From the first few minutes I spent with Michelle during our initial consultation, I had a gut feeling that she was the best person and midwife to guide and care for me through my first pregnancy and birth. What struck me the most upon meeting her was that her presence left me feeling like I had spent time with a dear friend. Aside from her depth of knowledge and sense of humor, the hug that Michelle gave my husband and me before we left her office sealed the deal that we would work with her. Every office visit after that first meeting confirmed that gut feeling I had. Michelle listened to me intently, answered my questions thoroughly (and even provided suggestions for further resources), and had an excitement about my baby that always made me feel special. Her enthusiastic phrase, "let's listen to a baby!", before every time she would use the doppler on my abdomen kept me smiling long after each visit. Then, my son's birthday arrived. Three and a half weeks early. Thankfully for my stress-level, Michelle had done a home visit the Friday before his birth. On Sunday morning, I made the "my water broke" call to Michelle. She assured me that she would call one of the Three Sisters who would come to our house and check on me. Long story short, things progressed very quickly and Michelle just missed my son's birth by about 10 minutes due to catching another baby a few hours prior. Naturally, Michelle was prepared for this contingency and Jennifer Fegan-Szalay, one of the incredible Three Sisters, was there just in time. Benjamin's birthday was naturally special, and Michelle made it even more so. She and Jennifer attended to the baby and me so tenderly and even brought my husband and I breakfast in our bed. She continued to be an unparalleled resource weeks and even months after the birth, and I cannot imagine what we would have done without her. I would love to have the privilege of working with her again.