Mothering a Midwife

3:49 a.m., Saturday morning, October 27th The jangling of my telephone jolted me awake. “Mom—I just hit another deer.” … I’m incredibly proud of my daughter, Hannah Simmons, one of southwest Michigan’s handful of wonderful homebirth midwives. … Hannah tagged along to a number of births through her girlhood—invited by expectant mothers in hopes her[…]

Meet Jill Roper, Michigan Midwife

It’s time for another Midwife Highlight, and I thought it would suit to share the story belonging to Jill Roper – the woman who’s the reason I’m this moment serving at MamaBaby Haiti. Jill and I met on-line last year, and, though we’ve still only ever talked on the telephone and by email, we immediately[…]