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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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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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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When Hello Becomes Goodbye

**Warning…this post is about pregnancy loss. I know this is an extremely sensitive topic, and I wanted you to be aware. But even the midwife has a story she needs to tell. Much love, Jennifer** LM was a “hand me down” client, as I teasingly c...

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Guest post: The Birth of Griffin Ranger

Griffin Ranger: The Birth of Griffin Ranger: “But I truly believe the best and safest place for a woman to birth is one where she feels most comfortable. For me, I wanted to have a birth team available. Not because I didn’t think I could do this on...

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Baby Danny’s Story

Yesterday I went to my Monday “job”, putting on my cleaning/nanny/organizer cap for the day. I was there long enough to grab clothes for a little one, and load the dishwasher, when my phone rang. I heard the midwife’s voice crackling through ...

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Can I Help You? Please?

Please, let me make a difference. Reward my hard work with a listening ear. See my passion for what it is – genuine care for you and your baby. I’m not crazy, or fanatical. I just believe in a way to give birth that veers from society’s norm,...

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Guest Post: Three Things Nurses Wish You Knew About Childbirth

An article has been circulating, bearing the same title as this post. I encourage you to read it, by clicking on the title above. Here is what Joni Edelman, former Labor & Delivery nurse, had to say in response to it. I found her comments quite insightful,...

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What Are We Thinking

One thing I can’t apologize for, is that I’m biased. Severely. Nope, no open mind here! I’m also strongly opinionated, er, I mean, passionate about what I believe in. While I have attempted to temper that exuberance in many areas of my life, ...

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Reflections Of A Midwife

Wispy curtains waved their delicate white arms as a cool breeze teased them through the open window. It was summertime, but the heat wave had broken, at least for a day, and the sunshine was warm and inviting. Inside, a young woman lay on her side in her bed, ...

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