…those who navigate the uncertainties involved in early stages of breastfeeding are very likely to come to a place of contentment, simplicity, relaxed feelings about breastfeeding and the holistic health benefits that it promises.
Home Oriented Maternity Experience — “H.O.M.E. Meetings” “H.O.M.E. Meetings” are a tradition of home birth families dating back to April, 1974 when a group of five women conceived the idea of an educational organization for couples needing information and support for home birth. Since then, H.O.M.E. grew into a cohesive group of parents and birth attendants who support safe home birth in … Continue reading Home Oriented Maternity Experience
Written by Midwife, Laurie Zoyiopoulos, CPM Something I wrote a couple of years ago after a home VBAC….. Yesterday I was a midwife more than a baby catcher. Some think that the 2 are always the same, but I know that they are not. Most of the time I catch a baby as the mother … Continue reading A Privilege to Witness
“Midwives historically have been known as the wise women of the community. People came to midwives for birth, healing, counsel and death. We believe every woman is a midwife.” ~Alice Skenandore, Wise Women Gathering Place, Inc. A month ago when Dr. Janet Hagen asked me to speak at the John C. Burke Correctional Center … Continue reading A Trip to Women’s Prison