Thursday, April 23, 2009

I love my clients, and their little ones.

This happy visitor loves coming to my house for prenatals, his mom says he sometimes asks to go to Bri's. Probably because I feed him and have trains and noisemakers.

I LOVE doing prenatals for N, she has a brood of eager assistants.
We all sit around to find out where the baby's bum is and to hear the heart beat.
Of course, they want to hear their babies' hearts as well.
Sometimes it's confusing that there are baby hearts in bellies and regular hearts elsewhere.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Saturday, April 4, 2009


I met this lovely family in dire straits. Close to her due date and with her first labor lasting only a few hours, G and I didn't have much time to get to know each other, but our trust was built quickly. She called one night just after midnight with something like gas pains and I rushed right over, luckily I live close by.
Just over an hour after she called me, her baby was born in the bathtub without water (a shower had been running previously) and this little boy woke to his new baby brother.
Welcome Mitchell Scott


2009 has been REALLY busy so far, full of babies and new moms. I'm trying to get caught up bit by bit so expect some new posts straggling in.

From Beginning, to End

I have come full-circle with my very first client. It was a beautiful and rewarding experience caring for her and her baby, and I'm sad to say goodbye. 
I met S and her family last summer. As a third time home-birther, she taught me many things about beginning my new practice, and she was the perfect client. She was healthy and strong, took good care of herself, and her baby grew perfectly. When it came time for our home visit, she even had John and I over for dinner. I loved getting to know S and her family, and I was honored to be their midwife, to nurture her as she nurtured me. Congratulations on your new little one.

Welcome baby Benjamin!