" If you are seeking a natural birth, guided by an incredibly knowledgeable individual with a heart of gold, state of the art equipment, decades of experience, and an unmatched level of compassion both desperately needed and rarely found within the entirety of the medical community, Jacob Mearse of Coastal Midwifery is the only name you need to consider. This was my fifth pregnancy, fourth live birth, and the care that I received from Jacob Mearse and Coastal Midwifery was absolutely superb. My only regret is that I cannot go back through my other pregnancies and experience them under his care. My previous ones were hospital births, and all traumatic in their own capacities. This pregnancy, I had three OBGYN groups who refused to listen to me, acknowledge my concerns, and provide proper care, and also miscalculated my due date and refused to change it. Because of that last fault, among the others, I was extremely sick, and went to 42+ weeks. If I had gone on any longer- such as the extra 3 weeks the other OBGYN offices wanted me to wait, my baby could have been stillborn. The care I received from Jacob Mearse quite literally saved the life of my baby and I. He answered all questions of my husband and myself, and even our other children, with care, compassion, and respect. He took our concerns and our care seriously, and was more than accommodating of our requests, however large or small. My 24 hour labor felt more like a slightly painful slumber party than the fear-filled, tense and frustrating experiences of my three previous births. Never had I imagined I would be blessed with the opportunity to experience bringing my baby into the world in such a calm, serene sense of peace, where in place of panic, I felt security. Instead of being filled with anxiety and questions, my husband and I were able to relax and trust in Jacob's care. In my most vulnerable, I was treated with the far beyond the absolute of dignity and respect that anyone could ever ask for, and every parent deserves. Before he departed, he made sure that our new little one was nice and settled, that I was on my way to resting, and that my husband was settled with our other children so that everyone was calm and happy. There are no words grand enough to encompass the gratitude we as a family hold for him and the extent he went to in his care for quite literally by the end, all of us. There are also no words for how highly we as a family recommend him for your consideration with regards to the future care for your own family. You are guaranteed to be given informed consent, educated guidance without any hint of condescending treatment, and care so rooted in a genuine regard for the human experience that is parenting/birth that you will not encounter elsewhere. Being under Jacob Mearse's care you too will start to realize the ineptitude within the birthing community that he so eloquently and professionally fills, and find a midwife who provides the comfort and guidance you deserve in your special birthing experience." - Nari M.
Best care I have ever received! Jacob is a provider who truly listens and cares. He respects your choices and always gives you the opportunity to voice concerns and questions. When my husband was gone due to work I had a difficult time being able to attend prenatal appointments with my daughter in tow. Having my appointments in home with Jacob was the perfect solution! I had also struggled to find a local provider that was supportive of my desire to have a natural, unmedicated birth. One that I could move freely, eat/drink when needed, not be monitored frequently, and have limited checks. With Jacob as my Midwife, I was able to have all that and more! I had TOTAL control over my labor and what was done to my baby. I had a home birth, and felt completely comfortable and safe doing so due to his experience, credentials, and the quality of care I had received prior to going into labor. I was able to move freely around my home, I had a say when I got checked to see how things progressed, and my husband even got to help catch our baby! I cannot recommend Jacob enough! He provided the best prenatal and postpartum care I have ever received. He truly cares about you as a whole person. He even offers women health services and behavioral health services (in person and virtually!) - Alisa P.