Category Archives: NEW MOM BOOK

I don’t empower my clients!

I just had a lovely 6-week postpartum visit (the final for this pregnancy) with a fantastic family whose first baby was born in a hospital – while this current little sweetheart she was nursing was born into a birthing pool in her bedroom. As we neared the end of the visit, we asked the question […]

Magic Umbilical Cords

I am amazed by just about everything having to do with birth….mothers, the creation of babies from a sperm and egg, the childbirth process, the placenta, the umbilical cord… Aaahhhh….that umbilical cord. That magical connection that grows life. It filters, it provides, it knows when to start and it knows when baby no longer needs […]

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 […]

IMAGE ISN’T EVERYTHING

Image may not be everything….but it’s a lot. What is image but perception and impression of an individual or group without personal intimate knowledge of them? There is, in my opinion, a very definite misperception and misimpression of midwifery as a profession, and I think that is one of the key points at the heart […]

“What if something goes wrong?”

“What if something goes wrong?” That has got to be the most common question I get asked. The rest of my interviews with potential clients are often sprinkled with questions like, “How much does it cost?” “How long have you been doing this?” “Do you do episiotomies?” But by far the most common question I […]

A Father’s Journey

I think that fathers are given a raw deal today when it comes to the birth of their babies. Don’t get me wrong, I think that we are WORLDS ahead of the times when fathers were shuffled into the waiting room to pace and await word that their wife had birthed their baby and that […]

When to Push??

“How will I know when to push?” Okay, so I know that many of my clients read this blog – heck, some of you chose to hire me BECAUSE of this blog! And I am sorry, but many of you will recognize yourself in this particular blog post and think I’m speaking directly and specifically […]

~ R E S P E C T ~

Why do we let someone continue to treat us poorly – or, at the very least, not treat us as good as we deserve? We put up with a lot of crap in life and I truly do wonder why that is. Is it because of our own low self-worth? It is some overblown sense […]

BIRTH PLANS

As I read articles such as “Who controls childbirth — expectant moms or doctors?”  and blogs and articles of how to write a birth plan, the benefits of a birth plan, the downside to writing a birth plan – I began to wonder if my definition of “birth plan” is different than most physicians and […]

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 […]