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nonprofit
If you have been following our journey at Seasons, you will know it has been one wild ride! We are now, as of January 2023, reopened as a nonprofit center in our community. We have even welcomed our first baby to the new Seasons Community Birth Center family. For those […]

A New Nonprofit Frontier


statistics
I have always kept data and numbers for births. Since starting my midwifery practice, I have kept and publicly shared my personal stats. You can check out my latest post here. Outcome data is crucial for two primary reasons. First, to demonstrate our safety and secondly to objectively “check” ourselves […]

Statistics for Seasons Birth Center


podcast
If you know me, you know that I adore podcasts. My friends tease me about how many times I say, “I was listening to a podcast….” as the start to a conversation. So, needless to say, whenever I am asked to be interviewed on one I will likely jump on […]

Podcast Love



toolkit
Every midwife has a toolkit, in fact we all have multiple toolkits. We have the toolkits full of our technical supplies; the doppler, the blood pressure cuff, medications and herbs. We have the toolkits of support; the birth pool, the massaging hands, the birth balls. These are all external supplies. […]

In The Toolkit


Seasons 1
Farewell for now Seasons. Last week, Seasons Midwifery & Birth Center, in our current form, welcomed our last babies Earthside. The final 3 came in a whirlwind and were all born within 8 hours of each other. Not one of them was easy or simple. They all required our skills […]

Farewell For Now Seasons


700 Babies
700 Babies, born in the water, welcomed in the hospital, born on the land, welcomed in the community setting. Rooted in the soil Reaching through the milky stars A midwife stands guard The soul cracks and grows The water swirls and supports The eyes glow with grace Strong hands open […]

700 Babies



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?