Chocolate Bites

Here is a recipe for a quick, easy and delicious treat. They are so quick and easy, we made them, froze them, and ate them at LCM Moms & More this week, all while half a dozen moms chatted, four babies nursed, and a gazillion toddlers/preschoolers ran around in circles. Try these. They are yummy!

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....

Michelle's Down and Dirty Childbirth Ed Tips

The title says it all: Michelle's Down & Dirty Childbirth Edu Tips (aka all you need to know for life)

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! 

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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