Welcome To Great Expectations!

Hi, I’m Rebecca Williams, a certified nurse-midwife practicing in the Salt Lake area since 2004. I attend out-of-hospital births in both the home and birth suite setting because I believe women should have safe, wonderful choices regarding their birth experience.
The births I’ve shared with my families in Utah continue to amaze and humble me. Thank you to all the families who have trusted me with their births. I’m honored to be a part of such a fabulous milestone in your lives.
Women choose an out-of-hospital birth with a certified nurse-midwife because:
  • They know they’ll be supported in having the birth experience they desire.
  • They want to know and be comfortable with their birth attendant.
  • They want to choose their labor and birth positions, including whether they will have a water birth.
  • They don’t want harnessed to monitors and IV’s.
  • They want a safe birth, without unnecessary interventions.
  • They want a C-section rate below 3%, instead of the 30% rate common in many hospitals.
  • They want to be in control of what they wear, what they eat, and whom they invite to their birth.
  • They want their partners involved.
  • They want to birth in an environment that believes birth is a normal, natural process that women have successfully done for countless years, instead of a medical procedure.
  • They want to keep their babies near them and breastfeed immediately after birth.
  • They want the option of prescription medicines if needed for mastitis, urinary tract infections, thyroid problems, yeast, etc

Birth Spot Availability

For those planning ahead: I will be on birth vacation mid October 2014 to mid November 2014 so I can attend my first birthday party with my 6 year old granddaughter.

In 2015 I will be taking a birth vacation in August so my husband and I can celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary.

I am booked from now through  mid December 2014. Those with a due date later in 2014 (or who tend to birth late) please let me know so we can plan those birthday parties.

If you would like to be placed on a wait list in case a space frees up for 2014, please e-mail me [Email address: rebecca #AT# greatexpectationsbc.com - replace #AT# with @ ] with your contact information and due date, and I will let you know if a birth spot becomes available. If you are already one of my clients or we have a prior connection, please give me a call and we will make special arrangements if possible.

Safety Record

Of the more than 625 labors I’ve managed in Utah, I’ve only had to transfer nineteen women during labor (none emergently) and five moms after the birth.

After 9 1/2 years in Utah I transferred my first baby to the hospital for a non-birth related reason after a lovely birth.  I hope at least another 9 1/2 years go by before another little one needs transfered.

My maternal and fetal mortality rate is zero.

The national transfer rate for out-of-hospital births is around 10% for moms and 3% for babies so I’ve been very fortunate.