Local Care Midwifery Blog
A blog created to share information from Local Care Midwifery, PLLC with women and families of New York’s Capital District and beyond.
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Michelle Joins The Grow Midwives Team
Announcement: Grow Midwives asked me to join their team and I said YES! I will serve as a Senior Consultant furthering Grow Midwives' work to support midwives and midwifery practices across the US. What a perfect time to join -National Midwifery Week. Thank you Grow Midwives for believing in me -I am thrilled, honored and ...
LCM in the Time of Corona: Updated
Local Care Midwifery in the Time of Corona… Update March 25, 2020 Hello Dear Ones, The world has changed so much since I posted the letter below on March 14. As of today, one third of the entire world is ‘locked down’ -movements of people severely restricted to slow the Covid 19 Pandemic. People are ...
LCM Turned 10!
August 3, 2009, the doors of Local Care Midwifery opened for business. And we have been working ever since -attending births both at home and hospital, doing prenatal, postpartum and lactation visits, also plenty of gynecologic, mental health and primary care visits. There have been office and home visits galore, Spring and Fall Open ...
Let go of expectations
Let go of expectations Sounds like a title to a self-help book, amirite? I never would have thought that this simple, somewhat overused mantra, would be my driving force throughout my second labor, and ultimately be my guiding light over the next intense 6 weeks that followed. Let me elaborate… Here were my expectations: ...
Troy Midwife Loves Babies
It is not often that the camera turns on me -usually I am the one snapping pics. But recently, a momma took the camera out of my hands and captured shots of me and her baby. Looking at these photos, it is obvious that I love this baby. Well, who wouldn't right? She is lovely! ...
Mother’s Day Bouquet
Happy Mother's Day to you. Here are flowers for you, so many flowers. May their beauty remind you of your own beauty. May their variety remind you of your uniqueness. May their delicate strength remind you of your own amazing resilience. Love, Michelle and all of Local Care Midwifery
Other Mothers’ Day
Mother's Day happens every year in May. Yet, Other Mothers' Day happens every day in the bodies, heart and souls of women everywhere. On the Friday before Mother's Day, let us a give a loving nod to acknowledge these Other Mothers..