Lately it seems that there is so much violence, hatred, and discord in the world: Suicide bombings. Mass shootings. Environmental disasters. Rapes and murders. Political mayhem. Cyber bullying. Schoolyard bullying. Suicides. Drug overdoses. Every day there is another mass shooting or senseless slaying somewhere in the US, another report of a heinous attack somewhere in the world: Orlando. Dallas. Chicago. Turkey. Nice. Belgium. Paris. Baghdad. Medina. ...
For my birthday, I received an electric pressure cooker from my kids and my lovely sister. Yes, I am the person that can find excitement in an appliance.
Everyone needs to get hot, sweaty and out of breath. The trick is finding an activity that will get you there, and that you love. I have found mine: call me crazy, but I love to mow.
Prenatal vitamins are important to taking every day as soon as you know you are pregnant, right? Um... Maybe not. Excessive intake of folic acid and Vit B12 may actually increase the risk of serious issues including autism.
Midwife K. Michelle Doyle writes about losing and regaining healthy habits.
In this crazy and chaotic season, be sure to take a moment for your self
People ask me all kinds of questions about home birth, midwifery, my background, my equipment, my personal philosophy, my experience... But to this day, no one has ever asked how my surgical instruments are cleaned and sterilized.
MedScape Medical News: Troubling Gap in Hospitals' Obstetric Complication Rates This article is about the need for feedback to hospitals about their rates of OB complications compared to other hospitals. What I took away from this article from is absolute horror that US hospitals are doing so poorly. "At low-performing hospitals, 22.55% of patients delivering vaginally experienced major complications such as hemorrhage, infection, lacerations, and thrombotic events, as ...
Why in the world would I ever even consider writing a blog post entitled 'How to Report a Midwife in NY'? Because I care about women, babies, and midwives.
For my birthday, I gave myself the gift of quiescence. Human existence is always a balance of activity and stillness. Literally from the beginning of our physical being, we must move and rest. From the moment that egg and sperm join, a dance begins, movement balanced with quiet. In that beginning, there is work and rest, activity and stillness. That stillness is quiescence.