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


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


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



Tools Of My Trade, 2 1
The first edition in this Tools Of My Trade series, speaks to the tools that midwives always carry and have available, These Hands. I invite you to start this series at the beginning and read it first. This next installment will focus on the parent-baby connection as fostered by midwifery and […]

Tools Of My Trade, #2


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



Now We Wait 4
And now we wait. This process has been long, it has been demanding, frustrating and exhausting. It has also been, in a strange way, empowering and it has fostered a stronger birth community. I am proud to have been a part of this work, to fight for families; so they […]

Now We Wait