Birthing a baby, wow...the most primal blessing and a rite of passage indeed! As far as who you want in your corner? There is no question Alycia Chambers is always my first choice! There are so many words that could offer a glimpse into her magic but it's something that one has to experience for one's self. Finding the right words to describe my experience of Alycia and her practice is purely simple. When I first met her and looked into her eyes I knew there was something unique, constant, sparkling, and grounded. When I heard her roaring laughter I knew right then and there she would be the one to dance with me through the threshold from Maiden to Mother as well as welcome my beautiful baby Earthside. That was the best decision I could have possibly made and I couldn't imagine the natural birth of Juniper Rose going as smoothly and safely as it did without Alycia's constant attention to the moment and her ever present grace. Her practical knowledge and deep wisdom carried me through the portal and gifted me the birthing experience I envisioned and hoped for. I knew with her by my side, cheering me on, everything was just perfect, baby and I were always held and always safe. I'm so honored to have shared the time we spent together, before, during, and after the birth of Juniper. My girlfriend and I have a little inside joke we share, bc she too had Alycia as a midwife for the birth of her son. We giggle and say that we want to be exactly like Alycia when we grow up. Even though we're all in our 30's! All I can say is if you are blessed the Stars will gift you with this incredibly powerful connected Priestess of a Midwife to guide you in your dance to Motherhood. Many Blessings and beautiful happiness to you and your growing family!
Chelsea- Crestone, CO
From my first consultation with Alycia to my final follow up visit the care she provided was thorough to ensure my physical and emotional well-being was healthy. The preventative care and recommendations she provided helped to ensure a smooth delivery. My husband and I were pleased to bring our baby into a peaceful room filled with love. But the story doesn’t end there. The post care for me and my little one went above and beyond any expectations I had. The teas, tinctures, and general help she provided during checkups allowed me to recover nicely as I cared for my infant and 2 preschoolers. I truly miss seeing Alycia regularly and she will always hold a special place in my heart.
- Alamosa, CO
Alycia was a very good labor assistant. She is very complete in her paperwork and educational aspects. She communicated very well regarding preparation for the birth, herbs to use, how to take care of myself and baby, and my nutrition. She provided us with many handouts and books concerning nutrition, birthing philosophies, medical information, including step-by-step of the pregnancy and birth process. Her pool of resources is very developed. Alycia also showed my husband and I different physical positions and massage techniques that we incorporated into our process. She also was available whenever we called on her for support. She also helped facilitate and coordinate meals and support for me after the birth. Very attentive woman. During the birth, we were well prepared with supplies that Alycia informed us on getting. She responded to our call immediately and was sensitive to our needs during the whole process. Her words of encouragement during the birth were perfect. She suggested birthing positions and was even available for some physically challenging ones! All in all she kept an even hand; even with a difficult situation with our cord wrapping and needing a clamp and cut as baby was emerging. She is a well rounded labor assistant and I give her effectiveness 5 stars! or 7 *******
- Crestone, CO
In addition to her caring and capable guidance during my youngest son's birth, Alycia attended to an incredible range of issues with me during my pre and postpartum months. She helped me work with grief around the recent loss of my mother. We reflected on the experience and needs of my older son. Alycia helped me develop my sense of ease with requesting personal space and expressing needs during the birthing process. She helped me to work skillfully with positive GBS testing late in pregnancy, and to attend responsibly to respiratory issues that arose for my newborn son. She guided our family gracefully through the entire birthing year, with its many challenges and joys. I often felt she went above and beyond what I expected my midwife to do...but there was never any question of her responding to the needs she saw. She has a tremendous gift to do birth work and is impeccable with the process. Thank you Alycia!
Alycia was the most amazing person to have on our birth team. I have known Alycia for many years now and when pregnant with my first child in 2013 I knew she had to be a part of this experience. I used a doctor as well as Alycia in my first birth, she acted as our Doula, coach and rock.
I had a induced and extremely hard long labor, I feel without the support from Alycia it would have ended in a Caesarean. After 32 hours my son was born. She was amazing on all levels, with the hospital staff, my doctor, my family and most importantly, me. She is endlessly professional and kind, and a stand for how you want your birth to be. When it got hard she was completely there to remind me of my personal birth goals and to stay strong. This year we had our second, a sweet baby girl who arrived at home in the most amazing natural birth we could have hoped for. My labor was less than a hour, and pain wasn't really present. The state of mind and body that I was able to be in was amazing. We used Alycia as our only care throughout this pregnancy. Her attention to detail during visits is amazing as well as her knowledge of health and personal wellness. I feel like I was stronger and healthier through this second pregnancy thanks to Alycia and her healthcare approach. I was made so much more aware of my eating habits and nutrition throughout my 40 weeks with her. It has carried over into daily life now as well, nursing and staying nourished was a challenge with my son. Needless to say, I can't speak highly enough of my satisfaction in care. Having a midwife like Alycia opens your heart to a whole other level of healthcare. She has the most personal touch and leaves you feeling like every question is important and that there is a answer for it. The library of books she provides as well as herbs, teas and homeopathic remedies is such a wonderful resource. I feel that her encouragement to read and learn on your own, about your body, birth and pregnancy leaves one well prepared for the experience of your choosing. This is by far one the most magical things a person can do in this lifetime, having someone on your side who knows just how special every birth is makes it even more incredible. My thanks is never ending to Alycia Chambers for the care she has provided my family.
-Danielle F. Andersen, Buena Vista, CO