11.Jul.2011 Puppies,Babies, and our ability to love
I had a lovely al fresco breakfast in my backyard. Every other bite of spinach salad was interrupted by my 7 month old puppy. She wanted me to toss her ball, to rub her ears, to play tug-of-war and then she would wander off to eat a peonie or watch the chickens or patrol the [...]
Kudos to Amber and Mark and their beautiful daughter for their part in the successful Nurse-IN at the Smithsonian. I was lucky to be their midwife and attend their amazing birth. I am thrilled to know that they are such great agents of change for families and babies. Here’s a Washington Post article about the Nurse-In. [...]
Here’s a great blog post from a kindred spirit. I have mentioned in the past my bewilderment that we are explaining the benefits of breastfeeding as opposed to detailing the deficits of formula feeding. (An example: breastfed infants have higher IQs vs formula fed infants have lower IQs. Breastfeeding is the biological norm. Data should [...]
30.Apr.2010 BirthWorks graduates
Alain and James had such a touchingly beautiful birth. I can’t believe that it is time for them to graduate from BirthWorks. Their lovely daughter Grace has grown so much. She spent our entire visit today flirting with the world. Congratulations to all three of you. It was such a pleasure to be present at [...]
12.Apr.2010 Welcome, Linden!
Little Linden stepped out into the world on April 6. He’s the first baby born here at BirthWorks since our remodel. Here is the happy family, heading home. Congratulations! and welcome to Linden.
02.Apr.2010 Blog Recognition
Well, as my Southern girlfriend would say, “Clutch my Pearls!” I was more than a little pleased and flattered to find that this blog has been listed among the “50 best blogs for midwives” by the nursepractitionersschools.org. I did know that this site got a lot of traffic.I didn’t know anyone was out there evaluating [...]
09.Mar.2010 One year later, look at this handsome man.
Over the last several days I have received many, many copies of the following article. Basically, the medical establishement has finally noticed that many more women are dying in childbirth than should be. In fact the title of the article is It’s now more dangerous to give birth in California than it is in Kuwait [...]
24.Oct.2009 Virus Video
With all the news about H1N1 and season flu, I thought I would post a link to this video. It’s a lovely animation on how virus’ replicate. The NPR website also has good information about the flu and what we can each do to reduce our risks of getting the flu. #mce_temp_url# Robert Krulwich, the [...]
01.Oct.2009 More letters needed
TO: Midwives, mothers, and supporters of choice in maternity care! We are contacting you today asking you to write a personal letter telling Senator Max Baucus the Senate Finance Committee Chair to ask that he support important pro-midwife legislation. The Midwives and Mothers in Action (MAMA) Campaign has been working hard to achieve federal recognition [...]