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Get Moving, kick up your feet, sweat and glow. Having an active pregnancy is a great way to help have a healthy pregnancy. Now, if you are anything like me, you do not glow when you are in the middle of  exercising. I actually tend to resemble a sweaty tomato […]

An Active Pregnancy

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As a midwife, I am passionate about access to health care for all. Education on how our bodies work and universal access to contraception. It is time to move beyond the proverbial “birds and bees” idea of teaching our children and families about reproductive health. When we use cute euphemisms […]

Birds and Bees

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For 10 years I have worked at a birth center; four and a half years as a nurse, six and a half years as a midwife and 375 births. My life has been dedicated to serving the families who choose our care. The work of a midwife is incredibly rewarding; […]

375 Births

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What are Core Midwifery Skills? Recently, I was asked by the Editors of Midwifery Today magazine to share my thoughts on this question. Here is my answer. When I hear this question my mind goes to two worlds; one space focuses on the Art of midwifery and the other focuses […]

Core Midwifery Skills

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I am a midwife. I walk with my clients and families through their pregnancy journey. Most of my families will have the birth that they have planned for, some will not. Transfers Happen. Their names are always with me; the names of women that I have had to transfer to […]

Transfers Happen

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I will walk in Gratitude. Gratitude. Tonight I choose to give thanks, this is part of my self care. Honoring the Great-Grandmothers, the Grandmothers and all the ancestor-midwives that have come before me. My current sister-midwives who walk the path now. For the knowledge, skills and love that have been […]


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Should all pregnancies be Induced at 39 Weeks? Absolutely not! You may wonder why we would even ask such a ridiculous question. Recently, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists held their annual meeting for 2016. One of the sessions was a “debate” between two Obstetricians as to whether all pregnant […]

Ask A Midwife: Induced at 39 Weeks?

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Are routine vaginal exams in pregnancy necessary? I am here to tell you, emphatically, that no they are not! As a midwife, I tend to cringe at the very nature of any intervention being routine or necessary for every client.Routine vaginal exams to assess your cervix during pregnancy are one […]

The Myth of Vaginal Exams

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The Witches Testimony. We came forward, we stood tall together and spoke our truth. Call us witches, healers, midwives, women; we will accept all the names and carry them forward.  The room was full, all the ears and all the eyes were open. Centuries ago, when we testified the outcomes […]

Witches Testimony