Monthly Archives: February 2010

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 […]

Disappointing Homebirth

I received my first request for a blog topic this week…and I’m finding it near impossible to write. Anyone that knows me would say that I’m NEVER at a loss for words (and a quick glance at my previous posts would prove their point), and yet I’ve stared at this stupid blank MSWord page for […]

Born Too Soon

I used to watch sports and say, “Can you imagine making a living…playing a game? How awesome is that!” Yet I do believe that my job is infinitely cooler. I get the privilege of playing a role in the most important and transforming time of a person(s) life!! I get to see a life enter […]

Placenta Membranacea

I love placentas. No really…I do! I love placentas and think they are the closest thing to magical that we have on this earth. That little organ that is capable of doing more for life support for that little baby than an entire building filled with most advanced equipment there is! I think it’s a […]

BELLY BUTTONS & THE ANESTHESIA

After some of the more ‘heavy’ posts that I’ve been publishing, I thought I would share with you a couple of instances that have happened to me that made me crack up laughing when they happened – and still cause me to giggle when I think of them today. Yes, these are true stories. BELLY […]

DEFINING OURSELVES

What is the definition of “bully”? According to Webster’s dictionary, a bully is “A person who is habitually cruel or overbearing, especially to smaller or weaker people.” Usually when we think of a bully we think of a rather large boy on a playground of an elementary school….at least, that’s what we think of first. […]

A TRUE STORY OF TRIUMPH

Nikki, a 5 foot 1 inch woman who weighed 105 pounds, gave birth to three boys in a row by cesarean section and was done having babies. Her first boy was born by cesarean after an induced labor in which she got an epidural as it began. She was scared of birth, saying through the […]

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 […]

TIPS AND TRICKS OF THE TRADE

I realized that, after 14 years of attending births, I have several little “tricks” that I regularly tell my clients…and have learned some things that I think some birth professionals might like to know about!   While I will be sharing my ideas and experiences and such here with you, I WELCOME all of your […]

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. […]