Saturday, April 18, 2009


I've missed this blog. And I've had a lot of things I've wanted to post here. But my poor baby boy was somehow exposed to Staph and contracted a horrible infection (bullous impetigo), so we've been preoccupied with that. Fortunately, he appears to be nearly back to normal!

Here's a quick hodgepodge of things I've been wanting to share...

International Midwives Day Celebration

If you live in AZ, be sure to attend this awesome event. If you live elsewhere, hopefully your local birthing community is planning something. If not, maybe you could plan something yourself! Here are the details:

WHO: Midwives, Families, Doulas, Childbirth Educators, the Birth Community, and anyone interested in supporting midwives and learning more about the Midwifery Model of Care

WHAT: A Celebration of Midwives, including a potluck (bring a dish to share!), raffle with prizes, kids area, maternity and children's clothing exchange (bring your stuff!), and informational booths

WHERE: Papago Park, 625 North Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85008, Ramadas 9 and 10 (Please park in Phoenix Zoo Parking Lot)

WHEN: Tuesday, May 5th From 10 a.m. To 2 p.m.

WHY: Midwives provide the highest level of healthcare to the pregnant women and families they serve. Let's get the word out and celebrate these amazing women!

An Award for Ina May

Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein (the creators of "The Business of Being Born") will be presenting Ina May Gaskin with their first "Best Birth" Award on May 5 in honor of the huge contribution she has made to American midwifery and maternity care. As part of the presentation of their award, they want to present Ina May with a large donation toward her Safe Motherhood Quilt Project and her efforts to raise awareness about preventable maternal deaths. Ricki and Abby will match every $5 donated. Please consider making a donation! Here's how:
Please make your $5 donation for Ina May via to the account If you prefer to send a check, please make it out to "Business of Birth LLC" and mail it to: Business of Birth, 15 W. 11th St. #3A NY, NY 10011. Email if you have any questions.

Birth Models That Work

I really wish I had a spare $65 to order this new book!

Courtesy of my 3-year-old

In reference to her baby brother: "Mommy squished his head out. Like a big poop. And the midwives catched him. And then they washed their gloves 'cause they got all messy."
Birth Photos

My doula brought over a disc with my birth photos last week! I've selected the "appropriate" ones for public viewing and plan to make a slideshow (or something) soon. Stay tuned for those! :-)

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