Midwife on vacation 2018

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...

BANI Childbirth Classes Offered the summer

LCM is offering Birth as Nature Intended classes this summer. We have a few spots left. Please contact us if you are interested.

Postpartum Rest and Recovery: My Recipe

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.

Local Care Midwifery Given ACNM Best Practice Awards

Local Care Midwifery is recognized by American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM) as a Best Practice. Actually, LCM received six recognitions this year: Best Practice awards in three categories, Core 4, and Triple Aim. It's kinda like winning the Trifecta (but without any money or grandeur.) Tooting my own horn doesn't come naturally to me but the LCM Business Owner (yep, that's me) says I should. So... Yay Local Care Midwifery! Providing evidence based care rocks (and it works)!

Chevre Printemps

Springtime is the perfect time for soft goat cheese, fresh new chives and the bright flavor of lemon zest. This recipe is simple, elegant and so versatile. Try it now when spring is new and everything is colored in a haze of green. (Then try it again in the deep of winter to bring the taste of Spring to refresh your soul). Enjoy!

Just Midwifery

Recently, someone asked on Facebook if I did “just midwifery or also Ob Gyn?” At first I was taken aback: putting the word ‘just’ in front of anything sounds belittling. But I quickly got over myself and realized that she was simply asking a question. What a great question! 

Jobs I have had

Like most people, I have had a variety of jobs over the years. Listing them in one place makes me realize ...

The mess of home birth

“Home birth? I wouldn’t have a home birth because of the mess. Yuck!” For years, decades really, I have heard similar comments. In the early 1980’s, when I first heard statements like this, I was confused: I had seen of lot of planned home births and they weren’t particularly messy. (But, toddlers eating spaghetti? Now that is messy!)...

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