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My friend Erin Goodman has been running an awesome podcast series called Behind the Blog. I’ve loved listening to her chat with some fabulous blogging women and was honored when she asked me to appear as a guest on the podcast. I’ve always wanted to collaborate with Erin and I accepted without hesitation. Erin was [...]


here is nothing that feels better than helping out a good cause and today I want to tell you about an opportunity to help ensure safe births for mothers and babies in Fond Parisien, Haiti. Last spring I was invited to a brunch to learn about Circle of Health International (COHI), a maternal health organization [...]


In celebration of International Day of the Midwife I have news I want to officially share with you. As you know, I am very passionate about maternal health and inspired about the ways web technology and new media are creating opportunities for individuals and organizations to expand on their work. These two world have organically [...]


Twitter Chat for Birth Pros

by flowers on March 21, 2011 · 12 comments

Announcement: We’re busy launching the new BirthSwell website to help birth professionals connect with the digital resources to help healthy birth go viral.   Reaching the 2.0 Mom with Your Birth Genius   Birth Pros: we hope we’ll see you at #BirthGenius, a twitter chat where we talk about reaching moms with evidence-based information about [...]


The party is in full swing. We’re home from holiday visiting, I’ve unpacked everyone and we’re non-stop prepping for the new year. There’s so much to be thankful for and many preparations are in order. 2010, I kiss you good-bye. You were a roller coaster of extremes. We launched part 1 of the family business, [...]


30 for 30 :: Birthday Blessings

by flowers on June 8, 2010 · 12 comments

I had meant to have time to write this earlier or even last night, but we at Free Our Midwives were swept into a last minute, 24 hour, do or die grassroots movement. In the last moments we learned that our midwifery bill was *not* expected to pass and if we had any hope of [...]


Parade + Birth Advocacy

by flowers on June 7, 2010 · 3 comments

This past weekend was the Ithaca Festival which happens every year the weekend after the college students go home. It’s a way for locals to celebrate the arrival of summer and there is a heavy focus on local music and art. Everything is kicked off on Thursday night at the big parade. We actually live [...]


Inspired & On Fire :: 35 weeks

by flowers on May 17, 2010 · 2 comments

I know I said *last* week was my 35 week intentions, but upon further investigating of calendars and dates and edd’s AND the fact that both my boys were born past 42 weeks I have decided to slow this pregnancy down a little bit. Thus, I am now entering my 35th week ;-) I’ve been [...]


New York Families Lobby for Midwives

by flowers on April 13, 2010 · 30 comments

We did it! After hundreds of hours of preparations (and a little meltdown) we showed up in Albany (over 3 hours away), rallied at our state capital and lobbied with our legislators in support of the Midwifery Modernization Act. This was no small feat for us small town volunteers, but since we’re all superstars in [...]


Birth Activism

by flowers on December 27, 2009 · 14 comments

These last few weeks have been a blur of wonderfulness. I know I’ve hinted at the local birth activism I’ve been participating in, but I want to share where I’ve been and what I’ve been doing. I usually fall asleep dreaming up blog posts and now I fall asleep dreaming of how social media can [...]

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