I own more than 12 copies of Weston Price Foundation’s “Healthfy 4 Life”. They are currently all checked out from my client lending library. Some will eventually get returned, but like many good books, some will not. So, I went on-line to order some more to have in my lending library and found the pdf […]
From Maeve Jordan our 3rd year midwife student about working with California Midwifery Service: “Rosanna is a passionate life-long learner, so creating a positive environment for learning is a high priority for her. She does this in many ways, especially always being generous with her time and support of my plans and ideas for learning […]
Celebrate Mothers Gathering is an 8 year old service of my midwifery practice. It’s a monthly gathering for mothers with babies of all ages and includes expectant mothers. The value they find is in hanging out with other mothers, experiencing community, camaraderie, and shared wisdom among like minded mothers. Recently, our conversations often includes all […]
A collection of some of my favorite bits on birth and parenting: Jim Gaffigan on his wife’s homebirths. Monty Python’s The Miracle of Birth, aka The Machine that Goes Ping. Bill Cosby on Natural Childbirth. Blog from Mr. Nice Guy on “The Day it All Went Down”.
It used to be people ate liver on a regular basis for health benefits, especially pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers and children. It is a true nutrient dense food. Of course, as with all beef, grass fed is far superior. If you’re not used to cooking it, have trouble securing grass fed liver or don’t like the taste, a reasonable alternative is Liver Capsules such as those sold by Radiant Life. In this Radiant Life Blog post they also discuss a little about the nutritive value of liver.
As mothers, one of our strongest instincts is to keep our children healthy and safe. That includes ensuring that what enters our children’s bodies will not harm them. Yet trying to completely avoid all toxins in our foods and the environment is an unrealistic goal that may only create stress—and thus produce more toxins in the body!
When to ‘Call The Midwife’: more adventures in the life of a homebirth midwife. When is the best time for the midwife to arrive? My preceptor and mentor, Faith Gibson, is fond of saying: ‘ten minutes before she’s needed’. Homebirth planning is a bit different than hospital birth planning. This is partly because the care is so individualized and often times we are not just looking for specific signs and symptoms of labor, and/or a specific labor pattern.