Oh my goodness! How much we learned! This was my second time through a Breech Without Borders course in the last little better than a year and you know what? I know I’ll take the course again! The Breech-Pro Hybrid Course is excellent. The fifteen hours worth of on-line instruction is incredible, as well as[…]
Hello, Friends! I’m excited to announce Dr. David Hayes OB/GYN, with Breech Without Borders will be in Colorado Springs through the third week of November in order to provide the hands-on portion of the new Breech-Pro Hybrid course to the providers of our community! I was able to attend a Breech Without Borders seminar in[…]
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 wrote last week I intend to share some of the reasons I decided to write Homebirth: Safe & Sacred. I started with a bit about safety. This time I want to share a bit about sacred. And, of course, that means I’m still sharing about safety. As my friend, Dana McLaren, so aptly put[…]