I spent the day at a waterbirth workshop. I’ve been present for and attended waterbirth as a midwife, but there was still things to learn. What struck me today? In addition to the research questions that alwys swim in my brain, I realized the newborn reflexes have a purpose in birth. How this never clicked for me before is beyond me. It makes the fetal movements make so much more sense.  See? You never stop learning.Read More →

I admit I have become a bit of a cynic over the past couple years.  Honestly, the more information I have access to, the less I enjoy listening to people explain why everything should be done their way when they don’t provide me with solid evidence. Not that I want to be rude, but I have very limited time –we have very limited time — to make a difference in people’s lives.  I choose not to spend mine on projects that cannot be supported with evidence. And by evidence I don’t mean something I read in a book somewhere.  I want facts, repeated, high qualityRead More →