Category Archives: STEPH’S FAVORITE

WHY YOU SHOULD CHOOSE AN OB RATHER THAN A MIDWIFE

I love obstetricians. Sometimes I think midwives get a bad deal when it comes to our image. I won’t speak for all midwives with this post…but I will speak for myself. Let me make this clear – I am NOT anti-doctor, I am not anti-hospital, I am not anti-intervention. Please read that sentence again….thank you. […]

THE MONDAY MORNING CARE PROVIDER

Have you ever heard of a Monday morning quarterback? The definition, according to yourdictionary.com, is “a person who, after the event, offers advice or criticism concerning decisions made by others; one who second-guesses”. There’s another saying that goes hand-in-hand with it….”Hindsight is 20/20” Before I had children, I was the perfect parent! I truly was! […]

24 hours of Midwifery

In the future I know that I will share many stories of births…experiences that families have generously shared with me – I will be sharing them with you when I’ve received permission. Until then, I would like to tell you birth stories from the midwife’s point of view. No, I’m not going to talk about […]

VITA MUTARI

Beautiful words, aren’t they? I have always found Latin to be quite beautiful – but I’m going to officially adopt these words and pray that some day they become at LEAST as mainstream as the Greek term “Doula”. Language is so very powerful and it’s often taken for granted. George Orwell knew this to be […]