"Giving birth should be your greatest achievement not your greatest fear."
On Saturday July 19 from 10-2 we will be having an individual from the Harrisonburg fire department checking & properly installing car seats here at Brookhaven Birth Center!  We will be making this a fun day for the kids with balloons, face painting, a lemonade stand, & hopefully a fire truck! Please call us at 540-437-9850 if you have any questions and check out the Facebook Event Page here!


We would like to give a big THANK YOU to everyone that joined us in the Valley Fourth Parade and everyone that came to show their support for Brookhaven. It was such a pleasure to see so much love, support, & adorable babies!

Welcome to our...

June Babies

Silas Michael 
June 1
7 lb 12 oz
to Megan & Jeremiah

Daniel William David
June 3
8 lb 2 oz
to Rachael & John

Baby Girl
June 10
7 lb 15 oz

Rosalie Renae
June 16
8 lb 3 oz
to Phyllis & Dwayne

Nash William
June 16
8 lb 3 oz
to Jordan & Jachin

Sawyer Wade
June 18
7 lbs 8 oz
to Jami & Nick

Yonah Shamayim
June 20
8 lb 2 oz
to Grace & Ben

Timothy Ryan
June 24
8 lb 6 oz
to Lorna & Milton

August Candor
June 24
7 lb 7 oz
to Katie & Matt

Brycen Cole
June  28
8 lb 6 oz
to Amber & Jason


Birth Circle
*every 2nd Monday*
from 7pm to 9 pm
upcoming dates:
July 14
August 11
September 8
October 13
November 10
December 8

The Bradley Method
12 week series begins:
September 3
Classes will be on Wednesdays at 7pm
For more information visit:

Bright Beginnings Workshops
with Elizabeth Schwartz, ICCE
Next 1 Day Labor Workshop is
Saturday July 12
Please call or email to register today!

Le Leche League Breastfeeding Cafe
First Monday Of The Month
6:30 pm- 7:30 pm
Upcoming Dates:
September 8 (6pm-7pm) Date changed due to conflicting events.
October 6
November 3
December 1

International Cesarean Awareness Network
3rd Monday of the month
Upcoming  Meetings:
July 21
August 18
September 15
October 20
November 17
December 15

Belly Dance
Wednesday Morning 11am-12:30pm
Call Zazi to reserve your spot and to find out more 304-249-5318


Mom Of The Month

Bethany Luerssen

Hi, my name is Bethany.  My husband, Seth and I have 3 beautiful children, Jack (4), Ella (2), and Lucas (5 months).  We tried for many years to start a family and even pursued international adoption.  Sadly, Vietnam closed their doors to international adoption while we were going through the process.  After meeting with a great doctor in Charlottesville, we had a successful IUI and I became pregnant with Jack!  I always wanted a natural birth but God had a different plan.  We discovered that Jack was breech and after many attempts at turning him...upside-down on stairs & ironing boards, frozen peas, music, chiropractic procedures, moxibustion, and external version, we finally consented to having a c-section.  I actually almost met with a local midwife who did home births and was willing to take moms with breech babies.  That was Misty (before Brookhaven) but I just didn't know it at the time!  When I found out I was pregnant with Ella we definitely knew we didn't want another hospital birth.  We instantly fell in love with Brookhaven and Misty!  She gave me the confidence I needed to believe that I could have a successful VBAC.  12 days past my due date and 15 hours of labor later, little (ahem...9.1 lbs!) Miss Ella was born and we were so happy she was finally here!  Apparently , we don't have fertility issues anymore because we became pregnant once again!  We were welcomed back at Brookhaven.  It was wonderful to feel relaxed this time around and know that I would be supported to birth the way I wanted.  I used Hypnobabies (again) and I highly recommend it.  I am not one to remember every detail of birth.  A blessing, maybe?  With the support of my husband, water, and relaxing techniques I just let my body do what it needed to do.  I actually slept a lot of the time!  Lucas came on his due date and the labor only took 7 hours this time! 

Thanks Misty, Heather, and all the wonderful midwives at Brookhaven for helping us make my pregnancies and births a natural experience where I felt supported 100% of the time.  We love you but I think our family is complete!


Brookhaven Women's Health and Natural Birth Center
1461 Brookhaven Dr.
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
 (540) 437-9850