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500 Families 9
Close to 10 years and over 500 Families Later, I sit in this moment to reflect on the lessons I have learned. As is my tradition with every one hundred births, I will share my personal outcome statistics here as well. But more than that, more than numbers on a […]

500 Families Later


Womb at Birth 2
Birth. One word, one syllable, five letters. The Womb at Birth carries the transformative power of the universe. I am accustomed to be conscious of, in tune to and in awe of the outward power of birth. The messy, beautiful making of a family. The gritty, earthy humanness of the […]

The Womb at Birth


Birth Center Regulations 1
Wednesday July 19th, 2017 was a very hot day, the last day in Birth Center Regulations process. You might call it the Final Chapter. The sun was out in full force and barely a cloud was in the sky. We gathered out in front of the Colorado Department of Public […]

Birth Center Regulations, the Final Chapter



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


Birth Trauma
What is Birth Trauma? What causes it and can we prevent it? I have been working in the birth field for well over a decade; both in and out of the hospital. The idea of birth trauma was very new when I began my career. I have gratefully seen it […]

Birth Trauma


Up To Bat 1
    Years ago, I started this blog, to share my experiences and thoughts. I craved the stories and company of other midwives and hoped that my words might help to support other new midwives who may follow behind me. This piece recalls my first time Up To Bat, the […]

Up To Bat



These Hands 5
I started a series, Tools Of My Trade, years ago. In looking back at it, I feel that what I did was simply the first draft. In the coming months, I will be re-visiting these tools and filling in the details, colors and meaning. This post about These Hands, is the […]

These Hands


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