This year, Michelle was one of three winners in a national contest, the Pampers and AWHONN Thank You Nurses Award.
K. Michelle Doyle reflects on the LCM Stats for 2015
Information on Local Care Midwifery's practice outcomes for 2015 as calculated by MANA Stats Project.
Since the beginning of Local Care Midwifery, I have participated in Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA) Statistics project and the American College of Nurse Midwives Benchmarking. Here are the 2014 stats.
LCM turned five and we celebrated with cake and balloons and babies and wagon rides and... Fun! Here are the photos (all 100 of them).
On August 3, 2009, I opened the door to Local Care Midwifery. Five years and 145 LCM Babies later, we are still here.
In 1999, my family and I moved to New York from Carbondale, Colorado. We moved here for my first job as a midwife. We moved here with my job contract, a lot of hope, and more than just a few prayers. We drove a U-Haul filled with all our belongings and a station wagon filled with our three kids. We drove across mountains, plains and the great Mississippi. Our finances were tight (our budget could handle an occasional treat at Friendly's, not gallons of organic milk). This move was a stretch for all of us, a leap of faith as a family to support my dream of being a midwife.
It has been five years since Local Care Midwifery opened its doors. Those same five years have seen lots of change to the face of midwifery and planned home birth in the Capital District of New York.
Into Loving Hands is a movie about a midwife, a family, a pregnancy, and a baby who is expected to die minutes after birth. It is a story that needs to be told.
Please forgive me for not writing sooner. The last month and a half have flown by -moving home and office was a lot of work! In honor of Valentine's Day. in honor of you my reader's and most importantly, in honor of Joseph Jude and his story, I am 'back in the saddle' and submitting a post. Read to the end and support the Into Loving Hands Movie fundraising campaign.