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Robin Lim: Hero of the Year!

Robin Lim CNN Hero of the Year

December 12, 2011

Today, midwives and mothers everywhere can celebrate Robin Lim’s amazing and well-deserved win of CNN’s 2011 Hero of the Year award.


“Pregnancy Massage Tables” vs. Pregnancy Massage Positioning

November 28, 2011

One of the most common questions I get about pregnancy massage is whether I use one of those fancy tables where you get to lie on your belly even if you’re 42 weeks pregnant.

My short answer is no.

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What to Expect When You’re Expecting

August 1, 2011

Oh, this book. The book midwives love to hate. The book that scares unsuspecting parents. And, unfortunately, the book that manages to end up in the hands of pretty much everyone who even hears the word “pregnant.”


Anything by Aviva Jill Romm

Romm: Natural Health After Birth

July 30, 2011

I highly recommend anything and everything by Aviva Jill Romm. She is a midwife, herbalist, and easy-to-read author whose works are both useful to experienced herbalists and accessible to families.


Contrasting Births

September 28, 2010

These two births were similar in that they were both holdout primips from the previous month, shared the same due date, and happened back-to-back.  Other aspects of their labors and births, however, were polar opposites, and very interesting to compare to one another.  I learned a lot here, including a glimpse of how much I […]


Missed Births

September 1, 2010

The entire month of August, I attended zero births, which is wild considering our practice had 5 EDDs on the calendar for the month.  My preceptor attended 3, but I managed to miss all of them, and the 2 other August mamas went over into September.  This is the story of the births for which […]


Fast Homebirths

July 10, 2010

In which our hero relates the tale of the most recent birth, as well as another that I hadn’t told yet.  At least, not here.  These two were both fast.  They also happen to be the only two births so far to take place in our clients’ homes.  And the only two underwater births so […]


Bonus Babies

June 26, 2010

The account of two births with primips (first-time mamas) who came to us last minute.  I had thought we were done with our births for June, but shows what I know! The first client came to us at 39 weeks 5 days. She had been planning a hospital birth, but not looking forward to it. […]


First Week, First Babies

June 5, 2010

Alright, so I’m sitting here, having a late lunch, checking in every so often on the mama and baby in the other room.  I haven’t even been here a week, and there’ve been two births, although I only attended today’s. The one I missed was an emergency induction and Cesarean for mama’s health with a […]


Maternity Massage Series

May 25, 2010

Yesterday I finished the last day of a 6-day series of workshops on perinatal massage. I’ve taken shorter pregnancy massage workshops, but this was longer and integrated labor and the postpartum period very nicely. It was even great just to have a refresher for those parts that were review for me.

I’m feeling completely invigorated and excited to start up my massage practice again, but it’s a bittersweet ending.


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