Monthly Archives: November 2012


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Sweet baby girl waited 42 weeks for her birthday, then couldn’t wait to make in to the birth center for her birth!  Her Daddy called me after his wife had one hour of labor.  They live a bit away, so I told them to go ahead and come in.  He […]

Taking Her Time


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Putting yourself out there is very difficult.  I think it is important, but hard none the less.  As a birth worker…one who often struggles with the apparent lack of accountability in US maternity care, I feel that it is a duty to be open and transparent with my own stats.  In […]

Putting Yourself Out There


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I can hardly believe that I have been blessed to catch 200 babies.  As I sit here writing this, I am overcome with gratitude.  Gratitude for all the families that have shared their births with me, gratitude for all of my teachers along the way, gratitude for my own amazing family and gratitude for […]

Stats…200 Babies!



Right now, literally, I am precepting a wonderful new midwife.  She is guiding a lovely first time Mom through second stage.  I am down the hall, well within hearing distance (don’t worry though, the Mom cannot hear my typing ;)), trying very hard not to be over her shoulder.  We […]

Sitting on My Hands