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Midwifery for Expectant Parents 2
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. So, to add my contribution to the shelves seems surreal. This book, Midwifery […]

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


Fire Cider Tonic 3
Fire Cider Tonic is a traditional herbal preparation that has been widely shared for decades. It is made with simple, readily available ingredients and can be tailored for individual needs and preferences. It is also a remedy that utilizes locally sourced, regionally native plants and herbs. There are dozens of […]

Fire Cider Tonic



A Midwife for EveryBody
A Midwife for Every Body is more than a catchy phrase, it is a universal truth that we must strive to reach. As a midwife, I have a strong belief that midwifery care needs to be accessible to all. Midwifery has a long history of helping to serve the under […]

A Midwife for EveryBody


I am a Midwife 3
Deep in my bones I am a Midwife. Through my body, out of my hands and out to the universe. These are my words and my declaration. My promise and my burden. I take all of it and carry it forward. I am a Midwife, this word is charged    […]

I am a Midwife


Divinity 4
For me, to be with birth is to be with Divinity. To hold this sacred space and to welcome this new soul to the world is a true blessing. I have a sincere belief that if every adult human could be present for a healthy, supported and planned physiologic birth, […]

Divinity



Nitrous Oxide 4
The use of Nitrous Oxide in Midwifery is both an old and new tool in the birth space. I’d like to use this post to discuss my experiences with it as a Midwife as well as some of the data available. Many years ago, I had been the Clinical Director […]

Nitrous Oxide in Midwifery


The Sixth Pearl
Gather Your Pearls, The Sixth Pearl is all about Community. As the single drop of water needs other drops to add in strength, so do midwives.  I had struggled with how to phrase this next pearl, wanting it sound just right, but not have it be too corny.  Finally, after […]

Pearls of Practice; the Sixth Pearl


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



all about pap smears
All About Pap Smears is presented in the spirit of sharing knowledge and information; all people deserve to know about their bodies and how they work. This piece is dedicated to Henrietta Lacks and her family. If you have never heard of her, please read here. I cannot recommend the book, The Immortal Life of […]

All About Pap Smears