Time With a Teacher

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,[…]

Safe and Sacred Birth

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[…]

Hello, Battle Creek!

Hello, Friends! I’m excited to announce I’ll be giving a little talk about my book, A Midwife in Amish Country, at the Helen Warner Branch of our very own Willard Library at 6:30pm on Wednesday, September 25th, 2019! I hope to see you all there! Kim Woodard Osterholzer, Colorado Springs Homebirth Midwife and Author Books[…]

Group B Strep Explained!

I was still a student when I first sat through a Sara Wickham lecture. In the twenty years or so since that enlightening day, I’ve come to ever and increasingly treasure her smarts, her insights, her ability to communicate, and her abundantly warm heart. Sara’s blessed us again with her newest publication! In Group B[…]

Event Number Two Along the Glorious North Shore

A week after hosting the screening of Why Not Home? The Surprising Birth Choices of Doctors and Nurses, at 6:00 Wednesday evening, July 24th, Sadie Sigford and I will be hosting a follow-on event at the Grand Marais Public Library! We’ll be discussing American homebirth and homebirth midwifery with an in-depth look at our statistics,[…]

Why Not Home?

Hello, Friends! It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything, hasn’t it? The reason — even reasons — for this season of silence are far, far from meaning nothing’s going on over here! But none of those reasons are what this post is about, actually. I’m actually posting to announce I’m way up in northern[…]

If Success Was Measured in Smiles & Hugs

If success was measured in smiles and hugs alone, that would be enough ♥ It turns out there are many ways to measure success! The Barnes & Noble store manager told me on Sunday I’d be welcome back anytime as they’ve been consistently surprised at how often the book is asked for and how well the[…]

Carolina Birth Junkies Retreat!

Hello, Friends! So here I am, thrilled to my toes to share news about the Carolina Birth Junkies 2019 Summer Island Retreat, August 22-25! The first two days will hold the eagerly sought after Breech Birth Workshop conducted by Dr. Rixa Freeze of Stand and Deliver and Dr. David Hayes, an honest-to-goodness homebirth OB/GYN! The[…]