turning baby, and pain relief. We didn't want any medications if it wasn't absolutely necessary. And only for a tiny stitch was medication used.
We are very pleased with the service they provide, from prenatal all through post-natal, they have top quality services. - Patrick
The wonderful midwifes at mermaid birth gave me the birth that I wanted! They are educated and skilled and are so intuitive with the mothers, babies and families. They listen to your wishes and will give you the Cadillac experience from your first visit to your post birth care- it is so amazing! You really are taken care of! I would recommend them to anyone wanting a home or birth center birth! - Steph
MY experience with the mermaid birth team from the first day I walked into their doors to my last postpartum day visit was so incredible. Everyone is so knowledgeable, they are on call for every moment and you never have to doubt their experience. To top it all off 2 months later we just received our full reimbursement check!! These ladies make the decision to have another baby way too easy!! P.s the postpartum care is out of this world amazing! - Alex
Mermaid Birth Center
Welcome to our beautiful licensed Birth Center! We are so happy to offer these options for the families in our community.
We hope you enjoy this tour and that you come see it in person soon!
Birth is Beautiful
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