First, if you're reading this and considering working with Pam - do it! She is absolutely incredible to work with. I was about 30 weeks pregnant with my second child when Pam took me as a patient. We had just moved to DFW from Spain and wanted someone with experience. My husband was new to the home birth world but He was comfortable with the idea after meeting with Pam. My body loves contracting so I started contracting about 35ish weeks and Pam was amazing helping me find all sorts of ways to keep labor from progressing till we hit our 37 week mark. She helped me work on a diet that was good for the baby and I, taught us about kick counts, and was genuinely so supportive. She was there to answer any and all questions. When my contractions finally did start, I (thinking things were going fast like with my first labor) jumped in the water too soon, stalling my labor out. Pam was a hero, she stayed with me for right around 48 hrs (including over her birthday!). Helping try different positions and stretches, including one that actually got my child out of the pelvis so we could reposition and line ourselves up again. Baby boy did end up coming along, but it took some more encouragement along the way! All this being said, if your labor is quick and sweet Pam is so peaceful and calming she remains a solid rock in the background, but if things need more help she has so much knowledge and experience to offer. She kept my husband and I informed the entire way through and offered us options as we went. We both really are so thankful for her and are looking forward to working with her again in the future! Thank you again Pam so much for taking us on as patients. We really loved working with you and we are looking forward to working with you again. I am not pregnant yet, but you will know when I am!
I went into labor around midnight at 41 weeks + 4 days. My amazing midwife had to miss out on a night of sleep! Although the contractions did get crazy intense and painful, I DID still have energy! And I credit that to eating and drinking throughout labor! You can do these kinds of things when you stay home to have your baby! By about 5:30am, it was now intense. With my midwife and hubby applying counterpressure to my low back, I made it through. Two hours later, when I finally got to the very end, it was a few massive pushes to get baby out. It hurt worse than anything I've ever done! Instead of a slow crowning, it was BOOM. Finally, with the water bursting out/ breaking, the head was born while I was on hands and knees. After a minute or two, I had another contraction and needed to push. This pushed the rest of the baby out. 7:36am Thank God!!!! That pain was sooooo awful and I was soooo happy it was DONE!!! I scooped up baby and we looked to see the gender. I've researched the dangers of ultrasounds and decided against having any routine ones. Thankfully, I had a midwife who also knows the dangers of ultrasounds and doesn't force her clients to get them if they are not needed! Hubby saw that it was a girl!!! I first saw her head and said, "No wonder that hurt so bad!" She was my biggest baby yet, 8lbs, 9oz. We just can't get over how amazing and adorable and precious and sweet she is! The thing that I REALLY loved about this birth was that my midwife, Pam, honored my birth desires fully. I had told her I really don't want any interventions at all, unless absolutely necessary. She stayed quiet and let my body do its thing. She was there when I needed her and gave me space the rest of the time. It is really rare to find a provider that will just let a mother labor without doing vaginal checks, putting a doppler on her, etc. What a jewel Pam was! What an amazing birth experience for my family because of her willingness to cater to our desires!
We couldn’t have asked for a better home birth or midwifery experience. It was so much more than anything I could have imagined. This was our fourth child’s birth, so there were many aspects that we, as seasoned parents, expected and knew. What we didn’t know was how much more time, connection, education, and trust we’d have with a home birth. Midwives and OB/GYNs don’t belong in the same conversation because they have approaches that are completely different. It wasn’t about earning respect or “staying in my doctor’s good graces” or feeling intimated or less than or rushed. Instead, there was mutual respect, flexibility, feeling important and heard, and working together as a team. My husband and I have been raving about it and have told everyone that they should go with a midwife and see home birth as your first option.
Pamela has been excellent from the start. Our appointments were about learning from each other and how to have a healthy pregnancy. She laid out my options with full explanations and respected whatever decisions I decided without hesitation. I wasn’t waiting for hours in the lobby for only 15 minutes of her time either. When I found out my baby was breech, Pamela gave me tools and resources, not panic or doubt, to help my baby turn on their own. When we thought my amniotic fluid needed to be checked, she gave me tools and resources, not panic or doubt, to ensure it was okay. Our appointments flowed beautifully to when it came to our birth. Pamela’s birth preparation lists were thorough and well-thought out.
