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,[…]

From Dr. Sara Wickham! Inducing Labor: Making Informed Decisions

Once again our beloved Dr. Sara Wickham has blessed us with a treasure-trove of information, Inducing Labor: Making Informed Decisions! Inducing Labor is an in-depth look at yet another topic nearly every woman will be faced with through the course of her childbearing years and, because “the research evidence does not always support the idea[…]

The Waterbirth of a Bouncing Baby Boy

Hello, Friends! I’m excited to introduce you to a set of clients this week, Lexee and Mike Halsmith, and their two little people, Reece and Brooks! I’ve so enjoyed serving and coming to love this refreshing family since we met almost two years ago, and I suspect I’ve learned as much from them as they[…]

Meet Patrice Bobier, One of Michigan’s Leading Midwives!

Meet my friend, Patrice Bobier, CPM, veteran homebirth midwife of Northern Michigan.  Patrice has attended the births of more than 1,600 babies in just a little less than forty-years! Though Patrice herself may not remember it, I first met her at a Michigan Midwives Association Conference twenty-eight years ago when I was eighteen years old.  Fourteen[…]

Living Well!

This article is from my book, Nourish & Thrive: Happy, Healthy Childbearing. As this collection of materials is merely a reflection of my views as a midwife, it should not be construed as diagnostic or prescriptive. Life is such a gift! I personally believe every person who’s appeared upon this planet was created by God, created in the[…]