LCM Turned 10!

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. ...

Troy Midwife Loves Babies

It is not often that the camera turns on me -usually I am the one snapping pics. But recently, a momma took the camera out of my hands and captured shots of me and her baby. Looking at these photos, it is obvious that I love this baby. Well, who wouldn't right? She is lovely! But, full disclosure, I truly love babies. And as these photos ...

By |2019-07-24T08:12:32-05:00May 31st, 2019|Midwifery, Mothering & Me, Other|

Michelle on WMHT

Recently, I was interviewed by Jessica Bloustein Marshall of WMHT. Our discussion focused on my chapter in the book 'Nobody Told Me About That: The First Six Weeks'. In this book focusing on the first six weeks of new parenthood, I wrote a chapter about dealing with visitors, balancing your sometimes conflicting needs for privacy and support. Also, check out the Nobody Told Me About That website and FaceBook page.

By |2019-03-06T05:56:28-05:00January 31st, 2019|Midwifery, Mothering & Me, Videos|

Beat the Heat? More like Survive the Swelter

Ok folks a big, long, nasty hot spell is arriving as I type. The forecast puts us above 90 degrees every day in the next week. Here are some requests, suggestions and miscellaneous tips to help you survive the swelter. Please, please, please stay hydrated this coming week. Dehydration can lead to all kinds of nasty things ranging from feeling rotten, to preterm labor, to death. ...

By |2019-03-06T11:16:36-05:00June 29th, 2018|Health, Midwifery, Midwifery, Mothering & Me|

Postpartum Rest and Recovery: My Recipe

Postpartum, the time after birth, is a period of change and integration where rest and recovery are necessary. As a midwife, I work with birthing families to help plan for this period during prenatal care. I also do many postpartum visits with every client, some visits at homes, some at my office, visits at the hospital when needed. Mother and baby are the obvious focus of ...

By |2019-03-06T11:23:19-05:00June 21st, 2018|LCM News, Midwifery, Mothering & Me|