A Year that Asks

I’ve had this quote on my refrigerator for many years. The author wrote one of my favorite books.               This year asked A LOT of questions.  It is a year that I’m glad is over. It was cloudy and wet with rain & with tears. There were tough decisions and injustices. It was humbling, and...
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Custom Made Homebirth

One of the many things I love about homebirth is being invited into a family’s home. I usually visit their home for the first time around 4 weeks before the baby’s due date. This is the time we make sure all the birth supplies are organized and that I know where to find things when I arrive for...
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Babies of the World

I LOVE the cultural and racial diversity of the mamas I am serving now. Before the birth center my clients were mostly white Americans and only a handful of black Americans. Currently I’m working with moms from Russia, Hungary, Serbia, China, Peru, and Germany. Last year I attended mamas...
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Right Here Right Now

Haven’t written in a long time but today’s birth sparked some inspiration. I’ve recently started attending yoga classes. Since I rarely exercise yoga is new for me and rather difficult. Getting in the right mind set to actually leave the house and go to a class where I have to do...
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Passages

Today I pulled out my new 2009 day timer and retired my 2008 book after looking through it to review the year. I often feel like I never accomplish enough but this was a good way to see that I get plenty done. In general I took care of my family, served my religious community, worked 2 jobs, and...
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Let It Be

I’ve had a 6 week break from births and didn’t really have much to blog about except that after my last birth at the beginning of September I got a speeding ticket coming home at 1:00 AM which was a bummer. I don’t even remember what my homestretch song was. Just a few days ago I...
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