They are very friendly and made me feel comfortable at all my appointments and the birth. They are really knowledgeable and professional as well. They are quick to respond if you need to call or text them with questions. The prenatal appointments were usually an hour of chatting in what looked more like a living room than a doctor’s office. The visits had a very cozy feeling.
There was never even a wait to be seen, and everything is very child friendly if you are bringing older siblings along. They really included my older kids in the whole process, even letting my daughter hold the Doppler to hear the baby’s heartbeat. I ended up having a great home birth, although my labor was super short and fast. My 6 year old got to cut the umbilical cord. It was so special having my older kids in the house during the birth to be the first visitors with the new baby. They felt very important and were able to really bond with their baby brother. Tina and Kerry did a great job taking care of us after the birth and making sure we were all safe and healthy. They did a great job and I would highly recommend Stand and Deliver Midwifery.
Kerry and Tina were great
They take their time with every office visit and answer all the questions you have. During my labor and delivery they were there for me all night long and were very calm and encouraging. They never rushed me or made me feel fearful. I knew that I was in skilled experienced hands and they would do whatever was best for me and my child (even if that meant sending us to the hospital). After delivery they made sure baby and I were doing well, that we were nursing, and even washed and dried all of our laundry from the birth.
Postpartum we had two home visits to check on baby and momma and we have a six week appointment at the office. They are always a text or call away if you have any questions or issues which is a huge blessing. Overall great experience and would definitely recommend Kerry and Tina to anyone looking to have a home
These women are amazing. They empowered me when I needed it the most, and I
had an amazing birth experience that I will treasure always!
With the amazing care I recieved from the midwives at Stand and DeliverRead More >
Midwifery, I had the wonderful birth experience of a water birth I had always
hoped for and dreamed of!
Wonderful birth experience
We may have a 6th, just because I don’t want to say goodbye to them. ;)
At first, my husband was very hesitant about a home birth, so I set up aRead More >
consultation with Kerry & Tina and they change his entire out look on it.
They change his entire out look on it
They gave all the facts and comparisons needed to ease his mind about it. They were knowledgeable and professional, kind and understanding, loving and compassionate, they are just all around amazing. They immediately became family to us! What I loved most was how I was treated. I loved being able to contact them directly during the day or night and never once did I feel like I was being a pain or inconvenience to them. They always answered my anxious calls and texts with care and compassion. Every step of the way, they made me feel
empowered, like I could do anything! You can truly tell how much they love what they do. They worked so hard during my long birth. They pushed me to keep going and gave me the the encouragement I needed to stick it out. I highly recommend Stand & Deliver Midwifery, whether this is your 1st or 10th child! Tina & Kerry are my hero’s!
Let me start by saying hiring Stand & Deliver for my 2nd baby was a ‘no brainer’.Read More >
I first met Tina and Kerry when I was with my friend for her delivery at a local hospital. They were on shift and I got an inside peek at how well they took care of my friend and how great they work as a team. So when I got pregnant I KNEW I wanted them! Pensacola doesn’t have a whole lot of options for birthing mommas and Stand & Deliver fills a major need in our community which I couldn’t be more thankful for. From the moment I was in their care I felt nothing but undivided attention. I knew I was a priority. I knew that they would be there for me and my baby. They spent any time necessary at our appointments building a relationship with me. When my water broke, nothing went as we had planned. It’s funny in hindsight that I ever thought I was in charge. I had an idea of how my birth was going to be and I learned in a quick way that my little girl had plans of her own. Through it all I knew I was in professional and skilled hands. I KNEW and felt nothing but confidence, calm, and peace during labor. Birth isn’t something that can be controlled but instead it is something to be respected. They trusted the process, they trusted my body, and I trusted their skills. Kerry and Tina helped me deliver my baby girl in the comfort of my home, surrounded by candles and music and my family. There were a few moments when I was getting tired and instead of feeling pressured or made to feel nervous, they gave me words of encouragement. They backed away when they sensed I needed my husband. In fact, relying on my husband as my support was such an empowering moment for our marriage. We danced together while my body was working our baby down. I fell in love with him all over again that day! I don’t know that I would have had that experience if I had other care providers. Privacy and quiet were very important to me and I was given just that. There was no invasiveness, nobody in my face asking me to sign papers or asking me questions while I was in labor. No unnecessary cervical checks or continual monitoring. I never feared that their shift was going to be over and they would leave me to someone else. In fact, they were at my house from start to finish. They played with my son and my puppy when I was in between contractions, rubbed my back when I needed it, shared their own birth stories, made themselves cups of tea in my kitchen, celebrated with BIRTHday cake that they kindly brought for us (they knew it was a tradition and filled in for my long distance family), etc. I loved every minute of it. I feel like this is how it is supposed to be; peaceful, calm, serene, and homey. My little daughter was born into a space of love and tranquility, which wouldn’t have been an option without these 2 amazing midwives. If we have another baby I will hire Stand & Deliver again in a heartbeat and can’t recommend them enough!
