Hearthside Maternity Services

pregnancy, birth & lactation services… at home

The Big Picture…

Yesterday, the Journal of Midwifery &Women’s Health published “Outcomes of Care for 16,924 Planned Home Births in the United States: The Midwives Alliance of North America,  Statistics Project, 2004 to … Continue reading

January 31, 2014

Rethinking the Birth Plan

At the CAPPA Labor Doula training I attended this past weekend, Crystal Marris Sada (doula genius) spoke with us about going beyond the birth plan with our clients (Crystal offers … Continue reading

July 27, 2013

What is a Scope of Practice?

This is something that’s been on my mind a lot lately. I run an online midwifery study group and we’re constantly talking about a midwife’s Scope of Practice (SoP) (answer: … Continue reading

July 27, 2013

An Uncomfortable Encounter With Racism

I wish I could say that I’m well versed in racial justice and that I’m totally enlightened and am ready to pave the way toward genuine racial equality in birth … Continue reading

March 9, 2013 · 1 Comment

Bonded Beginnings & Pre- and Perinatal Psychology

This month’s Pathways to Family Wellness Magazine has a great feature article by Myrna Martin and Kate White. The article, ‘Pre- and Perinatal Experiences for Health and Healing’, discuss the … Continue reading

December 15, 2012

Focusing on BEBE

Phew! Life and work has been going at double speed lately leaving little time to write. That’s ok- I’ve always committed myself to allow writing to be cathartic; I write … Continue reading

June 21, 2012

A Love Letter on Mother’s Day

This week saw the explosion of the “Mom Enough?” cover by Time Magazine. Sigh…  Over the past few days there has been a ton of fights about breastfeeding & parenting … Continue reading

May 13, 2012