The Adventures of Wee Titus

The primary tool I reach for in my Mary Poppins magical midwifery bag is the supremely simple one – the almost too simple one – of smart lifestyle choices.  Good health is necessary for birthing safely at home.  Good health is necessary to our pursuit of a meaningful life, too!  This post is about the[…]

Number Five

Today I’ll tell the story of birth after cesarean from another perspective. I was hired by a young Amish family in the summertime of 2006 to serve as midwife for their third baby, their second vaginal birth after cesarean.  Like Ingrid, Rachel had attempted to birth her first baby at home with another local midwife,[…]

A 9lb, 12oz VBAC

A nine pound, twelve ounce baby boy with a fifteen inch noggin was born vaginally at home through the afternoon of a warm summer’s day after the baby’s brother, a boy who tipped the scales at nine pounds even, was born by cesarean in the hospital some three years earlier.  This was my first primary[…]

Tinker Bell & Troupe

Once upon a time, an enchanting little sprite with golden curls and bright blue eyes appeared upon the scene, the second of what would wind up a passel of six golden-haired, blue-eyed sprites.  Her name isn’t Tinker Bell, but, minus the mean streak, she always makes me think of Tinker Bell when I think of[…]