Blessing Workshop

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What is Delayed Cord Clamping?

  What is Delayed Cord Clamping? Written by Alana Potter One notable difference between hospital and out of hospital birth is the time typically allowed for the infant to receive the placental blood supply before clamping and cutting the umbilical cord....

Circle of Grace

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Wild and Wonderful; Women’s Wisdom

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Walk with Compassion, Joyfulness, & Boldness

Are you feeling stripped down to nothing? Have your insides felt like they are withered and stretched to the outside without your permission? Have you felt so lost, alone and totally deprived of joy that you do not know how you will get out of bed that morning? We all...

My Homebirth, Why Homebirth written by Noel Conlon

Growing up I always had a fascination for birth. I used to watch the birthing shows on the television ever since I can remember. What has tweaked my interest more than anything was homebirth. Once I found out that my husband and I were expecting our first I knew...

Who Will You Be When Your Dreams Fail?

    Who Will You Be When Your Dreams Fail? Will You Keep Fighting or Give Up Hope?   [hr]  I had started a journal at the beginning of this year. A few weeks ago, I decided to go through and read some entries that I had written. Most of them were dealing...

Hearing TRUTH by Doran Richards

As women, of all ages, all faiths, of all shapes and sizes, we struggle. We struggle with hearing lies, and believing them. We want nothing more than to be humble, to be at rest with what God has for us, with whatever is in our path to mould us and refine us. But, we...

Waiting Season

Winter is upon us, officially. Winter brings many facets of life, but the most prominent ones are patience and seasons of waiting. We wait. We contemplate. We muse. We find quiet. Periodically, we are forced into quiet. We are plummeted into stillness. We are stirred...

Birth Story… Told by Midwife’s Assistant:

Quietly we drive, on a beautiful sunny day, up the winding mountain road. We are anxious and hopeful, praying silently for God’s guidance. We pray for the mother and family that we are serving today, thankful we were able to find the home a few weeks earlier at the 36...

She Said – She Said

Perspective. It is subjective. Being a midwife has taught me many things; one being that there are always two sides to the story, and they both can be equally important, relevant and captivating. I wonder, after a birth, what my clients think about their birth...

Testimony in the Making

Life is a terribly fragile experience for most of us. When it is problem free, most of us with a few decades of life under our belts know from experience that it won't stay that way. There are difficulties, but it isn't these I'm talking about; it is the life-changing...

How to Transfer

Maintaining grace and poise when life throws you curveballs. I've learned a lot about childbirth over the years. I have nine children who were born in various situations including planned home births, planned hospital births, and even one born in the car! Throughout...