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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


Cesarean Birth 6
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


Dearest Doula
I was recently interviewed by Nathalie Saenz owner of Dearest Doula in San Antonio Texas. She has a great podcast series on various birth professionals…you should for sure check them all out!  I had a lot of fun talking with her and she asked some great questions. Have you ever wondered how a midwife […]

Dearest Doula Podcast



Physiologic Cord Clamping 29
I have been on a quest recently to take back much of the language that we utilize around birth in our culture. (You can read another piece on the idea of my language revolution in regards to Community Birthing here.) For this piece, I plan to discuss the concept and language around […]

Physiologic Cord Clamping


New Frontier
Hello All and Welcome to my new frontier via a brand new home! For some time, I have been experiencing some growing pains with my blog, feeling that I wanted to do and say more. I have wanted to take it in a new direction.  I feel passionately about being […]

New Frontier- A New Home and Mission


Obstetric Violence 3
Obstetric Violence is real and is major human rights issue! We sat at her kitchen table drinking coffee. The sky was a clear blue with a gentle breeze. As often happens, when women hear that I am midwife, she wanted to share her birth stories with me. When this happens, […]

Obstetric Violence (trigger warning)



Power of Choice 4
I have some soap boxes to get on today. There is a lot of “doctor or hospital blaming” that can happen in the natural childbirth community. Some of it is deserved and some of it is not. What is becoming clear to me is that for any real change to […]

Power of Choice


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Here I sit at my kitchen table, sipping a mocha and watching the snow fall outside. Lately, I have been heavy thinking on the topic of pride. It is a subject that I often ponder from time to time. Clearly, too much pride can be a bad thing. However, pride […]

Midwife Pride