Fibroids. Uterine fibroids, to be specific. I recently had a client who had fibroids grow during her pregnancy. This is a picture, shared with permission, of a the outline of a 5x8cm fibroid on the top of a pregnant uterus. This fibroid did not cause many problems for my client during their pregnancy or labor,… Continue reading Do you have fibroids? You’re not alone.
A Birth Story: Back at the end of July, when we thought baby was all tucked in her mama’s womb until October, we found out there were other plans for this birth. Labor began and was fast for a first birth. My client didn’t believe that this was really labor, she couldn’t believe that things… Continue reading Preterm Birth: Tiny, Mighty Warriors
Every year we try to do 1-3 backpacking trips. One is a family trip with all five of us and another family with kids. These are usually 2-5 miles in and 2 nights long. Christian likes to do a solo trip if he can that is long and hard but he gets to some pretty… Continue reading Get Outside
Everyone, I am so very excited to introduce our new Student Midwife, Rafeal Newport. We have already begun doing appointments together and it has been so fun. I like to regularly have some big belly laughs at appointments but these appointments take the cake! It is always a good reminder for me and our clients… Continue reading Introducing: Rafeal Newport, Student Midwife
I took my girls to their first protest this week. It was hot and we marched for miles and they did it. I’m so proud of them. More than that I’m proud of their generation that organized the protest for our small town. High school students of all backgrounds brought together a town to march… Continue reading Yes, Black Lives Matter
It has been an interesting and sometimes scary past few months that has culminated in social distancing, hoarding at the grocery stores, and many people infected with COVID-19. The recommendations for pregnant and postpartum people are coming in from the CDC, WHO, and other international agencies all based on what little evidence they can gather.… Continue reading Slowing Down – COVID-19 Preparations
We have a room in my home that we call the sun room, which is a very good name because three of the four sides have windows. This room has been a few things during our eight years in this house but currently I think it is in it’s best iteration as a pleasant work… Continue reading Let’s talk about birth, again.
Some people think that a full moon helps to bring on labor, and some people think that rain brings on labor. I think it’s a little more complicated than that but, let me tell you, this week we had a massive supermoon that happened to be on the Spring Equinox and another spring rain and… Continue reading What a week: supermoon, rain births
Personalized care plan – this is bigger than people realize. You and your midwife can take the time to discuss options, discuss why tests are done and what the results will mean, to incorporate different wellness modalities (chiropractor, physical therapy, acupuncture, massage, osteopathy, etc.) to create a care plan that’s perfect for you. We are… Continue reading 10 Reasons to Choose Home Midwifery Care
Very early Sunday morning, 5am, I get a call from a number I didn’t recognize. Usually when I get calls in the middle of the night it’s labor related, and I am on-call to assist another midwife with her client. Clearly this wasn’t the midwife’s number but I thought it could be her client calling… Continue reading To the creepy guy who called at 5am …