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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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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Midwife: “With Woman” And So Much More…

My dear friend Laurie Zoyiopoulos, a midwife in Michigan, wrote this in the wee hours of a morning. Sometimes the most beautiful things bubble up and have to be shared. Read this and know what it’s like to be a midwife, one of the most beautiful, challen...

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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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Do You Know What You Have?

I’ve made a major decision…I’m done. Forget my soapboxes. I’m tired of the drama, politics, and never making headway. You want an epidural? I’ll ask for it for you. A c-section? No problem! I’ll find the doc with the 75% sec...

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How Do I Love Thee…

We have just passed the Day of Love, commonly known as Valentine’s Day. It used to make me feel like a relationship loser – all these people celebrating their successful “pair bonding”, while the single people swirl around in looking-fo...

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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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Hi! Are You The Midwife?

Before the week began, I thought doing a prenatal Tuesday evening wouldn’t be a problem at all. I was taking an extensive course that week to become certified as a lactation specialist, but when a new client called me, I immediately scheduled an appointm...

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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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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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