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[…]
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[…]
Life recently surprised me with an unexpected gift — a bit of time with a masterful teacher. I spent the entire first week of September doing one of the things people do but dread to do when they’ve written a book. They make a list of people they hope will be willing to endorse it,[…]
Early last fall a family expecting their seventh child contacted me per the possibility of a homebirth. Almost the first thing the dad said was, “Well, I know it’s riskier, but we live way out of the city, and we barely made it to the hospital last time, and my wife just really wants to[…]