This week has been like no other I have ever experienced. Last Thursday marked the arrival of our beautiful baby boy, and although it’s only been one week since he made his peaceful entrance in to the world, I now … Continue reading
I feel privileged to be able to share this with you all.
Over the last few months I have had the honor of getting to know this beautiful, sweet family, and a few weeks ago, was lucky enough to be able to attend the truly moving birth of their second baby, Eleanor Grace….who is, by the way…GORGEOUS!
Eleanor was welcomed in to her home surrounded by the people who love her the most…Mom, Dad, big brother Leo (and of course, all of us lovely Midwives!)
This is their story…
Born at home
Video beautifully filmed by Paul Heber
A huge thank you to the Palatucci family for letting me be part of their amazing birth. It was a pleasure to be apart of your journey!
Becoming a Midwife is a personal journey which goes far beyond medical training, textbooks and knowledge.
It is more than just a career choice.
It is a calling to something greater.
A passion and desire for a rewarding and meaningful career.
It has become more than just a job for me.
It has become part of my identity.
It is far more than Monday to Friday 9 to 5.
You’re a midwife?? That’s cool, I wanted to do that when I was a kid. What do you make?” “WHAT DO I MAKE?” I make holding your hand seem like the most important thing in the world when you’re scared, i can make your baby breathe when they stop. I can help you to survive a postpartum haemorrhage, I make myself get out of bed at 5am, so I can care for you and your partner on one of the most important days of your life, and am privileged to do so. I make my family wait for dinner, until I know your family is taken care of. I make myself skip lunch so that I can ensure everything I did for you today is documented. I make myself work weekends, nights, and holidays, because people don’t just birth babies 9-5 Monday – Friday. Today, I might save you, or your baby. I make a difference, what do you make?” REPOST if you are a very proud midwife. I am!
I just came across this video on YouTube.
Women and couples talk about the many roles their Midwives played throughout their pregnancies. In essence, they experience the Midwife as friend, support, and professional; in the end an advocate for their autonomous role as a mother
I’m really excited as a Midwife and a Doula, and someone who loves all things birth, about the launch of this new project. I’m equally excited that the 2 front runners of this project are Brits!! 2 wonderfully passionate film … Continue reading
Thank you to the wonderful Emily Bartlett (my favorite Licensed Acupuncturist in LA) for featuring me on her site, HolisticKid.com. Click on the link above to read my mini interview… HolisticKid.com
I’m happy to hear that home births are starting to hit the media in a positive light!
Celebs, Ordinary Women Embracing Home birth With the Help of Midwives - ABC News Aug 1st 2011
- Boy for Blair!! (smiffybaby.com)
Check out Ina May Gaskin’s amazing statistics from her 2,028 births on The Farm between 1970-2000.