The Story Of A Midwife…

I am often asked how I “got into” midwifery. It’s such an unusual profession, off the beaten path, so ancient in it’s history. I think it might seem odd to some that someone my age is a midwife – I’ve been told before that I...

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What’s For Fun?

“What do you like to do for fun?” I got asked that classic question today. Have I ever told you I hate that question? I go blank and just…   *crickets*   It’s always special. I finally realized today what my big fat problem is...

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Happy Birthday, Mom!

Today is my sweet mama’s birthday. We’re separated by thousands of miles. I wish I could see her. But, since I can’t, I just wanted to take a chance to say how much I love her. How grateful I am for her. She taught me how to cook, and passed ...

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I Am A Midwife!

Today, I was told that I am not a midwife. That I, licensed practitioner that I am, have ripped that title away from those who are, by choice or circumstance, themselves unlicensed. “You are not a midwife.” I was told that the sweaty brows I wipe, or the h...

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Guest Post: Diaper Mania! by Mama Amy

  Dear friend Amy has shared her cloth diapering expertise with us! Not everyone does diaper care the same way, which makes it fun to learn from different writers.  Her next contribution will contain information on the fabulous diaper co-ops where she pu...

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Immunization Studies

A collection of links to compilations of studies about vaccinations: Immunization Studies: Adverse Vaccine Reactions. Thinktwice! Christy Lindsey’s collection of links and studies on vaccinations here.   As vaccinations are an invasive procedure wit...

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Booby Trap: Tongue Tie

Booby Trap: Docs Who Won’t Snip Tongue-Tie, Thousands of Breastfeeding Moms & Babies Suffer ”Every child deserves to have the pleasure of breastfeeding successfully, and every child deserves the pleasure of licking an ice-cream cone, both of which ...

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The Risk of Cesarean Section

The Risk of Cesarean Section

“Cesarean section is the most common major surgical procedure performed in the United States.” So goes the opening sentence by the Coalition for Improving Maternity Services of a lengthy expose’ outlining the statistics, truth, and informatio...

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Cluster Feedings and Fussy Evenings

This is a very informative article for a fussy-baby problem I have seen often. I came away with some great new tips to pass on to my mamas. Check out the article in it’s entirety!   Cluster Feeding and Fussy Evenings My baby nurses and fusses all ev...

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Getting Plugged In

I love being a midwife. I love connecting with new mamas and mamas-to-be, beautiful with round bellies alive with the life inside. I often tell an obviously-pregnant mom I see out in public, “You look great!” or, “You’re beautiful.&#822...

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Medication and the Unborn Child

Medication and the unborn child? Does medication administered to a woman in labor affect the unborn child? This UK-based article covers: – Why drugs? – Effects of drugs – Effects on the baby’s behavior – Pethidine and Diamorphine ...

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