Today is Local Care Midwifery's 9th birthday and the beginning of our 10th year. Can you believe it?
Our doors open 8/3/2009 and the first LCM Baby was born just a few weeks later. Now we are up to 254!
This post was originally written on April 1 2016 (and not an April's Fools joke:-) On vacation again (gasp!), I updated the post for 2018. Vacation, simple time off, is important for everyone. Especially for midwives...
Ok folks a big, long, nasty hot spell is arriving as I type. The forecast puts us above 90 degrees every day in the next week. Here are some requests, suggestions and miscellaneous tips to help you survive the swelter.
LCM is offering Birth as Nature Intended classes this summer. We have a few spots left. Please contact us if you are interested.
Postpartum, the time after birth, is a period of change and integration where rest and recovery are necessary. Mother and baby are the obvious focus of postpartum care but not the only ones that need extra recovery time. Birth workers, family members and friends that were involved in the birth also need postpartum rest and recovery. Here is my recipe for readiness and postpartum recovery.
Here is a recipe for a quick, easy and delicious treat. They are so quick and easy, we made them, froze them, and ate them at LCM Moms & More this week, all while half a dozen moms chatted, four babies nursed, and a gazillion toddlers/preschoolers ran around in circles. Try these. They are yummy!
Evidence based care (aka evidence based practice) is a phrase that gets tossed around a lot. It is frustrating to me, a health care provider that aims to provide evidence based care, it is frustrating when I hear other providers say that their patients ‘refused evidence based care” as if evidence was the only thing if importance. Nope. Evidence is just one leg of a three legged stool...