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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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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Dream With Me!

Today a friend posted this on his facebook status – In a phone conversation with a friend of mine this morning we were discussing a project and something he said caught my attention, “Dream with me about this!” I was encouraged by that statem...

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I Had Fainted, Unless…

I Had Fainted, Unless…

There is a popular phrase in our culture that says, “I’ll believe it when I see it.” Our entire lives are based on the tangible, on trusting our selves, our instincts, and our sight. It’s a tiresome way to live, this utter dependence on...

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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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