What I Have Learned From Large Families: Part 1

As midwife, I am always learning from my clients. Since starting my own midwifery practice, I have gotten to know families in an even more intimate way. Large families, families with more than four children are a breed onto themselves, one that is especially dear to my heart. I have learned so many things from caring for large families...

By |2019-03-05T11:07:28-05:00August 9th, 2013|Home Birth, Midwifery, Midwifery, Mothering & Me|

The Top Ten Least Wonderful Things About Being a Private Practice, Home Birth Attending Midwife and Small Business Owner

The writing muse has been quiet lately. In attempt to woo her back, I posted a question on Facebook: 'What would you like to read as a Midwifery, Mothering & Me post'. The winning comment (for the moment) requested a post about the down side of being a midwife, the un-glamorous side of the job, something nitty and gritty. Well, (thank you, Mandy Torres) here goes....

By |2019-03-07T15:00:14-05:00August 2nd, 2013|Health, Home Birth, Midwifery, Midwifery, Mothering & Me|

Top Ten Reasons I Love Having A Planned Home Birth Practice

I love having a planned home birth practice. As a fun exercise, I have written my "Top Ten Reasons" in a Midwifery, Mothering and Me blog post. In all honestly, numbers nine through two may vary depending on the day and my mood. But, the number one reason is absolutely unwavering.

By |2019-03-07T15:03:44-05:00April 11th, 2013|Health, Home Birth, Midwifery, Midwifery, Mothering & Me|

How to Pick a Home Birth Midwife:It is Personal

If you are living in the Capital District of NY, after deciding that you want a planned home birth, you are faced with another decision: Who will you choose to work with? Currently, there is a plethora of planned home birth practices in the area. Troy, Albany, Saratoga, Latham, Teh Village of Nassua all sport Home Birth Midwifery practices. How do you choose?

By |2019-03-05T08:56:03-05:00April 5th, 2013|Home Birth, Midwifery, Mothering & Me|

Memory: Cody Starts School

Children are not all the same. Thank goodness! My son, Cody, now a Sophomore at RPI (and on the Dean's List) gave his preschool teacher reason to worry. But really nothing was wrong. Cody was (and still is) perfect at being Cody. His brain just works a bit different. Thank goodness. Cody (and his friend Austin), taught me that neuro-diversity is important.

By |2019-03-07T15:07:19-05:00March 29th, 2013|Midwifery, Mothering & Me|
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