Tools of My Trade
Midwifery is an all encompassing profession and requires many tools. This series about the Tools of My Trade is an attempt to highlight some of these tools. Some of them are serious, some funny and some inspiring but they are all crucial. In the spirit of the fun of midwifery, […]

Tools Of My Trade, #3


Birth Trauma
What is Birth Trauma? What causes it and can we prevent it? I have been working in the birth field for well over a decade; both in and out of the hospital. The idea of birth trauma was very new when I began my career. I have gratefully seen it […]

Birth Trauma


Midwives are a strange breed
Through the years, I have met many midwives. Though we are all unique individuals for sure, we do seem to share some commonalities. We are empathetic, intelligent, kind, sincere, independent, clear headed. I have yet to meet a midwife that I could not find some common ground with or that […]

Midwives Are A Strange Breed



Tools Of My Trade, 2 1
The first edition in this Tools Of My Trade series, speaks to the tools that midwives always carry and have available, These Hands. I invite you to start this series at the beginning and read it first. This next installment will focus on the parent-baby connection as fostered by midwifery and […]

Tools Of My Trade, #2


Up To Bat 1
    Years ago, I started this blog, to share my experiences and thoughts. I craved the stories and company of other midwives and hoped that my words might help to support other new midwives who may follow behind me. This piece recalls my first time Up To Bat, the […]

Up To Bat


These Hands 2
I started a series, Tools Of My Trade, years ago. In looking back at it, I feel that what I did was simply the first draft. In the coming months, I will be re-visiting these tools and filling in the details, colors and meaning. This post about These Hands, is the […]

These Hands



Now We Wait 2
And now we wait. This process has been long, it has been demanding, frustrating and exhausting. It has also been, in a strange way, empowering and it has fostered a stronger birth community. I am proud to have been a part of this work, to fight for families; so they […]

Now We Wait


Postpartum Depression
While this article was still germinating in my mind, I sat down in front of my computer to reach out via social media. I asked folks to share their experience with Postpartum Depression (PPD) in three words. What happened next, was something I was not entirely prepared for or expecting. […]

Postpartum Depression


Fun and Games
It’s all fun and games until its not! Working through this process to update our birth center regulations in the state of Colorado has been many things; tedious, inspiring, infuriating, hard-fought.  It has also brought together a vibrant community of birth workers and created a network of supporters. Personally, this […]

Fun and Games



Ask A Midwife 4
I started this Ask A Midwife series back in the end of 2015. I have had a good time doing it; I will reach out on social media and ask for questions. For folks to ask a question that they would love to ask a midwife if they had the […]

Ask A Midwife, Part Four