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


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Recently, while out on a walk a Midwife Haiku came to me. Often, when I am out walking my mind clears and snippets drift through my soul. The fresh air on my face and dirt beneath my feet seem to open doors for new thoughts to enter. Sometimes they are […]

Midwife Haiku


Carry On 7
And we carry on! We came together once again, a dedicated group of individuals and organizations, to continue the work of improving access and choice for birthing families in our community. In some ways this feels like a battle of simple perseverance. We must show up and we must remain […]

We Carry On



400 Babies 8
WOW! I have been blessed by 400 (actually 401) babies and their families. Since the beginning of my work as a midwife, I have been committed to keeping and maintaining my outcome statistics. Partially this is because I am a bit of a nerd, partially because I love to record […]

Blessed By 400 Babies


Births Remembered
396 births remembered.    396 births that I have been honored and blessed to attend as a midwife. Each has been unique, all beautiful. Some were funny and light-hearted. Some were hard fought, some were excruciating and pushed me to my limits. This work is demanding and asks everything that […]

Births Remembered


Fighters 5
The Background Working the system can be challenging! I recently shared in my last post about the founding of the Colorado Birth Center Coalition (CBCC) in order to make the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) open our state birth center regulations. (Please be sure to check out […]

Working the System



birth center rights 6
I am a proud birth center midwife. I feel that birth issues are human rights issues and fighting for birth center rights translates to supporting both the rights of our families and midwives. As such, I have dedicated much of my time and energy to working behind the scenes to […]

Birth Center Rights