This question could be asked of so many things, but here today I’m talking about those tiny yucky (or are they) things that take over our bodies... parasites, germs, microbes, viruses... the hidden enemies. We learned as children to ‘WASH YOUR HANDS’ before dinner, and to shower and bathe ourselves to be ‘clean’ and avoid… Continue reading Is it Good or Bad?
The Semester hasn’t begun yet, but I’m plugging away at the work load, because they offered it to me early, so I figure why not? I mean I’m actually blessed with the time to work on things now more than I will be in the months to come, and I feel like it would be… Continue reading School!
Happy New Year
Your Cherished Birth would like to congratulate you on surviving 2020! Amidst the craziness we all endured over the year 2020, there were some amazing silver linings here in my home, and in my work, so I thought I’d share them with you. Over 2020 I attended 37 births 20 Girls, 17 Boys 5 C-sections… Continue reading Happy New Year
I discovered a new word the other day as my midwifery preceptor and her other assistant/student and I were talking about an idea being developed to introduce birth workers to new information. The word is Palaver, and it means “a conference, or discussion”. This word is now the basis of what I’m going to share.… Continue reading Palaver
WOW 2020! What an adventure. Besides having a pandemic on the hands of people around the world, I've also begun midwifery school, and let me tell you, it is overwhelming, and difficult, and yet going to be so worth it! I can't wait to serve mamas in more ways! However, the midwife I work with… Continue reading I’m Available
It has always been my dream to become a homebirth midwife, and suddenly I find myself in the position to follow that dream! For the last month I have been an apprentice for a local midwife, training in various courses, and applying to colleges. I have attended three births since becoming a homebirth midwifery apprentice,… Continue reading Switching roles
So your friend has past her due date
As a mother who is currently past her due date this subject is a bit intimate for me, but I'd like to share some helpful guidelines for interacting with a mother who has past her due date. I'd also like to state that these are guidelines, not rules and different women will respond in different… Continue reading So your friend has past her due date
Loving my Neighbor
Luke 10:27 Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul and all your mind, and love your neighbor as yourself. Recently in a friendly debate about the differences in what is acceptable to some demographics as opposed to others, I was told my ideas were dangerous. My ideas are grounded in… Continue reading Loving my Neighbor
Theories on Birth
*please be aware this is just my thoughts on labor, not scientifically backed by any research. When pregnant you'll hear a lot of talk about 'false labor', and 'prodromal labor' and other terms that basically equate to 'you won't be having your baby as soon as you hoped'. And as your pregnancy progresses you may… Continue reading Theories on Birth
In case you haven’t got enough to do already! Yogurt!
I've been working on mastering the art of yogurt for awhile now, and I'm about to share some really exciting information with you. YOU CAN MAKE YOUR OWN YOGURT! Why would you though? It is SO inexpensive to buy, what need have you for making your own? Well to put it simply, home made yogurt… Continue reading In case you haven’t got enough to do already! Yogurt!