This holiday season, don’t forget your favorite midwife, apprentice, or birth worker! Need ideas for the perfect gift? Look no further, check out the best gifts for this holiday season!
This holiday season don’t forget your favorite midwife. Wondering what would be an appropriate gift? Here are some suggestions. 1. Informed consent suite My team and I spent literally 10 months researching, editing, editing, editing, designing, and having our legal counsel review this suite of 14 informed consents. These vital shared decision-making tools give autonomy and sovereignty
Danielle LaPorte, a guru of mine shares this story: “Do you know the story about the two stone cutters? When asked what he’s doing, the first man replies, “I’m cutting this stone into bricks.” When the second laborer is asked what he’s doing, he replies, “I’m building a temple.” How much do we do in
There are so many talented midwives, students, and advocates doing so many different things, that some of the alphabet soup of midwifery acronyms gets lost on the profession at large. (I confess to being confused sometimes too.) So to help myself and midwives everywhere, here (in no particular order) is a concise guide to the
This article first appeared in the Elephant Journal on January 31, 2018. Read that version here. I am a grandmother and recent empty-nester, and it’s given me the time and space to reflect on this gigantic, twenty-year, “Life 101” course from which I just graduated. I read Kahlil Gibran’s masterpiece, “The Prophet” when I was a
Sing your song Any experienced midwife will tell you she can ‘hear’ a woman reach ‘complete’. The sound of birth is fairly ubiquitous – individual and unique for sure – but there’s just this sound. It rattles your jaw and tingles your spine – we midwives just KNOW it’s time when we hear it. Midwives