Susie’s 71 Hour Labor

Another of my clients tells her story! And, friends, what a story it is. I’ve never seen anything quite like this woman’s heart and strength and endurance. That’s all I’m going to say. Susie will tell you the rest herself. Episode 6: My 71 hour labor with Susie Eldredge Kim Woodard Osterholzer, Colorado Springs Homebirth Midwife

When You Pass Through the Fire, A Footling Breech, Michigan Part Three

To tell our birth stories… To tell our birth stories is the attempt to capture in words among the most profound, most powerful of our life experiences… Experiences simultaneously painful… gorgeous… raw… terrifying… triumphant… naked… transformative…. To tell our birth story is to tell of the time we got caught out in the wildest, darkest, most brutal[…]

You Can Die Now, Michigan Part Two

Well, it’s Friday, October 27th and I’m eight days home from Michigan. My husband, Steven, and my middle bonus son, Adam, are hunting up in the mountains. I’m away in the mountains, too, alone and relishing the quiet. I’m perched beside Fall River with the song of rapids in my ears and clean air in[…]


Okay, friends, here we go! Four evenings ago I sketched out a plan for the week that initially allocated this particular blustery Thursday evening for client chart assembly, plus packing for a weekend in the mountains devoted to capturing more fully the wonderful ten weeks I spent in Michigan receiving and tending my grandchildren and their parents. The morning after[…]


Friends, I thought you might enjoy another of Serena Salvato’s podcasts, this time with one of my clients, Amye Olivero, sharing her moving story! Click here to listen in! The Push Guide, by Serena Salvato. And be sure to visit and subscribe to Serena’s website, The Push Guide to hear her other interviews and to read an account[…]

There and Back Again, Michigan Part One

I yawned and stretched. I’d gone to bed too late the night before – thirsty to soak up every last drop of time I could with my daughter and my granddaughters – but I’d still managed to rise early enough to start out on my twenty-two hour drive at a decent time. My girls were yet asleep,[…]

Interview With a Homebirth Midwife

It’s an interview with me! Several weeks ago I was contacted by Serena Salvato, a young wife, mother, doctor of microbiology, and the founder of a new podcast called The Push Guide. Serena explained to me that when she moved to the United States from England, she was grieved to discover what a remarkably few[…]

And Elyse Makes Three

Elyse Hannah Simmons 7 pounds, 3 ounces and 22.25 inches long Born to Hannah Evangeline and Jesse Simmons and to her sister, Evangeline Heidi. 6:35 Sunday morning, September 24, 2017 Elyse began her journey earthside mere hours after the Simmons family settled themselves into their new home and christened it with the dawning of the[…]

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