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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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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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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Not Always Perfect

Not Always Perfect

I had an unusual midwife moment yesterday. My cat, Skittles, was getting bigger and bigger “with kitten” – sometimes she looked like she was about to pop! I was watchful, wondering when and where she would birth, really hoping to be there whe...

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“What Are You Going To Do About It??”

I have a 1st time mom whose estimated due date (EDD) was June 24. They attend my church so the excitement is high as people wait on the coming baby. Now she is overdue. Mom is excitedly anxious to meet her baby, but she is very relaxed, as I have told her from...

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