My family used Kelli Johnson as our midwife for our last pregnancy and home/waterbirth. My husband was originally a bit stand-offish on the idea of a homebirth until our initial consultation with Kelli. She was a paramedic for over 10 years and is still sometimes called in to help out when crisis situations arise and staff is short-handed. She has attended over 400 women during their birthing experience. 13 of these women I know personally, including myself and 2 of the births I have attended. I learned of her through a local mommy group where at least 12 women I know have delivered with her at home (some more than once).
We started seeing Kelli about 10 weeks into the pregnancy. She was very supportive, informative and genuine. I loved my prenatal visits and looked forward to each one of them! I never had to wait more than 5 minutes past my appointment time (which was really important to me because I have a toddler and a life outside of prenatal visits). At each visit my family was greeted with hugs and smiles. Kelli knew my husband’s name, my daughter’s name and was so personable. Each visit was scheduled for an hour (take it or leave it) and I never felt rushed in or out of there. Her office in her home is very comfortable and clean. All exams were done on an actual bed in a private area of her home designated specifically for her clients. Kelli was very professional and speaking with her was like talking to my best friend. We created quite a bond with each other and I will continue to see her outside of her practice as she is like a member of our family now. She was very empowering and supportive during my pregnancy and there were a few times I cried on her shoulder. There were many times we just sat and laughed and talked about all kind of things. I really enjoyed the way that she put things into perspective for me, guided me emotionally and helped to strengthen and educate me as a mother and woman.
Our homebirth experience was wonderful. Kelli came over as soon as she was called (at 4am) and she was wonderful as always. I really liked that she returned to my home after 3 days to follow up so that I didn’t have to rush out to the pediatrician’s office 24hours after having a baby. She also did the PKU in my bedroom that day.
Kelli is also a Master Herbalist and very much into homeopathy and natural remedies. She makes tinctures and sells any and everything one may need during and/or after pregnancy. She is like the doctor, the mother, and the pharmacy all in one. I highly recommend her to anyone interested in a non-medicated, natural homebirth.
You can contact Kelli Johnson @ 407-699-4207 or visit her website for more information.