Attendees dance to marimba music by Jenaguru Full Moon Marimba at the Eugene 2011 Midwifery Today conference.
Photo by Robin Gray-Reed
In this poetic article, the author uncovers the grace and gratitude present in a moment shared amongst midwives, dancing their stories.
Read more…. Dancing Stories
Personal sharing through story is often discouraged in the medical professions, but a good story, well-told, can enrich the relationship between birth professionals and their clients.
Read more…. The Value of Sharing Story
The author’s mother-in-law Bara Cvarak, with grandchildren Rick and Danica Cvarak
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The roles of grandma and the postpartum doula are often ill-defined, and can be challenging to balance with the immediate needs of a new mom and baby. Author Vicky York discovers that with a little effort and patience, doulas and grandmas can work together. After all, there’s nothing quite like grandma’s love.
Read more…. Accepting Love without Perfection: The Roles of Grandmothers and Postpartum Doulas