Documenting the Local Care Midwifery Experience
Planned Home Birth in the hospital
Planned home births sometimes become planned hospital births. Here is a photographic essay of one family's journey to the north of their newest baby.
Dana & Wren
I always had known that I wanted to be a mother but never once did I think that I would have my babies anywhere but at home. I couldn't envision a hospital setting being as warm and comforting as my own four walls. So, determined and armed with the knowledge that it was safe, healthy ...
A Father’s story: Freeman’s Story
It was around 5 p.m. on a Tuesday and I found my wife upstairs in our apartment balancing on a yoga ball, her head resting on the bed and both our 12 pound dogs perched on either side of her looking concerned. I had left work early. Amanda was two weeks past the due date ...
Hazel Moon’s Birth Story
“I can't lift that bag of dog food, can you help me please?” I said to the Agway clerk. “I’d carry it myself, but I just had a Cesarean section.” “Congratulations!” said the Agway clerk. Huh? Congratulations?! Oh yes, that's right. I had a baby. She couldn’t see the scars. ***** At 36 weeks pregnant I ...
Meshele’s Story of Michael Jon’s birth
Baby T's birth story After everything we (I) went through with P and her birth, I decided that if we ever had more kids, I would do things differently. With P, I went through a pretty traumatic c-section and I ended up with severe PPD. Neither of those things were things I ever wanted to experience again, ...
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.
Home Birth: A Good Choice Indeed
My first nursing job left me unimpressed with the safety of hospital birth. Now, decades later, I work daily with Local Care Midwifery, PLLC to offer planned home birth as a safe and reasonable choice of for families of NY's Capital District.
When my wife, Christina, first told me that she wanted to have a home birth for our second child, I was a little apprehensive at first. I was like most people and thought it was crazy to have your child at home and not in a hospital surrounded by doctors and nurses. I personally do ...