We communicated throughout the day about contractions and how I was feeling through them. When requested to come, Pamela was quickly on her way because I was her only patient that day. It wasn’t when she got a break or could get away from the office. She arrived shortly after our conversation and was able to set up without issue when my contractions were still manageable.
An hour or so later, I asked how I could help move labor along. Pamela suggested a walk outdoors and getting fresh air, to which my contractions intensified and got closer together almost instantly. We thankfully made it back inside, and my water broke. I was immediately able to do what I felt in the moment was right, which was get in the shower. With the warm water soothingly hitting my back, I got on all fours and stayed in that position for only 30 minutes before my son arrived. So out of 7-1/2 hours of labor, only 45 minutes were truly tough.
With my hospital births, I felt like I had to be coached when it got challenging. I felt squirmy and self-conscious and scared and crowded. With Pamela and her assistant, Amber (also excellent!), it wasn’t about their agenda or what was easier for them or checking dilation and effacement. It wasn’t about letting numbers and monitors distract me or adjusting to their pace or their need to interfere. They gave my baby and me the space and time to let labor unfold naturally.
Yes, it was challenging. Yes, it was painful. Yes, it was so vulnerable and intimate and exposing. But I’d never trusted my body more than in those moments when it was being tested the most. When given the space and time to “just be me,” my body knew what to do and how to respond. My husband said it was the most peaceful I’ve ever been during birth and delivery, especially pushing, which lasted only seven (!!) minutes. I’m so thankful for the trust I had in my birth team, for their trust in me, and for my trust in my body. It was life changing.
After our son was born, instead of leaving us, Pam selflessly got in the shower with me and let me lean back on her until I was ready to move to bed. Her and Amber graciously and quickly got things in order so that my husband, baby, and I could bond in bed. Pamela and Amber took their time, not in a rush, to answer more questions, tell us more about their perspective during the birth, and took vitals and measurements. When we felt we were good to go, they trusted us to care for our baby without constant monitoring, and her and Amber headed home. What’s more is both my baby and I will continue to see Pamela throughout the next six weeks, not after six weeks. The care extends beyond anything an OB/GYN will ever offer.
I’m sure I’m missing some things, but if you’ve ever had any hesitation about a home birth, please learn from me as someone who’s had both hospital and home births, the latter being far superior to the former. Give yourself the chance to experience the beauty of birth the way it should be…beginning at home.
2015, I gave birth to my beautiful daughter. However the birth was not how I
imagined it to be. I was cold, nervous, and stressed. I didn't feel comfortable
I wanted to leave, but how can you give birth without a doctor who knows
everything (insert sarcasm). My daughter was delivered via cesarean and then
whisked away with daddy until I was stitched and cleaned up. It was over an
hour later before I even got to hold her!
Fast forward to 2017. I knew going back to that hospital was not an option. Thankfully we live in a RV and travel for work so I had so many options. Pam was recommended to me by a dear friend and I am so thankful! I had a successful VBAC and I owe much of it to the help and confidence of my husband and Pam. My husband is very on board with birth and wanted to be involved as much as possible. He even asked to deliver our first born in the operating room. He was able to be a huge part of the birth of our son. Pam believes strongly in allowing the mother (and father) to make their own, well informed, decisions about what's best for their family. She has confidence in my ability to birth my baby. We chose to give birth at her birthing center which felt much like being at home.
Birth is such a beautiful and personal experience, one that I only wanted to share with my husband and children. When you are in a situation as vulnerable as labor, having a plan and experience you will treasure and not look back on with sadness or pain was so important to me. This was my 5th child and my 3rd homebirth. Pam provided me with the absolute best care. She has experience and wisdom that surpasses every doctor and midwife that I have had previously. She insisted on asking me what I wanted and expected with both my prenatal care and birthing process. She listened to every question, concern, and past pain that I experienced and absolutely exceeded every expectation I had. She went above and beyond to provide the absolute best care and gave me the exact birth that I wanted. Pam encourages you to take control of your own health and pregnancy so that obtaining a natural birth is possible. She educates you so that when you are making decisions you feel strong, powerful and confident. Pam is the type of person that walks into the room and completely changes the atmosphere. She has such a presence about her. You immediately feel at ease and not only does she know what she is talking about, but her love and compassion for midwifery is deeply felt. I came to Pam broken from my last birth and cried when asked about how our 4th child was brought into this world. I was scared about having that same experience. After my first visit I knew this was going to be a wonderful and healing experience. I also knew that the Lord led us directly to Pam and I am forever blessed to have met one of the most amazing people that has ever crossed my path. I couldn’t recommend her enough! Thank you Pam!
