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 …
California is burning again. Not all of California, thankfully, but it feels like when one part is on fire everyone is affected in some way. My heart hurts for those fellow Californians who lost their homes, animals, friends … who have lost so much. I cannot imagine what it would be to be in that… Continue reading Fire and smoke
I’ve got a new birth prep series starting next week! It’s going to be fun, it’s going to be packed with info, you will leave feeling confident! “Growing confident parents one baby at a time” How do you get this from a birth class? Gaining knowledge to help you make informed choices. Knowing what you… Continue reading Birth Prep Series
Hi all! The Bay Area Homebirth Collective – a rad group of local midwives that I’m very involved with – is hosting a Birth Stories Potluck on Sunday, 10/28. If you are local and interested, especially if you are pregnant, please think about coming. Five stories will be told, some homebirths and some hospital births.… Continue reading Birth Stories Potluck!