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Birthing Your Baby: the second stage of labour by Dr. Nadine Edwards provides us with a most excellent piece of work exploring the pinnacle of the childbearing experience–that unparalleled moment when our world’s newest soul spirals into the light! As a practicing homebirth midwife, the parts of Dr. Edwards’ book that resonated with me most[…]
So, yes! It took me seven months to compile my 2019 statistics and highlights, but when I realized my fifth grandchild would most likely be my 600th birth, I decided to hold off till the child arrived to get the job accomplished ♥ And arrive she did! Ellowyn Hannah Woodard, baby number 600 in 27[…]
If you’d like to connect with me per your birth options, just send me an email directly at email@example.com. Photo from my daughter’s most recent birth, by Jennifer Mason of Jennifer Mason Photography.
Today’s the day the paperback version of A Midwife in Amish Country is released! What a wonderful way to celebrate the actual 17th anniversary of its last chapter! I became a NARM certified midwife on November 12th, 2002! Here’s how that chapter begins. A few days after Joshua’s birth, I spent a day working in[…]
“I’ve been criticized for my habit of posting ‘baby’ every time I attend a birth and I’ve been questioned as to the appropriateness of sharing birth photographs and films in public as well, but as long as so much misinformation and misunderstanding regarding homebirth exists—especially among the medical community and ESPECIALLY the way this misinformation[…]
Another twin birth story from 2010, though this one is as much the story of the heart and soul of midwifery as it is a birth story.
As I continue to share my reasons for writing Homebirth: Safe & Sacred, I’d like to visit the idea of perspective, perception, and prejudice. I mentioned in a post I shared in August about a conversation I had with a hospital-based birthworker about our transfers. I described our encounter this way: She shared a bit[…]
I’d like to spend the next few weeks sharing some of the reasons behind the creation of Homebirth: Safe & Sacred with you. We’ll begin with this one. A reader commented on a Facebook post recently that she wonders if the overuse of birth interventions in American hospitals might be inspired by a desire for[…]
Hello, Friends! A dear friend of mine with a very busy practice among the Amish in Michigan is battling a health issue and looking for someone to come tend to her clients—hopefully, temporarily. She’s looking for a “Christian CPM who’s also a NARM qualified preceptor” as she has several students working with her who’d like[…]