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The Fifth Pearl
This series started many moons ago and I have refined and expanded it over the years. In this installment, I am sharing The Fifth Pearl. This Pearl pertains to your personal practice and to our Midwifery community as a whole; we must work together to affect the change that we […]

The Fifth Pearl


Pearls of Practice
As I continue to share this series about some of my learned Pearls Of Practice, I am happy to share this Fourth Pearl. It is really one pearl that should be applied in two ways; to ourselves as practitioners and to the other practitioners that we work with, learn from and receive […]

The Fourth Pearls of Practice


Tools of My Trade 4
A series examining the Tools of My Trade as a Midwife. This series started with the most important tools that I have, These Hands and the most recent looked at the contents of my birth kit.  Some of the tools I utilize are part of the Heart and Art of Midwifery. Other tools […]

Tools of My Trade #6



The Third Pearl 1
Let’s face it, as midwives we have an interesting calling.  It is profound, spiritual, demanding, awe inspiring and a little crazy.  It is systematic and mentally challenging work, to which we dedicate years of study.  It is also a complex, ever evolving work of art that we spend many years […]

The Third Pearl of Practice


Tools of My Trade 2
As I continue with this hybrid series; part essay and part photo-essay about the Tools of My Trade, I am drawn to discuss my birth kit and tools. This post was inspired by an article that I recently stumbled across. It highlights midwives from around the world; Bangladesh, Guinea, Uganda, […]

Tools Of My Trade, #5


Pearls of Practice 4
Many Moons ago, I started this series all about the Pearls of Practice that I have learned on my midwifery journey. I have decided to share them here, I hope that they can lend support and provide encouragement for others on this path. Stay tuned in the coming months for […]

The First Pearls of Practice



Tools of My Trade, 4 4
An ongoing series about the Tools of My Trade. Some are funny, some profound, some serious but all are necessary. With this post, I share the mundane tools (mops, buckets, laundry baskets, cleansing wipes, vinegar and baking soda) used to clean up after births and to prepare for the next […]

Tools of My Trade, #4


the weavers 2
The Weavers Gathered. A room full of women, supporting, sharing and working through trauma together….. Close to one year ago, I attended a class called From Trauma to Triumph. It is based on the work of Penny Simkin, PT and Phyllis Klaus, MFT in their book When Survivors Give Birth. It was an […]

The Weavers


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



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