Pam is a wonderful hands-off midwife yet stepped in with permission when necessary. She understands and respects the need and benefit for a laboring mother to go through the birth process within her own body. Pam was a wonderful benefit to have at the birth of two of my babies now.
My birth experience with Pamela as my midwife was amazing. She was so good at taking time to answer any questions we may have had. We never felt rushed during any of our visits with her. During our labor at the birth center she was calm and let us do our thing. I really appreciated that. Pamela was also really great at having me try different labor positions when one wasn’t working. I highly recommend her!
I met Pam the day before I went into labor. That afternoon she answered all my questions, and her answers assured me that she had the knowledge and experience to handle all types of deliveries. The next morning I went into labor. I called Pam and she made it to my rural home quickly, and came prepared with all kinds of blankets and medical supplies. She was very attentive, and made all my family and friends feel comfortable. We had a good laugh when she said I could fall asleep on the toilet if I wanted to. She was knowledgeable about natural birth techniques, newborn care, and breastfeeding. Pam is a professional, smart, friendly, and a strong lady and I recommend her to anyone wanting a natural birth.
I am so happy with my experience with Pamela Brott! My needs were always met and I felt very well taken care of. During birth and right after I was at complete ease knowing everything was being taken care of and I was in a safe environment to labor and then rest. I never felt rushed in any way and greatly appreciated Pamela staying for a few hours after the birth to make sure everything was cleaned up and I was ready to be left with my new baby. If I ever get pregnant again she will be my first choice of midwife to support me through it.
In December of 2018 I went into preterm labor at 22 weeks. This ended in a c-section and the loss of my first baby. I was told I could never give birth vaginally due to the c-section I had. I believed the doctors when they said that. Then I did my own research which led me to the understanding that the chances of having a safe VBAC were actually very high. I interviewed OBs and midwives in my quest for a VBAC. I was told over and over that it was far too dangerous for me and my baby. Then I met Pam. She was willing to give me a chance! I became pregnant again in April 2020. Pam became my primary midwife. Due to my history with preterm labor, I had to find a way to keep this baby. I met with a team of doctors at OU Children’s that were willing to consider me as a VBAC patient, as well as help me carry to term. They prescribed me weekly progesterone injections that did end up carrying me to term! But they decided not to take me on as a VBAC patient. Pam was giving me co-care and counsel the entire time, and became my sole provider after OU decided not to treat me. Pam is a wonderful birth educator. I had a successful VBAC at home attended by Pam. I suffered a 3rd degree tear, which she was able to suture. I don’t know what kind of physical and mental state I’d be in if Pam hadn’t given me a chance. I would use her again in a heartbeat. She practices faith-based and evidence-based care, which are invaluable attributes.
I’d been scouting for a birth center for a few days before I
came across Pamela. My brother sent her
a message on Facebook and she replied- Wow!
We later exchanged text messages and agreed to an initial consultation. She was the third midwife I met since I
arrived in the USA and I was hooked instantly!
She put me totally at ease and I immediately committed to having my baby
with her. I had about five prenatal
visits with her and each time I came away feeling calmer.
When I went into labor, she had me come in even though I was in early phase, and the support from her, Ashley and Samantha was awesome. My labor progressed slowly but I felt lucky to have had such a tremendous midwife as Pamela who encouraged me to listen to my body and encouraged me, telling me I could do it even though I was getting tired at the end.
She also provided excellent postpartum care and great breastfeeding support to me, especially when I developed mastitis within my first week. Her quiet encouragement and hands-on technique helped tremendously. I would recommend Pamela and the Texoma Birth Center to any expecting mom.
