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.
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.
Here are the Local Care Midwifery birth stats for 2017. Once again, the data shows that client centered, evidenced based care works!
Play along with me for a moment and consider what you might tell a younger you.
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.
Writing lists is something I do to record, tally and remember. Looking over the lists, I watch as images, memories and thoughts arise...
It has been a long, long time since I have written blog posts but I have written one today. Will you join me now in looking back over 2017 and looking forward to 2018?
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.