Daniel Paul, son of Jonathan and Jolyn Ruissen of rural Inwood, IA, was born Friday, March 4, in his home, weighing 7 pounds, 10 ounces, and measuring 22 inches. He has seven siblings, Mitchell, Jacob, Kimberly, Levi, Dillon, Malia and Kyle.
The family received prenatal care from Promise Community Health Center in Sioux Center.
Certified nurse midwife Belinda Lassen has assisted with all of Jolyn’s births except for one. Her last two births have been at home.
“I like to be in private and left alone more,” Jolyn said. “It’s just my husband there. It’s so much more relaxing being in your own bed and at home.”
|Jolyn Ruissen holds her baby boy, Daniel,|
during an appointment at Promise Community
Health Center in Sioux Center. He was born
in his rural Inwood home on March 4.