I met Pam through a friend. We set up a date to meet up and talk. My husband was a "no go" for the homebirth idea at the time but he agreed to meet with Pam. Pam started and ended our meeting with prayer. I felt that all the convictions I had and the prayers I had been praying were answered through Pam. After having 3 hospital births, our immediate family was a little unsettled with our decision to have a homebirth with baby #4. Honestly, for a while Pam was our only support. She always spoke the truth and pointed us to Jesus. She shared some of her own experiences and guided me to work through any fears. She assured me that my body was designed for this. My previous doctors, too, had spoken a lot of fear into me, but Pam took her time and spoke the truth about birth. She was extremely informative and personal and was never in a hurry. Every topic from diet to vaccines, from preparing for labor to what certain tests and labs were, were all discussed thoroughly. She provided a very relaxed and comfortable environment yet carried herself with confidence. She was patient, never in a hurry and could easily suggest recommendations or answer our questions and concerns. She went the extra mile to meet our family's needs and was always just as excited about our new baby as we were. Our appointments became more relational and not just a prenatal appointment. Pam has become a close personal friend of our family. When the time of the birth rolled around she aided my husband (over the phone) with the delivery of our 9 pound baby boy. After that homebirth experience I seriously felt I could conquer the world! It felt amazing!
My husband too gained confidence and pride, not only in his abilities as a father, but in the whole experience of homebirth. We are true believers in the whole natural approach to birth. God did an amazing work in our lives and we have been able to share that experience with those around us. I will always remember the day Pam won my husband over. We were more than blessed to be able to work with Pam again 2 years later with the birth of our 5th child. Wasting no time getting to our house Pam arrived and rested in the other room while I was in early labor. We were glad she was there for us once again. And we enjoyed another happy and healthy homebirth delivery. We have continued to use her with our homebirths and to date she has been our midwife for 4 homebirths.
Pam, Thank you for being an answer to prayer. From the first time I interviewed you, you made a positive impression on me. I saw a strength, confidence, and a desire to facilitate birth in the most beautiful and rewarding way. You’ve been upfront yet flexible with me in my less than ideal situation, and for that I’m so grateful. I’ve been impressed throughout my care with you and your attention to detail, organization and the way you so thoroughly address my questions and concerns. I feel like you went above and beyond to help make my wishes a priority.
I wish I had found someone like Pam from my first but sadly I did not until my 4th pregnancy. All the information she provides you with from the very start is so helpful and thorough! My first, I had no idea how much I didn’t know until I had gone through the whole process! We were very impressed from the first visit with Pam, and at the care throughout pregnancy, labor and postpartum. Prenatal care was unobtrusive, caring and friendly. You will not dread going to your appointments!
After finding out I was pregnant with baby number three, I
knew I wanted to give birth the most organic way possible. I did what most people around this area do
and I called and scheduled an appointment with a doctor. After only my second visit and talking with
my doctor about my birthing plan, he let me know that he wouldn't be able to do
everything I requested. This was
unacceptable to me, so that same day I called Pam and set up my first
appointment with her.
After meeting with Pam I knew she was the midwife for
me. We both shared the same values
regarding birth. She was attentive and
very easy to talk with. I felt very
comfortable around her and couldn't wait to share this experience with
her. Knowing that I would be working
with a midwife and that she would let me do things the way I wanted, I
immediately felt like a huge weight had been lifted off my chest.
Our society is constantly focusing on horror type birth
stories, but Pam always reassured me that birth is a natural thing and not an
illness. She gave me the confidence and
courage that I needed to prepare for my birth.
Throughout my pregnancy Pam encouraged me to grow a healthy baby through
good nutrition and helpful supplements.
She always took the time to answer my questions and addressed any
concerns I had. At each visit she would
share with me something remarkable about my baby and the mother/baby
connection. It was fascinating.
