Category Archives: NEW MOM BOOK

CONTROL FREAKS

We are spoiled in this country – and we are control freaks. (ouch…what a way to start off a blog post) Think about our typical lifestyle – air conditioning, flat screen televisions, computers with internet, prepackaged foods fill our pantries, at least one car…and these are common even in those considered “underprivileged”. Many have PDA’s […]

EVEN BETTER – AFTER ALL THESE YEARS!

With my latest couple of posts talking about some of the more silly (and sometimes stupid) things that people think or say – I would like to shift things up a bit and tell you about some of the remarkably good things that I’ve seen or heard. I find it stunningly remarkable that in just […]

LIES, DAMN LIES, AND STATISTICS

‘There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.’ – Mark Twain I’ve heard some really ridiculous things in my years attending births (and there’s even a website someone else has devoted to ridiculous things that have been heard called “my OB said what??”). I’ve had a doctor – an OB – hold […]

THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME

“We have made the hospitals so much more home-like now…there is no reason for someone not to want to come to the hospital.” While I have another post which gushes about why I love hospitals and OB’s and I love having someplace to take my clients when they are NOT healthy or when they have […]

Leadership Lessons

“Being the first follower is an under appreciated form of leadership.” Please watch this youtube video – you will notice it has nothing to do with birth.  It has to do with leadership, followers, creating a movement…. Or maybe it does have something to do with birth! See, this video can be many things to […]

BIRTH OF A MARRIAGE

There are two really big events in our adult lives: the day we get married, and the day our baby is born. As a little girl, I dreamed of both of these days frequently. I wondered when I would meet the man of my dreams, how we would meet, how he would propose… I dreamed […]

CERVICAL EXAMS: WHO NEEDS THEM?

Internal cervical exams….a rant. Okay, so I know I’m about to get a whole slew of doctors upset at me – but you know what? I’m big…I can take it. Lets start at the beginning…not the beginning of the pregnancy, but the beginning of the debate over internal exams which starts at around 36-38 weeks […]

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 […]