Why Homebirth?

Why Homebirth?

Guest post by Mishka Brownley If I had a penny for every time someone’s asked me this question, or looked at me with slight disapproval in their eyes and remarked, “you’re brave!”  I am writing this apologia not because it injures my pride to...
Interview with a Midwife

Interview with a Midwife

(Photo by Nicole Tronti Photography) A few months ago, a friend of mine, Sara Mackey Dunn, who is a mother of many, a mentor to a great many other moms in her area, a doula, breastfeeding advocate, and a student midwife, asked me if she could interview me as part of...
A Few Thoughts on Waterbirth

A Few Thoughts on Waterbirth

Whenever I ask friends and clients for ideas for blog posts, someone always suggests waterbirth. I keep putting off writing about it, and then wondering why I’m procrastinating, maybe because there are so many articles out there already that I wasn’t sure what to add....
Why You Should Pay Your Midwife

Why You Should Pay Your Midwife

Because it’s the right thing to do. That ought to be the end of this post, really, but I’ve had so many interesting conversations and experiences with people lately about payment for my services that I’m starting to feel a need to clarify a few...
The Midwife’s Bag

The Midwife’s Bag

“What do you carry in your midwife bag?” That’s a question I hear frequently at consults with prospective clients. The parents to be want to know what kind of tools and instruments I bring to help keep things safe at a baby’s birth. Small...
What to Expect from Midwifery Care

What to Expect from Midwifery Care

  As a homebirth midwife, I spend a significant amount of my work time meeting prospective clients who are deciding whether they want a homebirth, and which midwife they will choose to work with.. Sometimes we meet out someplace for coffee, other times I come to their...
What Midwives Are and What We Do

What Midwives Are and What We Do

  Midwife…the word conjures up different images for different folks. One might think of the gutsy midwives of Exodus who saved the Hebrew boy babies, or another, the starched and pressed, bicycle-riding midwives of 1950s East London popularized by tv’s Call the...