Why in the world would I ever even consider writing a blog post entitled 'How to Report a Midwife in NY'? Because I care about women, babies, and midwives.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
A year ago, I was waiting for Baby Joey to be born. Baby Joey that no one expected to live.