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Holiday Midwife

There are times when I feel like my clients know me way better than they have any need to simply because of this blog of mine. And there are other times when I am baffled and want to say, “Um, have you not READ my blog?” even though I know that they have. We are […]

MYTH-understandings

There are a lot of common myths that I hear regularly as a midwife – common enough I thought I’d toss a blog post out addressing them! Some are funny, some have a basis in truth…but some can be dangerous. 1. PREGNANT WOMEN ARE FRAGILE AND NEED TO RESTRICT ACTIVITIES: Don’t run, don’t jump, don’t […]

TRANSITION

If you are currently pregnant or have had a baby in the past….the word transition takes on a whole new meaning. For most women this is the ‘big scary’ – the part of the labor that so many women fear so deeply that they plan to offer up their veins and their spine to prevent […]

APPLES TO APPLES

I know…there are “lies, damned lies, and statistics” (according to Mark Twain) and I have previously written a blog post about what is considered “low risk” vs “high risk” and statistics related to that.. But this blog post I want to get people thinking about what they read in a different and more critical way. […]

CNM vs CPM

CNM vs CPM – is one better? I’ve been reading a lot of blog posts and Facebook messages and such lately being critical of non-nurse midwifery – and when I see the same topic over and over again it usually means I’m meant to write a blog post about it. First lets start with some […]

My Job?

Life and death. In good times my job is the most joyous…and in bad times it can truly suck. This morning I attended a beautiful birth in this family’s bedroom. Just 2 years prior I had attended the birth of their first baby, a daughter. With the rising of the sun, a baby (gender not […]

COMMUNITY AT NHBS

I have the coolest clients and community around me. That is a fact – don’t try and argue this point as I don’t care WHAT you say, I know it’s true – I have the most amazing clients and professionals around me! So there! WHY do I have the privilege of having the community around […]

Having an AWESOME hospital birth!

I worked as a doula doing mostly hospital births for many many years (around the range of 12 years). I saw many women go into the hospital wanting as natural of a birth as possible – and I saw some mothers come away triumphant and others come away defeated. While births are always unique and […]

WHAT I LEARNED FROM MY FIRST PREGNANCY

Our first pregnancy is so magical, draped in mystery and the unknown…and if we pay close attention it can teach us so much about ourselves and even about life. I was a childbirth educator and doula before I ever became pregnant for the first time and I was surprised at how much I learned with […]

Lazy Self-Centered Obstetrics

Lazy obstetrics. Self-centered obstetrics. Yes…lazy and self-centered. I believe that many care providers practice this way. I will explain what I mean, and if you recognize yourself in these descriptions and take offense I am sorry – sorry that you practice this way and are sensitive about it, not for my opinion on the matter. […]