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...

Beat the Heat? More like Survive the Swelter

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.

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.

Evidence Based Care is a Three Legged Stool

​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 were the only part of the equation. Nope.

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)!

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! 

Black Maternal Health Week 2018

On Tuesday, I took part in a press conference at the NYS Assembly highlighting Black Maternal Health Week, maternal mortality, a racial disparity in health outcomes. Spending time in the Capital with cameras and reporters and legislators puts me way out of my comfort zone but I put on my best face (and some lipstick) and did my part. Here is the statement I gave and some photos from the event.

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