Touch, it is our earliest and our most communal sense. Whether we are a floating embryo, a tumbling toddler or a middle aged midwife, we all sense touch. Even if we are blind, or deaf, or deprived of the sense of smell or taste, we still know touch.

The Improvisational Dance of Baby Catching

I believe that Improv dance classes (I studied from Jr High through college) were some of the best preparation for becoming the midwife I am today. Really.

LCM Stats 2017

Here are the Local Care Midwifery birth stats for 2017. Once again, the data shows that client centered, evidenced based care works!

What would you say to your younger self

Play along with me for a moment and consider what you might tell a younger you.

Crowd Sourcing

Crowd sourcing -Can you help me? Have you ever been a first time parent? Have you ever lived with a newborn human? If so, I am curious how you dealt with visits from family and friends in those first weeks after your baby’s arrival. Also, I wonder how you balanced your needs for privacy, getting help, being independent and staying sane.

How To Return

Like most people, I bet there have been times in your life when you had some good habits, maybe eating well, regularly getting exercise, praying or mediating every day. And there have been times when you didn’t do so well. If you once had a healthy regular routine and now you don’t, how do you return?

LCM Stats 2016

Better late than never? It is mid March 2017 and I am just posting the 2016 Local Care Midwifery Stats. The quick report: 32 birth, 97% Vaginal Delivery rate/ 3% C/S rate. Open the post for more details.

Local Care Midwifery, PLLC featured in CD Parent Pages

Local Care Midwifery, PLLC and K. Michelle Doyle, CNM, NYS LM are featured in this article about home birth in NY Capital District. The article published in CD Parent Pages was written by journalist Dania Bianchi. For her research, she interviewed many woman beloved by LCM: Chrissie Morrison, Kendra Hennessey, Chrissie Hotaling, Dr Marla Eglowstein.

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