Baby Abigail Grace Update

Update on Baby Abby

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.

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 was the only thing if importance. Nope. Evidence is just one leg of a three legged stool...

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)!

Relationship Musings

Have you ever had a relationship that you just put up with because, well, you are simply that kinda gal, committed to the end? Ever found yourself making excuses for your partner’s behavior, towards you or others? Or for their general lack of commitment or energy? I have. Recently, I had a relationship end because the other party just quit....

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!

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