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...