My beautiful daughter made her debut at 6am on December 23rd, just in time for the holidays. Her arrival was pretty quick as I labored for only four hours. During my labor I was well supported and could feel the love in the room. I was able to give into my contractions and let my body do what it was designed to do. My baby was born in the water and directly into my arms. There were no hassles, no interventions, no poking and prodding. It was just me and my baby and my closest friends and family looking on in awe. It was the most beautiful thing I have ever been a part of and the most amazing thing I've done in my life. It was exactly the euphoric feeling I wanted to have with my birth. If you are looking to have your birth your way...the birth you deserve...give Pam a call. She is nothing short of amazing and I will always have a special place in my heart for her.
They say every child is a different experience and that couldn't have been more true for us. My first child was born via emergency c-section due to her being breech and the doctor not willing to deliver vaginally. I spent hours trying to get her to turn. It was very stressful, which is possibly why she came 3 weeks early. When she was born, they didn't even let me hold her and the drugs made me black out until hours later. I don't even remember the first time I got to nurse or hold our daughter.
My next child I wanted to have at home and use a midwife. After the first experience, I wanted things to go completely different. However, I went into labor 5 weeks early and we ended up going to the hospital to try and stop the contractions. After doing an ultrasound, they said he looked healthy and was going to come anyway so they got me checked in and I ended up giving birth that evening. Although the experience was at a different hospital, they let me walk around and experience labor without drugs, and they let me have a VBAC, I still wished it had been at home.
Fast forward 3 years later and we were about to have our third. My husband had just accepted a new job in a city 6 hours away when I found out I was pregnant. We were moving to a new area with so many more birthing options it was overwhelming. Luckily I had had two different people refer Pam to me from my previous city. She met with me and accepted me in my second trimester. I was at a loss to my exact LMP as that was when we were selling our house and moving. Pam worked with me to make sure my baby stayed in as long as possible. We figured out the best nutrition plan for me to help my baby gain weight and stay put until full term. I honestly believe it's due to her care and expertise that our baby came 2 days before his due date instead of coming so early like the other two had!
My favorite part was after I had our baby, and Pam made sure baby and I were okay (never taking him away from me by the way). She left me alone with him to bond and heal, nurse and rest, while she cleaned and waited for us to have that precious time together. That was so unlike anything I experienced at the hospital where they just whisked the baby away. I was so shocked and I was so blessed by that time. I would recommend Pam to anyone. She has a great amount of knowledge and was super helpful and supportive during my entire pregnancy, labor, and postpartum process. She was super patient and available to answer any questions or concerns I had. I'm extremely pleased with our experience. She is a wonderful person and it was a wonderful experience. I'm thankful for the opportunity.
Pamela was my first midwife. She’s very educational. Knows and can help you with whatever questions you may have. I was six months along when I found her and chose her over an obgyn. She delivered my second child on December 4th. Having Pamela there for my birth was the ultimate experience. She’s a great birthing coach and helps you and makes sure your baby and you are progressing well together. She’s there with you the whole time you’re in labor and that’s definitely something you don’t get with an obgyn. It’s hard work to do without an epidural, but as long as you have the right support team there with you it makes it better. I personally love all the traditional things she can and still does. I can 100% say I’m satisfied that I found Pamela to be there for my birthing experience.
After utilizing a hospital for the prenatal care and birth of our first child and early miscarriage of our second, we decided we wanted something different. In my prenatal care through the hospital I felt rushed and neglected, treated by a rotation of providers in 15 minute long appointments. I was offered limited information on pregnancy, breastfeeding, labor, delivery and my choices. During my miscarriage I was almost denied care due to not having a proof of pregnancy letter. From our first meeting with Pam, care was completely different. My husband and I were both encouraged to share our wants and our fears. We were given the time we needed at each appointment. We were encouraged to educate ourselves on the whole process and given great materials. Pam has made us feel safe, welcome, and cared for. We are forever grateful for the care she has given our family and look forward to working with here again when the time comes for us to grow once more.
Having delivered six babies in hospital- modern ways, my knowledge was fairly adequate- or so I thought. After our first appointment with Pam my husband said, “Wow! She explained and went into detail at a level we never had. I’m so glad she’s our midwife.” Pam spent all the time needed asking questions and answering ours. We felt valued and heard. A level of care we had never experienced while in hospital or OB care. We will never go back or recommend any other care aside from midwifery care.