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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. […]

Labor at home as long as possible??

I’m in a rather spunky mood today, ready to ask some challenging questions for my fellow obstetrical care providers (as well as hopefully getting a couple of wheels spinning in the minds of expectant parents contemplating birth in the near future).  This post isn’t going to entertain you with beautiful pictures, or clever images to […]

Community

Today I attended the Az Birth Network’s conference – and had a great time! Just the day before yesterday I attended the annual midwifery conference that Sue DiSilvestro puts on every year…and it, too, was amazing. What was so incredible to me wasn’t what was taught – I can read so if there’s something I […]

Transparency in Care

You have probably read several times where I have said that this blog is me – uncensored, unedited, transparent. I have been a part of an ongoing prospective study being conducted by MANA (Midwives Alliance of North America) looking at the outcomes of homebirths. Here is how this study works: 1. one of my clients […]

Working together for families? WHY NOT?

I have a lot of respect for physicians – all physicians. Why is that respect not returned, I wonder? My clients have had a few experiences recently that really leave me thumping my head against the wall in frustration – and yeah, I’ll admit it, a little anger. The level of disrespect that is shown […]

A Broken Record (scratched CD?)

After all of these years of helping families birth their precious babies….I have found that there are times that I feel like a broken record. (for those of you reading this who are too young, let me update that saying – I feel like a scratched CD). There are certain things that I have found […]

The MIRACLE

Have you ever read an amazing story, true or fictional, and been enthralled and thought, “How COOL would that be if that happened to me”? Read biblical stories about the miracles of Jesus and felt a tug at your heart, wondering how it would feel to meet Jesus or to witness these miracles unfolding? (every […]

Thank You Card

I just got the BEST card in the mail – brought tears to my eyes!! It was from a previous client of mine who birthed her baby November 30th, 2009 – and it touched my heart so deeply that I’d love to share it… Kami was pregnant with her 5th baby when she chose us […]

A BLESSING WAY FOR FRIENDS

Two of my good friends are currently pregnant and due at the middle/end of this month!! Noelia Waldo (former midwifery student of mine at NHBS) and Rose Day (teaches the childbirth classes at NHBS, trains doulas/childbirth educators, as well as does belly casts). I have known these women for years – so it was my […]

Remembering Blessings – Tammy Mundell

WARNING This post may be too much for some of my pregnant readers who are only wanting positive and uplifting thoughts.  This post discusses loss and may be difficult for some to read. The circle of life…we are all a part of it whether we want to be or not.  Babies are born – and […]