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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


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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


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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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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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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


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I am a midwife and that is how I think of myself.  As such, I proudly walk With Woman on the path through life’s cycles.  I am a community based provider, practicing my craft at a free standing birth center.  Caring for pregnant people and their families is a monumental […]

Midwife Between Worlds


Ask A Midwife 4
I started this series, Ask A Midwife, a little while back. My goal was to start a dialogue and open a forum for people to ask questions that may have always wondered. Questions about midwifery, about birth, pregnancy, breastfeeding or parenthood. Questions from doulas, aspiring midwives and student midwives, birth […]

Ask A Midwife, Part Three



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Houston, we have a problem! The rate of cesarean birth in this country is out of control. Currently, the national average is 32.2% ! This is a major public health issue and one that is being looked at by many different organizations.  You can check out this great information through Every Mother […]

Cesarean Birth