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.
How to Pick a Home Birth Midwife:It is Personal
If you are living in the Capital District of NY, after deciding that you want a planned home birth, you are faced with another decision: Who will you choose to work with? Currently, there is a plethora of planned home birth practices in the area. Troy, Albany, Saratoga, Latham, Teh Village of Nassua all sport Home Birth Midwifery practices. How do you choose?
Memory: Cody Starts School
Children are not all the same. Thank goodness! My son, Cody, now a Sophomore at RPI (and on the Dean's List) gave his preschool teacher reason to worry. But really nothing was wrong. Cody was (and still is) perfect at being Cody. His brain just works a bit different. Thank goodness. Cody (and his friend Austin), taught me that neuro-diversity is important.
Baby Joey -Pregnancy, Birth and the First Five Days
In midwifery, like life, things do not always unfold as you think they might. And Baby Joey has schooled us in that particular lesson again and again in his short life. For a update on Baby Joey, see the blog post from 3/21/13. This essay was presented, by Michelle, as the sermon at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Troy, NY on Sunday, March 17, 2013.
Update on Baby Joey -March 21, 2013
Baby Joey continues on his amazing journey. Here is a quick update for all his fans.
The Default Prayers of Midwife Doyle
St. Paul's Episcopal in Troy, NY is starting a book club. Our priest, Father Michael Gorchov has picked Beginner's Grace by Kate Braestrup as our first selection. Beginner's Grace is a lovely book about prayer that is truly appropriate for people of all faiths (including atheists). I read the quirky and powerful book last year on the recommendation of Father Michael's wife, Marianne. In appreciation of Michael, Marianne and Kate, here are a few of my own beginning prayers.
Update on Baby Joey -March 27, 2013
Baby Joey is two week old! As he continues on his amazing journey, here is a quick update for all his fans.
Short Ribs with Strawberry Jam Demi Glacé
Having bought a side of beef from a local farmer (and beloved client), we are having many hearty and delicious meals. Here is a quick and easy recipe for braised beef short ribs.
Like Mother, Like Daughter
The importance of the breastfeeding relationship extends beyond the mother and baby. The lessons from that simple act ripple out into the world.