As a midwife, I have known strong and determined women that by sheer will and determination made their bodies do impossible feats. But sometimes, the opposite happens: the body is so strong that the heart and mind simply have to bend.
Even after 15 years as a NYS licensed midwife, five years having my own midwifery practice and four years serving on the Board of New York State Association of Licensed Midwives, some of my clients and best friends still don't understand why I have an eye chart. Hope this answers some questions.
Obesity is a reality for me, as it is for many.
The Top Ten Least Wonderful Things About Being a Private Practice, Home Birth Attending Midwife and Small Business Owner
The writing muse has been quiet lately. In attempt to woo her back, I posted a question on Facebook: 'What would you like to read as a Midwifery, Mothering & Me post'. The winning comment (for the moment) requested a post about the down side of being a midwife, the un-glamorous side of the job, something nitty and gritty. Well, (thank you, Mandy Torres) here goes....
I love having a planned home birth practice. As a fun exercise, I have written my "Top Ten Reasons" in a Midwifery, Mothering and Me blog post. In all honestly, numbers nine through two may vary depending on the day and my mood. But, the number one reason is absolutely unwavering.
The importance of the breastfeeding relationship extends beyond the mother and baby. The lessons from that simple act ripple out into the world.
At my house, we eat together. Everyday. Everyday, we sit down and share food, space and time together.