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[…]

The Many Faces of Home Birth

A young woman passionate about homebirth, Shantel Silbernagel, contacted me nine months ago to tell me about a project she was working on and to ask if I could provide a bit of help. Her desire was to present the world with a book of stories about birthing at home. A collection of stories that[…]

When Scary Can Still Be Peaceful and Oh, So Beautiful

So, here I am in Michigan, enjoying my children and my grandchildren and the opportunity to help Hannah, my midwife daughter, with a handful of her clients. Among those I’ve had the pleasure to meet is Sabrina, a mother of two boys, one very newly born. As we sat and talked and admired the baby,[…]