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 …
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!
Things have been busy this year. Babies coming, my girls finished 3rd grade (!!), my little guy really stepping into toddlerhood and lots of family adventures. And Knitting! I’ve been knitting for a long time but since I started my practice I’ve really kept my hands busy. Lots of satisfaction as things come on and… Continue reading A Late Spring Birth
I was listening to a podcast the other day on happiness and some things that help us to be happier. Many of these ideas are not new to me – living in the moment, simplify your life, slow down, take care of your body and mind, etc. These are things that I talk about with… Continue reading Happiness in the Moment
I’m teaching Natural Birth Classes this December! This will be a 4-week series held in Berkeley. Topics include: anatomy of birth, the progression of labor, when to call your midwife or doula, coping techniques and positions, what to expect at home, what to expect in the hospital, feeding your baby, self-care after the birth, newborn… Continue reading Natural Birth Preparation Series