For my birthday, I gave myself the gift of quiescence. Human existence is always a balance of activity and stillness. Literally from the beginning of our physical being, we must move and rest. From the moment that egg and sperm join, a dance begins, movement balanced with quiet. In that beginning, there is work and rest, activity and stillness. That stillness is quiescence.
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.
My husband had surgery. For a few nights, we have to sleep apart.
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.
Every time I am asked, 'How did you become a midwife?" I feel my young self realizing her calling.
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.
Inspired by Christa Parrish's novel, Stones for Bread. this blog post bubbled into my consciousness.
My daughter Alison is my favorite critic and editor. After reading this post, she texted that I could use it. She said it was "kinda boring. But alright." -Exactly!
A year ago, I was waiting for Baby Joey to be born. Baby Joey that no one expected to live.
Boy, girl, or unknown, everyone wishes for a healthy child, right? Well, here are my thoughts on the comment "As week as they are healthy"