Drills for Community Birth
I have been a birth center midwife for well over a decade. During this time, I have developed a passion for leading and creating drills for community birth. It takes time, dedication and patience to organize these drills but they are critical to providing safe care to our families. In […]

Drills for Community Birth: Safety First


Blood Loss with Waterbirth 2
Birth is a dynamic, physiologic process that involves many moving parts. There is the birthing person: their pelvis, the uterus, their nourishment status, their health history and emotional status, to name just a few. Then there is the baby: their size, position and development, their health status and gestational age. […]

Blood Loss with Waterbirth


the membranes
To me, the amniotic membranes are an amazing and beautiful thing. They embody the concept of strength in flexibility. Being so incredibly thin and yet such a tough defender of the babe. Keeping the baby tucked inside; encompassing the salty, warm, nurturing environment of the womb. When I do vaginal […]

The Membranes



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Do I trust birth? Well, for me, the short answer is an unequivocal “No!” This may be shocking to hear from a dedicated community birth midwife. In the “natural birth” world, this can be bold statement that “asks” for attack or derision. However, I do absolutely respect birth! The conversation […]

Do I Trust Birth?


Midwifery book bomb
Of course, 2020 was a tumultuous year. For me, there was one silver lining; I got to fulfill a lifelong dream of writing a book. Over the course of a couple months, in coffee shops, in my home and wherever I happened to be, I hunkered down and poured part […]

Midwifery Book Bomb


Between the Worlds 1
Being a midwife means standing on the threshold between the worlds. Guarding and guiding both the incoming baby and the birthing person in their work. For me, this space is sacred and every family is a blessing. The work of midwifery can be hard but it is also rewarding. In […]

Between The Worlds



Plus Mommy Podcast
Here is a little personal tidbit about me, I love podcasts! All kinds of podcasts; true crime, political, comedy, historical, fiction, non-fiction and of course pregnancy, birth, postpartum and perinatal related ones. I listen to podcasts in the car, while exercising, while doing embroidery and even while in bed before […]

Plus Mommy Podcast Interview


Barrier Methods 2
Barrier Methods: condoms (both male and female), diaphragms and cervical caps. Generally speaking all of these methods work by preventing sperm from passing through the cervix into the uterus and thus prevent fertilization. Hence the term “barrier methods” as they literally create a barrier to fertilization. The most well known […]

Covering Contraception: Barrier Methods


Midwifery for Expectant Parents 3
I have dreamed of writing a book ever since I was knee high to a grasshopper (as my Grandpa would say). I am a life long devourer of books, never full, always looking for the next meal. I read all types of book, my hunger does not discriminate: fiction, non-fiction, […]

Midwifery for Expectant Parents



midwife 10
600 Births in as a Midwife. This number seems both huge and small at the same time. I have also been a midwife for a decade, which also feels like a drop in the bucket and monumental. Over the years, I have collected cards and photos from families and keep […]

600 Births