Divinity 4
For me, to be with birth is to be with Divinity. To hold this sacred space and to welcome this new soul to the world is a true blessing. I have a sincere belief that if every adult human could be present for a healthy, supported and planned physiologic birth, […]

Divinity


Nitrous Oxide 4
The use of Nitrous Oxide in Midwifery is both an old and new tool in the birth space. I’d like to use this post to discuss my experiences with it as a Midwife as well as some of the data available. Many years ago, I had been the Clinical Director […]

Nitrous Oxide in Midwifery


On the Threshold of the Crone 2
Maiden. Mother. Crone. In this moment, I sit On the Threshold of the Crone. I am no longer a Maiden, that proverbial ship sailed many years ago. I am not yet a Crone, but I hear the song deep in my cells, pulling on the tides of my plasma. My […]

On the Threshold of the Crone



Fertility Awareness Method
As a Midwife, I believe strongly in the wisdom of the body and our ability to harness its powers. This installment of Covering Contraception: Fertility Awareness Method or FAM (also known as Natural Family Planning or NFP) will give an overview of one such example of how we can use knowledge […]

Covering Contraception: Fertility Awareness Method


500 Families 9
Close to 10 years and over 500 Families Later, I sit in this moment to reflect on the lessons I have learned. As is my tradition with every one hundred births, I will share my personal outcome statistics here as well. But more than that, more than numbers on a […]

500 Families Later


The Sixth Pearl
Gather Your Pearls, The Sixth Pearl is all about Community. As the single drop of water needs other drops to add in strength, so do midwives.  I had struggled with how to phrase this next pearl, wanting it sound just right, but not have it be too corny.  Finally, after […]

Pearls of Practice; the Sixth Pearl



Womb at Birth 2
Birth. One word, one syllable, five letters. The Womb at Birth carries the transformative power of the universe. I am accustomed to be conscious of, in tune to and in awe of the outward power of birth. The messy, beautiful making of a family. The gritty, earthy humanness of the […]

The Womb at Birth


all about pap smears
All About Pap Smears is presented in the spirit of sharing knowledge and information; all people deserve to know about their bodies and how they work. This piece is dedicated to Henrietta Lacks and her family. If you have never heard of her, please read here. I cannot recommend the book, The Immortal Life of […]

All About Pap Smears


Midwife Love
Recently, I have been struggling with and thinking about Horizontal Violence between Midwives. You can read more of my thoughts on this in Midwife Between Worlds. It is a reality that many of us deal with on a regular basis. In the midst of feeling particularly down about it, I realized […]

Midwife Love



Covering Contraception 1
Presenting a new series that I am very excited about. In Covering Contraception, I will discuss multiple forms of contraception in use and available today. Back in the beginning of my path towards Midwifery, I faced an important decision; should I become a CPM or a CNM? I was dedicated […]

Covering Contraception: LARC’s