Evidence Based Care is a Three Legged Stool

Evidence based care (aka evidence based practice) is a phrase that gets tossed around a lot. It is frustrating to me, a health care provider that aims to provide evidence based care, it is frustrating when I hear other providers say that their patients ‘refused evidence based care” as if evidence were the only part of the equation. Nope. Evidence based care has three parts: the evidence, ...

Local Care Midwifery Given ACNM Best Practice Awards

Local Care Midwifery, PLLC Awarded ACNM Best Practice 2017 Annual List Recognizes Labor, Birth and Perinatal Outcomes Troy, NY, May 24, 2018 – Local Care Midwifery, PLLC was recently recognized as a Best Practice 2017 by the American College of Nurse-Midwives. Best Practices are recognized for outstanding clinical and resource utilization outcomes, as well as for meeting nationally established benchmarks. The “Four Core” Best Practice designation acknowledges ...

By |2019-03-05T14:31:06-04:00May 25th, 2018|Health, Home Birth, LCM News, Midwifery|

Just Midwifery

Recently, someone asked on Facebook if I did “just midwifery or also OB-GYN?” At first I was taken aback: putting the word ‘just’ in front of anything sounds belittling. But I quickly got over myself and realized that she was simply asking a question. What a great question! Do I do just midwifery? Maybe… In NY state, Licensed Midwives provide full scope health care for women. ...

By |2019-03-06T17:39:59-04:00April 27th, 2018|LCM News, Midwifery, Mothering & Me|

Black Maternal Health Week 2018

On Tuesday, I took part in a press conference at the NYS Assembly highlighting Black Maternal Health Week, maternal mortality, a racial disparity in health outcomes. Spending time in the Capital with cameras and reporters and legislators puts me way out of my comfort zone but I put on my best face (and some lipstick) and did my part. Here is the statement I give and ...

By |2019-03-06T17:49:58-04:00April 19th, 2018|Health, LCM News, Local Events|

Coconut Rich Cake

These days so many things are free-gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free... Well, not this cake. It is rich! Rich with sugar, gluten, and most importantly, coconut! I made it dairy-free but it would be easy to substitute butter for coconut oil and 'regular' sweetened condensed milk for the coconut one that I use. This cake is really good. I mean, it is really, really good. Moist, flavorful, delicate ...

By |2019-03-06T18:10:09-04:00March 9th, 2018|LCM News|

LCM Stats 2017

In 2017, Local Care Midwifery (LCM) attended 31 births. Of these, 29 babies were born vaginally and two were born by Cesarean Section. The Vaginal Delivery Rate for LCM clients in 2017 was 94%, and the C/S Rate was 6%. (That's 6% compared to a US C/S rate of 32% and a NYS C/S rate of 34%.)We had 26 clients that entered labor planning to birth at home* and except ...

By |2019-03-06T18:15:31-04:00February 22nd, 2018|LCM News, Midwifery, Mothering & Me|

2017 by the Numbers

2017 Numbers A new year is here, 2018. Like many of you, I find myself simultaneously looking forward and looking back. What did I do last year? What should I have done? What should I have left undone? What will I do this year? What should I do? What should I leave undone? As one year ends and another begins, I look over my ...

By |2019-03-05T08:10:25-04:00January 19th, 2018|LCM News, Midwifery, Midwifery, Mothering & Me|