Isaac Michael, son of Mike and Amanda De Koster of Orange City, IA, was born 3:18 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 27, in his home, weighing 7 pounds, 10 ounces, and measuring 21 inches. He has four brothers, Malachi, 8; Titus, 7; Josiah, 4; and Jordan, 2.
Certified nurse midwife Belinda Lassen of Promise Community Health Center in Sioux Center provided the prenatal care for the family, as she has in the past, and attended the home birth. Nurse Kari Ney also assisted.
This was the family’s second home birth.
“From our experience, both home birth experiences were as relaxing as they can be,” Amanda said. “It’s just overall a good experience with Belinda and Kari.”
Promise Community Health Center of Sioux Center is the only Federally Qualified Health Center serving the far northwest corner of Iowa — and beyond. To learn more about Promise’s midwifery team and prenatal services, visit www.promisechc.org/services/prenatal.aspx. For more tips and advice on various topics from Promise’s midwifery team and baby announcements, visit promisechcmidwives.blogspot.com.