These two women are extremely knowledgeable & experienced, caring & fun. I had a beautiful home birthing experience with them. I am in the health care field myself, and recently moved to the Pensacola area. I was looking for the right team to guide me through a happy, healthy, and safe home birth, and was lucky enough to get in touch with Kerry & Tina. Their approach to women’s health care is THE WAY to go! My past experiences with OB/GYN care were far from acceptable. I had unnecessary testing, hurried visits, multiple doctors and nurses, none of which knew me as more than a name on a chart, and I couldn’t wait to get out of the office. Stand and Deliver is the complete opposite! Kerry & Tina spend TIME with you, they get to know you and your family, they erase any fears associated with pregnancy & childbirth, andleave you feeling educated, empowered, and in control of your body and confident that you can have a safe and perfect birthing experience in your own home. I highly recommend these women and this practice. Thank you Kerry & Tina!
Comfort of my own home
I wanted complete autonomy on how I delivered without the pressure of unnecessary medical interventions if not needed. As an ICU Nurse myself I was impressed with Kerry and Tina’s NICU and Labor/Delivery experience. Kerry made me feel so safe with our decision to go with home birth. The best part of this practice is they know their limitations and will NOT put you or baby in an unsafe situation. Their adjuncts for resuscitation in case of an emergency were explained well and a thorough emergency plan was set in place during our home visit a month before baby’s due date. My husband was deployed at the time of my pregnancy. The plan was for him to get home before baby was due, but she had a mind of her own and came 3 weeks early, and both Kerry and Tina were there for me. Being able to FaceTime with my husband was important. In the hospital the policy is to not record/video the birth, so I wouldn’t have been able to share that moment if I wasn’t in the comfort of my home. Recovery was so much more relaxing at home. I live in Niceville and they came back to the house for our 24hr check up. I will say the drives from Niceville to Pensacola are pretty long but completely worth it. Kerry and Tina also worked with me and were able to schedule some of my imaging and baby hearing appointments out here in Niceville to make it easier.
I am so glad
I wish they had started earlier so I could’ve had my son with them. They were great every step of the way. Although I had my daughter very fast, they were quick to respond. The only mistake I did was not call them sooner to come to my house! I didn’t think my labor was going to be only 2 hours. They walked you through having your child every step of the way. They encourage you while giving birth. They allow you to have time for your baby and they don’t take your child away from you right away to weigh and wipe them and such. They allow you to do the birth on your own. I will not have it any other way! Having a home birth is the best thing to ever happen to my daughter. You weren’t forced into doing anything you don’t want to do. Both Tina and Kerry knew what they were doing and would not harm your baby in any way. The knew that if something was not right, they would take you to the hospital but in this case I was lucky enough to have my birth at home. So much more peaceful and relaxing. My labor was so easy, no joke, it hurt but it wasn’t painful! Being able to have a water birth in that hot water allowed me to relax and have the perfect birth. Tina helped my husband with putting hot towel on my low back which alleviated the pain so much. They were both hands on. I will definitely go to them every time I get pregnant! It is more affordable than a hospital.
They genuinely care not only for you but your family and take the time to get to know you and of course answer and questions and concerns you may have. My kiddos and I look forward to every appointment because its like visiting friends instead of a provider. I honestly cannot recommend them enough! I honestly cannot say enough good things about them. If I could give them 10 stars I would!