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I am a midwife. I walk with my clients and families through their pregnancy journey. Most of my families will have the birth that they have planned for, some will not. Transfers Happen. Their names are always with me; the names of women that I have had to transfer to […]

Transfers Happen


Gratitude 6
I will walk in Gratitude. Gratitude. Tonight I choose to give thanks, this is part of my self care. Honoring the Great-Grandmothers, the Grandmothers and all the ancestor-midwives that have come before me. My current sister-midwives who walk the path now. For the knowledge, skills and love that have been […]

Gratitude


Ask A Midwife 4
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



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