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Adeline’s birth in pictures

We are just about at the first birthday of Adeline, a baby born last year during a busy May for our practice. This birth was powerful and joyful, and was attended by a good friend of Sarah's who is also a photographer and posted the following montage of her labor and...

Deanna’s story

Here's Deanna's birth story and her adorable baby. Her own words and chosen picture are posted with her permission. Thank you for sharing this with us, Deanna. " It had been a long week already by the time I woke up at 2am with the unmistakable signs of real labor. I...

Spring is here!

Spring has arrived in central Texas! We are luxuriating in warmer evenings for eating outside and the smells of our amazing wysteria vine next to the office. The bees love it too! " A LIGHT exists in spring Not present on the year At any other period. When March is...

The birth of Thatcher as told by his mom, Nina

Nina gave us permission to re-post her birth story from her blog https://www.enchantedcharisma.com On Wednesday June 8th, I accomplished the biggest and by far coolest thing I've ever done in my life. I gave birth naturally and unmedicated to our son and...

Fertility Charting

As our practice is evolving, Jenni and I are helping more people learn how to chart their menstrual cycle. This is a skill I think everyone who has a uterus and ovaries should learn how to do. It can help you know when is the best time to conceive a baby if you are...

International Day of the Midwife

Happy International Day of the Midwife! I was reading about this annual celebration of our work and discovered that it was established in 1992! Almost 25 years of celebrating midwives and the incredible care they provide pregnant and birthing people, and their...

Postpartum group starting May 12th

From our good friend and fabulous facilitator Lanell: " Throwing out a lifeline for new mamas and babies before school’s out for summer!  Raini Gomez, Le Cordon Bleu chef and doula, will prepare a delicious, nourishing breakfast for us each week! It’s gonna be YUMMY!...

Aviva Romm Class Offer

Jenni and I LOVE Aviva Romm and often recommend her remedies to clients.  Her books are great!  Her blog is great! and her online classes are great!  Here is an offer for parents that will be very helpful in raising and treating your children.  Check it out. Like most...

Our Second Annual MotherBloom reunion! February 2016

We were lucky enough to have a number of previous and current clients at our reunion in February. Despite the slightly gloomy weather, there was a lovely turnout, lots of delicious food, and many children playing on the trampoline and the swings. Thank you to those...

Quinlan’s Birth Story

This amazing person birthed her second baby last September.  Kat planned two homebirths but both of her babies decided to arrive early, thwarting their mother's plans.  Kat writes about her birth experience and how her Mama Bear instincts rocked the hospital on the...

Jenni is officially a Licensed Texas Midwife

It has been a long and bureaucratically intense process but Jenni is now a fully licensed Texas midwife! Though Jenni has been attending births as an assistant and helping with MotherBloom office work for several years, she has not been able to work as a primary...

We’re published ! In SQUAT Birth Journal

Hi all! Jenni and I co-wrote an article with our friend Roan and it was published in the final issue of Squat magazine.  Check it out! PDF of Full SQUAT Journal attached. This whole final issue is great SQUAT Birth Journal -Issue 22

A recipe for postpartum wellness

Blog post by Jenni One of the things most of our clients learn about me is that I love cookbooks. I also seem to have grown up being infused with a love of lists, and I make mental lists even when there is no paper available. A recipe, to me, evokes both of these in a...

Group Prenatal Recipes 2/4/15

Last Thursday at our group prenatal we made several recipes that everyone enjoyed.  I tried to make them easy for people to prepare.  The menu included: "clean out the refrigerator" quinoa salad, sautéed greens, "cashew cheese" dip, and chocolate pumpkin truffles....

What makes a midwife happy?

Seeing happy families ! This week two things happened that made my heart sing; there were actually more heart singing moments but these two stick out regarding my work as a midwife. The first was this: Meira turned two years old this week !  I helped Meira's mom at...

Recipes from group prenatal: Melted greens and Lactation cookies

When Jonah, my 17 year old, was a toddler we went to Boggy Creek Farm every Wednesday morning.  We watched the chickens, played in the sand, and bought lots of veggies for our week's meals.  I have such fond memories of these mornings at Boggy Creek, Carol Ann and...

Mat & Kitchen = Pilates and Recipes

Several months ago I signed up via a free month subscription promo for Tandy Gutierrez's Mat & Kitchen  pilates website.  I didn't really know what I was getting myself into but I am usually up for new things, a friend recommended it, and I was looking for new...