I met Terina technically BEFORE we even arrived in Missouri. When I found out we were finally pregnant (in Hawaii) I quickly switched to Tricare Standard so I could deliver with Dr. Foley, a very well known and lovable OB in Hawaii. While he wasn't going to provide me with a homebirth, I had shot three births where he was the physician and had developed a working relationship with him. I knew he would gladly honor my crunchy requests while making sure we had a healthy, happy delivery and he would be the attending, not whoever was on rotation. With my first a doctor I had never met before delivered her, and while I enjoyed his kind demeanor later on, it was a surprise to be told Dr. Hannibal would be delivering your baby :P
Upon arriving at Fort Leonard Wood, I had reached out to Terina as my other option would be Army hospital, and I had heard amazing things about her and homebirth in the area. We instantly hit it off and I consider her a friend and family member as well as a FNP and CNM.
I'm so honored to have photographed her and her family, who has roots generations back in this area. Her children are amazing and two proudly serve in the US Navy and US Air Force. I can tell how proud she is of all four of them.