The wish my heart made was to bring my baby boy into this world in the comfort of my home with those that I love around me. This dream came true with the incredible ladies of Nevada County Home Birth. Alison and Ariana help facilitate home birth dreams and wishes made by many families in and around Nevada County. I cannot begin to express my gratitude for these ladies' unwavering and truly devoted love for their profession. From prenatal checkups, to the birth and beyond these ladies are not only professional, highly educated and nurturing; they go above and beyond the call of duty and become not just your midwives but your friends and part of your family. When thinking about my recent home birth and the possibility of future births there is no other option for me then to have these amazing women by my side. Thank you for your love, your confidence in me and my baby, and your continuous support. We love you!
Alison and Ariana were an amazing team to work with! They share decades of experience and were a great balance together to give both my partner and I exactly what we needed before, during and after the birth of our little angel. Delivering our baby at home was so incredible. We got to move around as we pleased, which gave us privacy with just the two of us sharing moments that we will always remember. We had the support of both midwives and were able to successfully birth at home even in moments when other doctors may have forced other methods. They were patient yet also ready to make any necessary decisions to keep us safe as our baby made his way into the world. We would highly recommend anyone looking for a home birth experience to consider Alison and Ariana.
Alison Osborn helped my husband and I through two safe and beautiful home births - our son Jake (now 13 years old) and daughter Yara (now 8 years old). Alison was recommended to me by a registered nurse with the OB/GYN practice that I had been using, and my doctor was supportive of my choice to give birth at home, with Alison in attendance. Alison's years of experience shone through as strength, patience, humor, and especially skill, during both labors. She created a safe and warm birth room, and at the end of the day left our new family happily nursing in a clean bed at our own home. She came to our house the next day, and again before the end of the week, to check on our progress and to answer our new parents' questions. I have since recommended Alison Osborn as a home birth midwife to my friends, and many of them have used her wonderful services with great success.
-Elizabeth "Izzy" Martin (former Nevada County Supervisor)
I have known Ariana since she began her midwifery education and I was proud when she partnered with Alison who has been serving our community for so many years. I knew they would be my midwives but I didn’t know just how good the experience would be.
They made any diagnostic test feel comfortable, not scary or painful. They’re warm, kind and grounded. They took my concerns seriously and were responsive in alleviating them. The atmosphere in our appointments was very open, honest and relaxed.
During the birth they were the perfect balance between involved and hands-off, which was very empowering. They trusted my ability to go through the birth, while being with me as a steady presence every step of the way.
After the birth they were fully available for any questions or concerns I had, and were very accommodating. They know how to put a new mom at ease and inspire self-confidence.
Alison has taught me midwifery and the profession of midwifery, how to set up a practice and also so much about parenting, relationships and how to be on the planet. I truly appreciate the advice, time and love she has given to me, the guidance and support, mentoring, mother, and sistering. She's a truly wise woman.
-Cindy Foxfoot, Licensed Midwife
Alison is someone I can count on for love, support, guidance, and general advice. I feel so good each day partly because of the foundation she has laid deep down inside of me. She is my inspiration and guide.
-Susanne Rosenfeld, Licensed Midwife
As a practicing licensed midwife, I look back on my training and learning and what stands out most is my apprenticeship with Alison Osborn. A knowledgeable, committed, and dynamic midwife, she taught me more about midwifery than any academic curriculum or clinical training program could have. I am proud to have trained with one of the founding midwife mothers in California, and continue to benefit from her generous guidance and wisdom.
-Lara K. Sodergren, Licensed Midwife