August 3, 2009, the doors of Local Care Midwifery opened for business. And we have been working ever since -attending births both at home and hospital, doing prenatal, postpartum and lactation visits, also plenty of gynecologic, mental health and primary care visits. There have been office and home visits galore, Spring and Fall Open Houses, and the ongoing LCM Moms & More semi monthly meetings. ...
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 ...
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.
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.
We never know what life is going to bring us. Today brings me both a wedding anniversary and a funeral service.
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.
Sunday October 27, 2013 is set aside for a special walk, a walk to support Baby Joey and his family. Join us in body and/or spirit and we walk hand inland, heart to heart supporting Joey and his family.
Local Care Midwifery, PLLC and K. Michelle Doyle, CNM, NYS LM are featured in this article about home birth in NY Capital District. The article published in CD Parent Pages was written by journalist Dania Bianchi. For her research, she interviewed many woman beloved by LCM: Chrissie Morrison, Kendra Hennessey, Chrissie Hotaling, Dr Marla Eglowstein.